A smart, readable account of the unexpected scientific principles that drive success' – Financial Times
The Formula is the groundbreaking book that reveals the indisputable scientific laws that turn achievements into success and shows how you can use them to your own advantage.
In The Formula, Albert-László Barabasi, one of the world's leading experts on the science of networks, reveals the unspoken rules behind who gets ahead and why, and outline the five laws that govern this phenomenon and how we can use them to succeed.
Drawing on Big Data research that covers everyone from the ace fighter pilot The Red Baron to graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat; Miles Davis and his recording of Kind of Blue to Marcel Duchamp and Tiger Woods, Barabasi shows why success can come at any time, as long as we are persistent, why in successful teams one person gets the lion's share of the credit and why the last interviewee almost always gets the job.
Unveiling the scientific principles that drive success, and how to leverage them, Barabasi offers a new understanding of the very foundation of how people excel in today's society, and how to harness these principles for yourself.
A smart, readable account of the unexpected scientific principles that drive success
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. Barabási is the person
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, bestselling author of The Black Swan
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