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The Formula

Narrated by: Ryan Vincent Anderson
Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
5 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)
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Summary

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 recognised; we had the idea but didn't get the credit. We've always been told that talent and a strong work ethic are the keys to getting ahead, but in today's world these efforts rarely translate into tangible results. Recognising this disconnect, László Barabási, 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, Barabási 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, Barabási reveals the unspoken rules behind who truly gets ahead and why and outlines the 12 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.

©2018 Albert-László Barabási (P)2018 Macmillan Digital Audio

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An exceptional book on Success

This book answered so many questions I've had about success, popularity and the herd-like mentality I've observed in society.
I always attributed these to luck or timing but the book does a great job at explaining different aspects of what makes something successful.

Definitely a book everyone should listen to.

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Thought provoking

An interesting take on barriers to success in the worldly sense and how to make the best in a wildly competitive market

I agree with most of the 5 principles albeit need to experiment and follow up on the suggested themes

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  • Rurik McKaiser
  • 09-01-19

Definitely worth a read!

This a wonderful and thought provoking read.

I would strongly recommend this book.

I really loved the final chapters on Creativity and The Q Factor.