Wednesday, we're talking about success. The network scientist Albert-Laszlo Barabasi says he has figured out an actual, quantifiable formula that explains why some people are successful and others are not.
Common wisdom holds that if you just work hard enough, success will be yours. But for every Einstein, Curie, or Shakespeare, there are countless numbers of people who toil in obscurity their whole lives. The network scientist Albert-Laszlo Barabasi says he and his colleagues have actually cracked the success code. They've come up with formula—five laws that govern who succeeds and who doesn't. When it comes down to it, success isn't about you, it's about us and how we value your achievements.
Albert-Lazslo 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. He's the author of several books. His latest is The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success [Indie bookstores|Amazon|Audible].