writer, The New Yorker
James Surowiecki has been a staff writer at *The New Yorker* since 2000, responsible for "The Financial Page". Surowiecki came to *The New Yorker* from *Slate*, where he wrote "the Moneybox column". He has also been a contributing editor at *Fortune* and a staff writer at *Talk*. Previously, he was the business columnist for New York magazine. He has contributed to *The Wall Street Journal*, *Wired*, *the New York Times Magazine*, *the Washington Post*, and *Lingua Franca*, and has written on subjects ranging from Silicon Valley to college basketball. His book, *The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies, and Nations*, was published in 2004.