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Introduction - Introduction: Success Isn't About You. It's About Us. Chapter - 1: The Red Baron and the Forgotten Ace Section - The First Law: Performance drives success, but when performance can't be measured, networks drive success. Chapter - 2: Grand Slams and College Diplomas Chapter - 3: The $2 Million Urinal Section - The Second Law: Performance is bounded, but success is unbounded. Chapter - 4: How Much Is a Bottle of Wine Worth? Chapter - 5: Superstars and Power Laws Section - The Third Law: Previous success x fitness = future success. Chapter - 6: Exploding Kittens and Sock Puppets Chapter - 7: The Ear of the Beholder Section - The Fourth Law: While team success requires diversity and balance, a single individual will receive credit for the group's achievements. Chapter - 8: Kind of Conventional, Kind of Innovative, Kind of Blue Chapter - 9: The Algorithm That Found the Overlooked Scientist Section - The Fifth Law: With persistence success can come at any time. Chapter - 10: Einstein's Error

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The ground-breaking book that reveals the five scientific laws that can turn your achievements into success

About the Author

Albert-Laszlo Barabasi is the Robert Gray Dodge Professor of Network Science and a Distinguished University Professor at Northeastern University, where he directs the Center for Complex Network Research and holds appointments in the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Central European University in Budapest. A native of Transylvania, Romania, he received his Masters in Theoretical Physics at the Eoetvoes University in Budapest, Hungary and PhD at Boston University. Barabasi's latest book, Bursts: The Hidden Pattern Behind Everything We Do (Dutton, 2010), is available in five languages. His previous book, Linked: The New Science of Networks (Perseus, 2002), is currently available in fifteen languages. He is the author of Network Science (Cambridge, 2016) and the co-editor of The Structure and Dynamics of Networks (Princeton, 2005).

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A smart, readable account of the unexpected scientific principles that drive success. * The Financial Times *
This is not just an important but an imperative project: to approach the problem of randomness and success using the state-of-the-art scientific arsenal we have. Barabasi is the person -- Nassim Nicholas Taleb, bestselling author of Skin in the Game
It's rare that a book about success turns out to be such a page-turner, but there you go. File [The Formula] away with Freakonomics or Outliers * Geekwire *
A fascinating new book * Bloomberg Businessweek *
Writing in a lively fashion, he illuminates broad principles that explain how people in all fields - from entrepreneurs to scientists to athletes to artists - achieve success. -- Nicholas Christakis, co-author of Connected and the Sol Goldman Family Professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale University
In his new book, Laszlo Barabasi delights us with the stories and mechanisms that explain success in our achievement-obsessed society -- Cesar A. Hidalgo, author of Why Information Grows and Director of the Macro Connections group at the MIT Media Lab
Barabasi will indelibly transform the way we all think about success -- Alex Pentland, author of Social Physics and Toshiba Professor at MIT
The Formula is an important book for us all to read. It weaves together meticulously researched historical context with more than a decade of Barabasi's and other scholars' "eureka moments" and research findings to extract scientific principles and actionable insights for achieving success * Science *
A fun, fast, first-hand account of efforts to use big data to pull back the curtain on our collective dynamics.The Formula offers a rich tour of research on how relatively simple feedback forces channel our lives in surprising and counter-intuitive ways * Nature *

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