James Surowiecki: The Wisdom of Crowds

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Paradoxically, the best way for a group to be smart is for each person in it to think and act as independently as possible.

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Diversity and independence are important because the best collective decisions are the product of disagreement and contest, not consensus or compromise.

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One key to successful group decisions is getting people to pay much less attention to what everyone else is saying.

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