The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success



In This Pioneering Examination Of The Scientific Principles Behind Success, A Leading Researcher Reveals The Surprising Ways In Which We Can Turn Achievement Into Success.Too Often, Accomplishment Does Not Equate To Success We Did The Work But Didn T Get The Promotion We Played Hard But Weren T Recognized We Had The Idea But Didn T Get The Credit We Ve Always Been Told That Talent And A Strong Work Ethic Are The Key To Getting Ahead, But In Today S World These Efforts Rarely Translate Into Tangible Results Recognizing This Disconnect, Laszlo Barabasi, One Of The World S Leading Experts On The Science Of Networks, Uncovers What Success Really Is A Collective Phenomenon Based On The Thoughts And Praise Of Those Around You In The Formula, Barabasi Highlights The Vital Importance Of Community Respect And Appreciation When Connecting Performance To Recognition The Elusive Link Between Performance And Success By Leveraging The Power Of Big Data And Historic Case Studies, Barabasi Reveals The Unspoken Rules Behind Who Truly Gets Ahead And Why, And Outlines The Twelve Laws That Govern This Phenomenon And How We Can Use Them To Our Own Advantage Unveiling The Scientific Principles That Drive Success, This Trailblazing Book Offers A New Understanding Of The Very Foundation Of How People Excel In Today S Society.The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success

Albert L szl Barab si is a physicist, best known for his work in the research of network science A Hungarian born native of Transylvania, he received his Masters in Theoretical Physics at the Eotvos University in Budapest, Hungary and was awarded a Ph.D three years later at Boston University Barab si is the author of six books, including the forthcoming book The Formula The Science of Succes

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  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success
  • Albert-László Barabási
  • English
  • 13 June 2018
  • 9780316505499

10 thoughts on “The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success

  1. says:

    It s really interesting to see a theoretical physicist s take on success through the lens of network sciences And I m incredibly impressed at how easily palatable this book is for anyone Written like a web of different stories, this book is very hard to put down However, I m not too convinced about the laws and the formula He has looked at many fields, and deciphered some obvious trends i.e networking amplifies success and some seemingly rash generalisations i.e constant unchangeable inherent talents The basis of all these laws is his empirical research, but he does not mention anything about the methodology of the research It s like hearing a chef say, Oh I just threw in all these great ingredients and et voila But how were these ingredients weighted His analysis is a bit salty for my taste I wonder if it s a classic case of absence of evidence is not evidence of absence A particularly striking conclusion that he draws is how every human being has a constant Q factor or ability to translate an idea into a discovery This, according to Barabasi, means that our abilities in life our predetermined So it s a matter of being persistent at encountering a good idea to work on Here I would beg to differ One s talent is not a has been If honed by the right mentors, one can bring forth tremendous potential In fact, many superstars in their respective fields were written off in early stages of their lives Yet they worked hard enough to turn their lives, and t...

  2. says:

    I remember talking with Albert Barabasi in a hotel restaurant in Seoul about success and he told me about this book explaining a story about how Einstein became famous, the story that concludes this book That s why I immediately bought the book at an airport once I saw it featured in a bookshop.I practically finished the book over the ORD WRO flight, with just a few pages left for home It is written in a clear, engaging way, a set of narratives that set ground and explain laws governing success different researchers found in various datasets It starts with a new take on success not our performance but how people perceive our performance While of course questions can be asked how well a certain data set is representative of real world phenomena, what about survivor bias, or are these, mostly western examples replicabl...

  3. says:

    There are tons of books out there about success, but this is the first one I ever read that tries to take a scientific look at it Barabasi s specialty is something called network science, which I never knew existed, and he looks at how networks respond to events.The author presents 5 laws that are based in scientific research, each of which presents how big success can happen for some and not for others Why are some works of art considered priceless masterpieces and others considered garage sale fodder Why is some wine thousands of dollars and others 5 The answer depends on what can be measured empirically and what cannot Where opinion rules, in things like American Idol competitions, it is networks that make the difference Success breeds success and once people latch onto something even a tiny bit, preferential attachment takes over and causes a snowball effect that explains why Adam Sandler movies keep getting made There s some good material here about teams, succeeding at any age, and striking out on your own so you don t lose credit to others All backed up by science I still think luck has a lot to do with big success, and any advantage we can pull to get away from the pack makes it easier to be noticed Here on Goodreads, we look for 4 or 5 star reviews Out there in the world people look for signs ...

  4. says:

    Rarely does comes a book which makes an impact on your mind as this book does Recently there has been a plethora of books which relies on statistical data, quotes, sayings and university level research for conveying their ideas Some do it forcefully and some try to convince you.The formula by Albert Laszlo Barabasi is one such book which gives you everything in the name of knowledge and rules but leaves it on your own understanding to apply it on your life or not The book does not try to please you and hits straight at the point Albert is a network scientist turned author who has done a tremendous amount of research for the book and it is evident from his writing He tells you about the factors that contribute to one s success, sometimes they depend on the individual and sometimes they don t He gives a nice example about wine that it is very easy to separate a bad wine from a good wine but even the best judge of wine couldn t differentiate between two extremely good wines and can t tell which one is best with absolute surety As one moves up the ladder of success, success becomes easy for him but getting down from the ladder of success is easy too The book is an excellent read for those who think that success is a one rule process and hard work is the only key but statistically it is not so It will tell you five rules that are actually define and have made people successful but this is ...

  5. says:

    A remarkable and empowering read, and very much unlike anything I ve picked up before on the topic As Barabasi says early on, it s not a self help book, but a science book in which the topic of study is success It s 100% about following the data rather than relying on anecdotes Expect some ...

  6. says:

    It disclosed the universal laws of success in a truly scientific manner It will empower us with tools how to help each other or how to help ourselves

  7. says:

    10 The science behind why people success or fail bias practical 1 2 3 4 performance 10 factor

  8. says:

    A good read Some good stories to support the laws Would ve been good if we were not just told about the laws but also how we can apply those laws to be successful The stories do help in understanding how to implement the laws but a direct explanation would be good.Sometimes there s a lot of information in one chapter ...

  9. says:

    Never give up, never surrenderThis is a very good extension of some of the ideas in Thinking, Fast and Slow, but with a twist The author is a solid researcher in network science He tackles hard questions about how success is achieved, starting with how you would even measure it His premise is that when performance quality cannot be objectively measured, the network determines the value and thus the success of the performer The writing is excellent and examples are wonderful, ranging from personal stories about how his kid was accepted into college to why Einstein was so famous This is the first book where I ve seen the idea that performance is bounded following something like a Gaussian distribution, combined with the idea that success follows a power law like the distribution of wealth There is a limit to how fast a human can run or how good a wine can be so there is a reason why wine and music competitions are so flawed and why nothing succeeds like success.I ll have to think about one of the author s assertions about our ability to turn an idea into a success He says that it follows the equation S Q RWhere R is the value of the idea there are good ideas and bad ones , and Q is your ability to execute By itself, this seems reasonable, but the author claims Q doesn t change over a career He admits that the paper was rejected at least...

  10. says:

    This book is required reading for anyone with an ounce of ambition or desire to explore their fullest potential Every kid should have it, and so should every parent, to help advise their kids on strategies for success based on network science and evidence gathered across multiple fields tennis, science, warfare and even species chickens By recognizing that there s to success than simple performance, we can assist hopeful up and comers with an arsenal of practical strategies, wrote Barabasi, which explains the entire premise of the book success is not just about hard work and building skills, though it is definitely crucial Success is also about leveraging one s networks, learning with whom to collaborate or when it s time to strike it out on one s own, keeping at it, and also simply being at the right place at the ri...

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