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    • The Wisdom of Crowds

    • Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations
    • By: James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
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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.

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    • All of us are smarter than any of us

    • By Jim on 27-04-13
    • Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations
    • By: James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Release date: 19-05-04
    • 4 out of 5 stars 77 ratings

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Wisdom of Crowds

    • Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations
    • By: James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Erik Singer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
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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.

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    • (Just) Collection of Stories

    • By TomContributes on 30-05-15
    • Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations
    • By: James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Erik Singer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 20-05-04
    • 4 out of 5 stars 8 ratings

    Regular price: £17.59

    • 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 11 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: £2.17

    • 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 54 mins
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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: £4.79

    • The New Yorker, March 5th 2012 (Nick Paumgarten, Jonah Lehrer, James Surowiecki)

    • By: Nick Paumgarten, Jonah Lehrer, James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
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    "Satanic Reverses", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "A New Max", by Reeves Wiedeman; "Linjustice", by James Surowiecki; "Magic Mountain", by Nick Paumgarten; "Kin and Kind", by Jonah Lehrer; and "Born Free", by David Denby.

    Regular price: £2.17

    • The New Yorker (Oct. 31, 2005)

    • By: George Packer, James Surowiecki, Jeffrey Toobin, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
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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: £4.79

    • The New Yorker, September 5th 2016 (Emma Allen, Janet Malcolm, James Surowiecki)

    • By: Emma Allen, Janet Malcolm, James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
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    In this issue: "Images of War" by Steve Coll; "The Deep End" by Dana Goodyear; "Sick Business" by James Surowiecki; "You Had to Be There" by Emma Allen; "Performance Artist" by Janet Malcolm; and "Cover Letter" by John Lanchester.

    Regular price: £5.49

    • 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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    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: £5.49

    • The New Yorker (June 27, 2005)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, David Remnick, James Surowiecki, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
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    A Comment on the Supreme Court's recent decision on medical marijuana; Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson's long, hard fall; The federal government's evolving efforts to root out business fraud; A visit to Patrick Henry College, where young evangelical Christians are trained for careers in politics; The life of the "real" Dr. Strangelove, Herman Kahn; and reviews of Bewitched and Me and You and Everyone We Know.

    Regular price: £4.79

    • The New Yorker (Jan. 23 & 30, 2006) - Part 2

    • By: Ben McGrath, Lauren Collins, James Surowiecki, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
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    "Study Buddy" by Ben McGrath; "Mr. Berendt's Party" by Lauren Collins; "Morales's Mistake" by James Surowiecki; "The Murrow Doctrine" by Nicholas Lemann; "The Pursuit of Happiness" by Tad Friend; and "Battle Lines" by David Denby.

    Regular price: £4.79

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

    • By: Seymour Hersh, David Sedaris, James Surowiecki, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
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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: £4.79

    • The New Yorker (August 8 & 15, 2005) - Part 2

    • By: James Surowiecki, Larissa MacFarquhar, Alec Wilkinson, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
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    "Disk Averse" by James Surowiecki; "Dear Diarist" by Larissa MacFarquhar; "Crosstown Bus" by Alec Wilkinson; "My Bird Problem" by Jonathan Franzen; and "Telling Stories" by Peter Schjeldahl.

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    • The New Yorker (July 11 & 18, 2005) - Part 1

    • By: Louis Menand, James Surowiecki, Ian Frazier, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
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    "Decisions, Decisions" by Louis Menand; "All the Oil in China?" by James Surowiecki; "Square One" by Ian Frazier; "The Experiment" by Jane Mayer; "The Missing Madonna" by Calvin Tomkins; and "Stayin' Alive" by David Denby.

    Regular price: £4.79

    • The New Yorker (July 25, 2005)

    • By: Adam Gopnik, James Surowiecki, Noah Baumbach, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
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    "Not Scared" by Adam Gopnik, "A Farewell to Alms?" by James Surowiecki, "My Dog Is Tom Cruise" by Noah Baumbach, "Get Out the Vote" by Seymour M. Hersh, "Bloodsuckers" by John Colapinto, "Awaiting Orders" by Tobias Wolff, and "Making Mischief" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: £4.79

    • 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 40 mins
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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: £4.79

    • The New Yorker (Dec. 26, 2005 & Jan. 2, 2006)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, Ben McGrath, Lauren Collins, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
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    "Bah Humbug" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Baghdad to Swarthmore" by Ben McGrath; "Magnum P.I.s" by Lauren Collins; "Blackberry Picking" by James Surowiecki; "Far from Narnia" by Laura Miller; "All that Glitters" by Louis Menand; and "The Other" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: £4.79

    • The New Yorker (Dec. 12, 2005)

    • By: Elizabeth Kolbert, James Surowiecki, Steve Coll, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
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    "Global Warning" by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Sarboxed In?" by James Surowiecki; "Young Osama" by Steve Coll; "Hogs Wild" by Ian Frazier; "L.A. Outlaws" by Nancy Franklin; and "New Frontiers" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: £4.79

    • The New Yorker (Sept. 26, 2005)

    • By: Nicholas Lemann, James Surowiecki, Peter J. Boyer, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
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    "Insurrection" by Nicholas Lemann; "Pump Pressure" by James Surowiecki; "Gone With the Surge" by Peter J. Boyer; "Intelligent Design" by Paul Rudnick; "The Kingdom" by Michael Specter; "Mammy for the Masses" by Hilton Als; and "Seeing Stars" by Nancy Franklin.

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    • Thinkers and Tinkerers

    • The Innovators Behind the Information Age
    • By: James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 24 mins
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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.

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    • The New Yorker, December 22nd & 29th 2014: Part 2 (Evan Osnos, James Surowiecki, Tatyana Tolstaya)

    • By: Evan Osnos, James Surowiecki, Tatyana Tolstaya
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
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    "How Low Can Oil Go?", by James Surowiecki; "A Couple of Ambassadors", by Rebecca Mead; "In the Land of the Possible", by Evan Osnos; "Bus Stop", by Tatyana Tolstaya; "The Word Shed", by Colum McCann; "Sideshow", by Hilton Als; and "Test Patterns", by Sasha Frere-Jones.

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