James Surowiecki

James Surowiecki’s Followers (100)

member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo

James Surowiecki


Born
in Meriden, Connecticut, The United States
April 30, 1967


A staff writer at The New Yorker since 2000, and writes The Financial Page. He came to The New Yorker from Slate, where he wrote the Moneybox column. He has also been a contributing editor at Fortune and a staff writer at Talk. Previously, he was the business columnist for New York. He has contributed to the Wall Street Journal, Wired, the Times Magazine, the Washington Post, and Lingua Franca, and has written on subjects ranging from Silicon Valley to college basketball. His book, “The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies, and Nations,” was published in 2004.

He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

James Surowiecki isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but they do have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from their feed.

The Hidden Costs of Automated Thinking

Answers without theory, found and deployed in different areas, can complicate one another in unpredictable ways, Jonathan Zittrain writes.
1 like ·   •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on July 23, 2019 02:00
Average rating: 3.81 · 23,540 ratings · 796 reviews · 6 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Wisdom of Crowds

3.81 avg rating — 23,518 ratings — published 2004 — 38 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Damn Yankees: Twenty-Four M...

by
3.77 avg rating — 158 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Best Business Crime Writing...

3.75 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2002 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Industry Focus 1998: 20 Dif...

by
it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
Joukkojen viisaus

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2004
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by James Surowiecki…
Quotes by James Surowiecki  (?)
Quotes are added by the Goodreads community and are not verified by Goodreads. (Learn more)

“Lack of confidence, sometimes alternating with unrealistic dreams of heroic success, often leads to procrastination, and many studies suggest that procrastinators are self-handicappers: rather than risk failure, they prefer to create conditions that make success impossible, a reflex that of course creates a vicious cycle.”
James Surowiecki

“Diversity and independence are important because the best collective decisions are the product of disagreement and contest, not consensus or compromise.”
James Surowiecki, The Wisdom of Crowds

“If small groups are included in the decision-making process, then they should be allowed to make decisions. If an organization sets up teams and then uses them for purely advisory purposes, it loses the true advantage that a team has: namely, collective wisdom.”
James Surowiecki, The Wisdom of Crowds

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The Seasonal Read...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Winter Challenge 2012-2013: Completed Tasks - DO NOT DELETE ANY POSTS IN THIS TOPIC 2512 838 Feb 28, 2013 09:01PM  


Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite James to Goodreads.