The Formula The Universal Laws of Success (E–book)


  • Hardcover
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  • The Formula The Universal Laws of Success
  • Albert-László Barabási
  • English
  • 22 October 2019
  • 9780316505499

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The Formula The Universal Laws of Success Summary ´ 0 Ink 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 societ. chance right time right place related background preferential attachment network network network Bplus

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The Formula The Universal Laws of Success Summary ´ 0 In this pioneering examination of the scientific principles behind success a leading researcher reveals the surprising ways in which we can turn achievement into successToo often accomplishment does not euate 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 bu. Very interesting read on the topic of success I m a fan of such literature so when I saw this book come out I was very excited to read it The author and his group of network scientists looked at data on what leads to success across a variety of fields including arts science sports and business It was very interesting to then see different pathways to becoming successful in each domain What I like the most about this book is that it draws conclusions based on studies and data compared to most other life success books which are primarily based on anecdotes and motivational speaking Not to say that this book doesn t have great stories it certainly has a few that I could relate to If you re someone who reads success literature regularly I believe you will enjoy this book It s been an insightful read and I recommend it

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The Formula The Universal Laws of Success Summary ´ 0 T 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 l. I generally steer clear of books with titles like this one but Barab si is a well regarded network scientist so I thought he might have substantive ideas on what drives success It turns out he does and they are uite easy to summarizeGenerally success just means the achievement of a goal But in this book Barab si uses the word to mean something specific the rewards we earn from the communities we belong to In particular this type of success is distinct from performance in that performance is about what you can do whereas success is about how you are recognized for what you can doThe book devotes one chapter to each of what Barab si calls the universal laws of success1 Performance drives success but when performance can t be measured networks drive success2 Performance is bounded but success is unbounded3 Previous success x fitness future success4 While team success reuires diversity and balance a single individual will receive credit for the group s achievements5 With persistence success can come at any timeBarab si emphasizes that these laws are not recommendations per se but rather they are claims about a phenomenon They are meant to help us reason about how social status flows through networks and accrues to individuals within them That being said the laws have clear implications for what a person should do if they are seeking success so after each law I share what I think those implications areThe universal laws of success1 Performance drives success but when performance can t be measured networks drive successIn domains where performance is easy to measure like in athletics or games networks don t count for much If you can beat Magnus Carlsen at chess or beat Tiger Woods at golf it doesn t matter who you know you ll get plenty of recognitionBut in domains where performance is harder or even impossible to measure like in the arts in academics and in most professions performance only gets you so far If you have ever seen a virtuosic street performing musician and wondered why they weren t world famous it s probably because music isn t a game with strict rules and unambiguous scores The harder it is to rank people directly by their skill or by the uality of their contributions the their differences in success will be caused by their network who they know and how well they are likedLessons In domains where performance is easy to measure focus on improving your performance In domains where performance is hard to measure focus on providing something of value to the relevant community2 Performance is bounded but success is unboundedUsain Bolt is only a few milliseconds faster than the second fastest sprinter in the world but he is vastly famous Not only that but Bolt is at most about 2x faster than me and I m just a random guy off the street Mathematically performance and success are different beasts the former is about bell curves while the latter is about long tailsLessons Hitting a plateau in performance does not imply hitting a plateau in success Unless you have the potential to be the best of the best performers don t seek success in domains where performance is easy to measure3 Previous success x fitness future successIn network dynamics an individual s fitness is like their stickiness how easily they retain the attention and positive regard of others who encounter them At a conference your fitness is defined by how good an impression you make during smalltalk at a poster session On the internet your fitness is defined by the appeal of your website or your profile how you describe yourself the visual style you project and your recent activityOf course fitness doesn t count for much in the short term if you don t encounter many people The other factor that matters in predicting future success is how much success you have already achieved In a 1999 paper Barab si and his colleague R ka Albert coined the term preferential attachment to describe how wealth or credit attaches itself to people according to how much they already have causing a rich get richer effect When you observe an individual s rise to fame in a network it often starts slow because the compounding effects of their fitness aren t obvious until after many rounds of multiplicationLessons Be patient Increase your fitness Have as many encounters as possible especially with influential nodes in your network4 While team success reuires diversity and balance a single individual will receive credit for the group s achievementsThe members of a team have a good understanding of who contributed what but this information is usually inaccessible to outside observers Observers will therefore assign credit using heuristics giving it to say the person who is most vocal or the most senior or whose outputs were most visible or whose past experience is most consistent with this type of work Imagine if I were to study under Barab si and co author a paper with him Even if I did most of the work the scientific community would think of it as Barab si s new paper not mine because this would be their first time hearing my nameLessons Speak up Work on things that are visible Build a specific reputation for the thing you want to be recognized for5 With persistence success can come at any timeSuccess often results from breakthrough innovations and creative achievements so people often speculate on the causes of such achievements In particular it is assumed that creativity is strongly related to a person s age and that it is at its peak during the early stages of their career If you believe this you might think that if you re past your prime you might as well not even tryBarab si s research suggests a different model age predicts productivity and productivity predicts creative success In other words each project completed has a similar probability of being a breakout hit but because people tend to complete projects early in their careers this is when they most commonly achieve success This means that there s no reason to be fatalistic about having missed your opportunity the key is to keep producingLessons Keep producing good work Don t second guess yourself because of your ageCore takeawaysTo summarize the lessons from all of Barab si s laws the path to success is simple Patiently produce a large volume of work in public Build relationships and provide value to your community Craft your image so that when people encounter you they want to keep you in their circle


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    Review The Formula The Universal Laws of Success Albert-László Barabási ¾ 0 Characters The Formula The Universal Laws of Success (E–book) 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

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    Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Albert-László Barabási Albert-László Barabási ¾ 0 Characters Review The Formula The Universal Laws of Success A pretty good summary on recent network theoretic work with respect to the notion of career success mostly in the field of academia but some extensions in business The books high level findings are simple to state 1 Career success is proportional not only to what one does but also one's position in the topolog

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