While our culture generally trusts experts and distrusts the wisdom of the masses, New Yorker business columnist Surowiecki argues that “under the right circumstances, groups are remarkably intelligent, and are often smarter than the smartest people in them.” To support this almost counterintuitive proposition, Surowiecki explores problems involving cognition (we’re all trying to identify a correct answer), coordination (we need to synchronize our individual activities … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Author: James Surowiecki | Subjects: Economics, Organizational Behavior
It’s a slippery concept, synergy. Few really understand it. Yet the word is thrown around to justify all big mergers today. Too bad it’s a baseless idea.
Content: Article | Author: James Surowiecki | Source: MBA Jungle | Subject: Strategy