Michelle's Reviews > The Smart Swarm: How to Work Efficiently, Communicate Effectively, and Make Better Decisions Using the Secrets of Flocks, Schools, and Colonies

The Smart Swarm by Peter Miller
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May 30, 2011

really liked it
Read from May 18 to 30, 2011

Solid science so far + very readable...interesting framing of "crowds" as individuals making decisions without leadership. Possibly supporting the Tao Te Ching suggestion: lead by being the lowest point -- or suggesting listening is leadership...

I recommend reading if you are interested at all in group dynamics. The section on groups going wrong is weaker than the rest of the book. Now I want to read a good book on effective leadership, but glad to have the Smart Swarm insights to mull.

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