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The Wisdom of Crowds
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 336

The Wisdom of Crowds

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2005-08-16
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  • Publisher: Anchor

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, no matter how brilliant—better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future. With boundless erudition and in delightfully clear prose, Surowiecki ranges across fields as diverse as popular culture, psychology, ant biology, behavioral economics, artificial intelligence, military history, and politics to show how this simple idea offers important lessons for how we live our lives, select our leaders, run our companies, and think about our world.

The Wisdom Of Crowds
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 306

The Wisdom Of Crowds

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2005
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  • Publisher: Anchor

Looks at the theory that large groups have more collective intelligence than a smaller number of experts, drawing on a wide range of disciplines to offer insight into such topics as politics, business, and the environment.

The Wisdom of Crowds
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 306

The Wisdom of Crowds

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2005
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  • Publisher: Anchor

Looks at the theory that large groups have more collective intelligence than a smaller number of experts, drawing on a wide range of disciplines to offer insight into such topics as politics, business, and the environment.

Penguin Book Of Indian Ghost Stories
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 184

Penguin Book Of Indian Ghost Stories

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2000-10-15
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  • Publisher: Penguin UK

From Conan Doyle and Rudyard Kipling to Satyajit Ray and R. K. Narayan, this text is a collection of spine-chilling tales of the supernatural from India.

Penguin Book of Indian Journeys
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 384

Penguin Book of Indian Journeys

A Wonderful Synecdoche For India: Heterogeneous, Contrary, Suddenly Seductive' - Hindustan Time `The Penguin Book Of Indian Journeys Is Not Exactly A Collection Of Essays On Trips To Places Familiar And Unknown. It Is So Much More, That It Would Be A Crime To Describe Its Contents As Travel Pieces . . . It Examines The Petty And The Large-Hearted, The Honest And The Hypocritical, The Smug, The Defeated And The Insecure . . . In The Final Analysis, Indian Journeys Is Like A Parcel Gift-Wrapped In Multiple Layers, Each One Presenting The Reader With A Wonderful Surprise That Raises His Expectations Of The Next'- Sunday Statesman `A Treat ... With More Than 35 Pieces, The Book Gives A Wide-Angl...

A Matter of Taste
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 363

A Matter of Taste

A delectable collection of writing on food and its place in our lives that brings together some of the most significant Indian voices over the last century. From lavish meals, modern diets and cooking lessons that serve as a rite of passage to fake fasts and real ones, fish, feni, and fiery meals that smack of revenge, this book has something to satisfy every palate. Gandhi's guilt-ridden account of his failed flirtation with eating meat starkly complements Ruchir Joshi's toast to the senses as he describes his characters discovering a truly alternative use for some perfectly innocent shrikhand. In unique gastronomic takes on history, Salman Rushdie, Amitav Ghosh and Saadat Hasan Manto ensure that we will never look at chutney, a Tibetan momo or jelly in quite the same way again.

First Proof
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 218

First Proof

The Penguin Book of New Writing from India 2005 An anthology of new writing and new writers, and established writers writing in a new genre-First Proof showcases original and brilliant non-fiction and fiction. The collection includes works in progress, essays, short stories, and a graphic short. Among the nonfiction in this volume is an account of a childhood in boarding school, a portrait of Naipaul on his first visit to India in the 60s, reportage on Sri Lanka, the RSS, a don in Bihar, an essay on the Bollywood vamp, and glimpses of Kashmir. Fiction includes themes of incest, suicide, love, lust, familial bonds, human relationships, loneliness, dysfunctional people, and a graphic vignette with London as a backdrop.

The non-fiction collection
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 480

The non-fiction collection

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2007
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Collection of non-fiction published by Penguin Books, India commemorating its twentieth year in the publishing industry

The Penguin India Yearbook 2004
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 192

The Penguin India Yearbook 2004

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2003-10-01
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Featuring a trademark common man cartoon from Laxman and an interesting factoid about India on every page, this book is the ideal desk companion for every day of the coming year.

The Hindus
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 800

The Hindus

An engrossing and definitive narrative account of history and myth that offers a new way of understanding one of the world's oldest major religions, The Hindus elucidates the relationship between recorded history and imaginary worlds. Hinduism does not lend itself easily to a strictly chronological account: many of its central texts cannot be reliably dated even within a century; its central tenets karma, dharma, to name just two arise at particular moments in Indian history and differ in each era, between genders, and caste to caste; and what is shared among Hindus is overwhelmingly outnumbered by the things that are unique to one group or another. Yet the greatness of Hinduism - its vitali...