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    • The Wisdom of Crowds

    • Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few
    • By: James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 350
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    In this endlessly fascinating book, New Yorker columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea that has profound implications: large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant. Groups are better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very worthwhile listen!

    • By G Barth on 06-12-04

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Wisdom of Crowds

    • Why the Many Are Smarter than the Few
    • By: James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Erik Singer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 194
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      4 out of 5 stars 42
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      4 out of 5 stars 44

    In this endlessly fascinating book, New Yorker columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea that has profound implications: large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant. Groups are better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great discourse on group dynamics....

    • By Hamad on 08-12-04

    Regular price: $19.93

    • The New Yorker (May 28, 2007)

    • By: Elizabeth Kolbert, James Surowiecki, Alec Wilkinson, and others
    • Narrated by: William Dufris, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
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    "Human Nature" by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Feature Presentation" by James Surowiecki; "Remember This?" by Alec Wilkinson; "My Undoing" by George Meyer; "A Boy's World" by Anthony Lane; "Puppy" by George Saunders; and "Not Kids' Stuff" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (April 9, 2007)

    • By: Philip Gourevitch, James Surowiecki, Jerome Groopman, and others
    • Narrated by: William Dufris, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
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    "Hanging On" by Philip Gourevitch; "Subprime Homesick Blues" by James Surowiecki; "What's Normal?" by Jerome Groopman; "The Knowledge" by Henry Alford; "Cooked Books" by Adam Gopnik; "Blood on the Borders" by Clive James; "Dorian Purple" by Sasha Frere-Jones; "Designated Mourner" by John Lahr; and "In Disguise" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (May 14, 2007)

    • By: George Packer, James Surowiecki, John Seabrook, and others
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
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    "No Blame, No Shame" by George Packer; "Exporting I.P." by James Surowiecki; "Fragmentary Knowledge" by John Seabrook; "Critical Mass" by Ken Auletta; "What Else is New?" by Steven Shapin; and "Games of Chance" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, July 29th 2013 (Atul Gawande, Alex Ross, James Surowiecki)

    • By: Atul Gawande, Alex Ross, James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
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    "Perceived Threats", by Jelani Cobb; "Kayaktivist", by Nick Paumgarten; "E.Book vs. P.Book", by James Surowiecki; "Slow Ideas", by Atul Gawande; "Othello’s Daughter", by Alex Ross; "House Philosopher", by Peter Schjeldahl; "Summerstage", by Sasha Frere-Jones; and "Timely Projects", by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, June 10th & 17th 2013: Part 2 (Walter Kirn, Sherman Alexie, by James Surowiecki)

    • By: Walter Kirn, Sherman Alexie, James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
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    "Inside Tracks", by James Surowiecki; "Queens Woodpile", by Ben McGrath; "Pedigree", by Walter Kirn; "Happy Trails", by Sherman Alexie; and "Trauma Queen", by Emily Nussbaum.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (May 8, 2006)

    • By: George Packer, Lauren Collins, James Surowiecki, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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    "Not Wise" by George Packer; "Choke Artist" by Lauren Collins; "Through the Roof" by James Surowiecki; "Memento Mori" by David Sedaris; "Rummy in Love" by Bruce McCall; "Once in a Lifetime" by Jhumpa Lahiri; and "Chosing Sides" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Feb. 13 & 20, 2006) - Part 2

    • By: James Surowiecki, Susan Orlean, James B. Stewart, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 11
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    "Overcompensating" by James Surowiecki; "Little Wing" by Susan Orlean; "The Opera Lover" by James B. Stewart; and "Positive Attitude" by Sasha Frere-Jones.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker

    • The Food Issue (September 5, 2005)
    • By: James Surowiecki, Malcolm Gladwell, Burkhard Bilger, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    • Original Recording
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    This special super-sized issue contains ten articles about the people who gather, make, cook, serve, and eat food that is so mundane you might not give it a second thought - and so exotic you might not give it a first taste.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (March 17, 2008)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, James Surowiecki, Alec Wilkinson, and others
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
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    "Condiment", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "What Microloans Miss", by James Surowiecki; "The Iron Lady", by Ryan Lizza; "Picturing Auschwitz", by Alec Wilkinson; "Surreal Life", by John Lahr; "Gale Force", by Alex Ross; and "The Divider", by Jill Lepore.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Oct. 31, 2005)

    • By: George Packer, James Surowiecki, Jeffrey Toobin, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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    "Saddam On Trial" by George Packer; "Capitol Gains" by James Surowiecki; "Breyer's Big Idea" by Jeffrey Toobin; "Recalled to Life" by Oliver Sacks; "The Children" by William Trevor; and "Troublemakers" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (June 13 & 20, 2005)

    • By: Seymour Hersh, David Sedaris, James Surowiecki, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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    "Watergate Days" by Seymour Hersh, "Turbulence" by David Sedaris, "In Case of Emergency" by James Surowiecki, "My Women" by Edmund White, "The Great Game Gone" by John Updike, "The Gift and the Curse" by Sasha Frere-Jones, and "Aiming Low" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • Sleater-Kinney Talk with James Surowiecki

    • By: Sleater-Kinney, James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Sleater-Kinney, James Surowiecki
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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    Sleater-Kinney started out ten years ago as a side project by the singer-guitarists Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein, both veterans of the Pacific Northwest music scene. Drummer Janet Weiss joined them in 1996. They have recorded seven albums, including Dig Me Out, One Beat, and, most recently, The Woods, which came out in May. James Surowiecki has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2000 and currently writes the Financial Page for the magazine.

    Regular price: $9.95

    • The New Yorker, November 7th 2016 (Kelefa Sanneh, Jiayang Fan, James Surowiecki)

    • By: Kelefa Sanneh, Jiayang Fan, James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    In this issue: "October Surprises" by Amy Davidson; "Uneasy Lies the Head" by James Surowiecki; "The Moral Minority" by Kelefa Sanneh; "The Emperor's New Museum" by Jiayang Fan; "Fox Eats Crow" by Emily Nussbaum; and "Good Fights" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • Thinkers and Tinkerers

    • The Innovators Behind the Information Age
    • By: James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    In recent decades, most innovation has come from a single sector (information technology) and a single place (Silicon Valley). Walter Isaacson's The Innovators and Peter Thiel's Zero to One shed light on how that happened and what drives innovation more generally.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • The New Yorker (February 11 & 18, 2008), Part 2

    • By: James Surowiecki, Alice Munro, David Owen, and others
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    "Bonds Unbound", by James Surowiecki; "Free Radicals", by Alice Munro; "Call Me Loyd", by David Owen; and "Eerily Composed", by Rebecca Mead.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, October 13th 2014 (Peter Hessler, Lauren Hilgers, James Surowiecki)

    • By: Peter Hessler, Lauren Hilgers, James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    "The Party and the People", by Evan Osnos; "Second Act", by Reeves Wiedeman; "Climate Trades", by James Surowiecki; "Tales of the Trash", by Peter Hessler; "The Kitchen Network", by Lauren Hilgers; and "Dangerous Words", by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, November 21st 2011 (Nicholas Schmidle, Thomas Mallon, James Surowiecki)

    • By: Nicholas Schmidle, Thomas Mallon, James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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    "The First Served", by Adam Gopnik; "Grecian Formula", by Lizzie Widdicombe; "Debt by Degrees", by James Surowiecki; "Sacred Grounds", by Kelefa Sanneh; "Never Happened", by Thomas Mallon; "Time Indefinite", by Sasha Frere-Jones; and "Better Times", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Feb. 5, 2007)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, James Surowiecki, Jeffrey Toobin, and others
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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    "Webbcast" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Over There" by James Surowiecki; "Google's Moon Shot" by Jeffrey Toobin; "Please Read Before Suing" by Larry Doyle; "Boomtown Blues" by Alexandra Fuller; "Good People" by David Foster Wallace; and "Hostile Acts" by Tad Friend.

    Regular price: $5.95

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