In this fascinating book, New Yorker business columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea: Large groups of people are smarter than an elite few – better at solving problems, fostering innovations, and coming to wise decisions. He ranges across fields as diverse as popular culture, psychology, ant biology, behavioral economics, artificial intelligence, military history, and politics to show how this idea offers important lessons for how we live our lives, run our companies and think about the world. Trade paperback.