Tag Archives: The Wisdom of Crowds

Crowdsourcing: A Decade In Review

(This piece was originally posted to the HeroX blog) In 2004, James Surowiecki published a highly influential book, “The Wisdom of Crowds.” The central idea of the book is that the decisions made by a large and diverse group of … Continue reading

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Are crowds stupid?

We have been talking about the wisdom of crowds for so long and with such a passion that it was only a matter of time that someone would decide to call crowds stupid. And here it comes: Aran Rees, “a creativity … Continue reading

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What can crowds do?

Since the publication, in 2004, of James Surowiecki’s highly influential book, “The Wisdom of Crowds,” the idea that large groups of people are smarter than a few individuals, however brilliant, has been gradually gaining prominence in academic circles, business communities … Continue reading

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