The difference : how the power of diversity creates better groups, firms, schools, and societies / Scott E. Page.

In this landmark book, Scott Page redefines the way we understand ourselves in relation to one another. The Difference is about how we think in groups---and how our collective wisdom exceeds the sum of its parts. Why can teams of people find better solutions than brilliant individuals working alone?...

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Main Author: Page, Scott E.
Format: Book
Published: Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, [2007]
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : Unpacking our differences
  • pt. 1. Unpacking the toolbox. Diverse perspectives ; Heuristics ; Interpretations ; Predictive models ; Measuring sticks and toolboxes
  • pt. 2. Diversity's benefits : Building from tools. Diversity and problem solving ; Models of information aggregation ; Diversity and prediction
  • pt. 3. Diverse values : A conflict of interests. Diverse preferences ; Preference aggregation ; Interacting toolboxes and preferences
  • pt. 4. The pudding : Does diversity generate benefits?. The causes of cognitive diversity ; The empirical evidence
  • pt. 5. Going on the offensive. A fertile logic.