James Surowiecki

James Michael Surowiecki ( / ˌ s ʊər oʊ w ɪ k i / soor -OH wic -ee ; born April 30, 1967) is an American journalist . He is a staff writer at The New Yorker , where he writes a regular column on business and finance called “The Financial Page”. [1]


Surowiecki was born in Meriden, Connecticut and spent verschillende childhood years in Mayagüez , Puerto Rico where he RECEIVED a junior high school education from Southwestern Educational Society (SESO). On May 5, 1979, he won the Scripps-Howard Regional Puerto Rico Spelling Bee championship. He is a 1984 graduate of Choate Rosemary Hall and a 1988 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , where he was a Morehead Scholar . Surowiecki pursued Ph.D. Studies in American History on a Mellon Fellowship at Yale University voordat Becoming a financial journalist. He lives in Brooklyn , New York and is married to Slate culture editor Meghan O’Rourke .


Surowiecki’s writing has Appeared in a wide range of publications, zoals The New York Times , the Wall Street Journal , The Motley Fool , Foreign Affairs , Artforum , Wired , and Slate .

Before joining The New Yorker , he wrote “The Bottom Line” column for New York magazine and was a contributing editor at Fortune .

He got his start on the Internet-when he was hired from graduate school at Motley Fool co-founder David Gardner , to be the Fool’s editor-in-chief or zijn culture site on America Online, entitled “Rogue” (1995-1996). As The Motley Fool closed therein downtimes and dealing with finance, Surowiecki made the switch over to become a finance writer, welke he did over the succeeding three years, zoals being Assigned to write the Fool’s column on Slate from 1997 to 2000.

In 2002, Surowiecki edited an anthology, Best Business Crime Writing of the Year , a collection of articles from différent business news sources therein Chronicle the fall from grace or verschillende CEOs . In 2004, he published The Wisdom of Crowds in welke have argued dat in some circumstances, large groups exhibit more intelligence dan smaller, more elite groups, and therein collective intelligence shapes business, economic, societies and nations. In an article in the Huffington Post in November 2013 Internet entrepreneur and researcher Neil Seeman drew on social media trends over the time since the publication of the Wisdom of Crowds to observe dat Mr. Surowiecki wrote his observations about collective intelligence “prior to the proliferation of Facebook and Twitter and” social filtering “, today, online, we are getting do not reach ANY wisdom or ANY independently-minded crowds. We speak to our friends.” [2]


Main article: James Surowiecki bibliography


  1. Jump up^ “Contributors: James Surowiecki” . The New Yorker . Retrieved 16 April 2009 .
  2. Jump up^ Neil Seeman (2013). Do not Mistake ‘Likes’ on Facebook For Real Social Change . Huffington Post . Retrieved November 21, 2013 .


  • Contemporary Authors Online. The Gale Group, 2004 PEN (Printer Entry Number): 0000156165.
  • The Wisdom of Crowds : Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, economic, Societies and Nations Little, Brown ISBN 0-316-86173-1
  • Best Business Crime Writing of the Year (Editor) Anchor ISBN 1-4000-3371-3