LINKED: The New Science of Networks. Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, Author, Jennifer Frangos, Author. Perseus $26 (p) ISBN. Linked: The New Science of Networks is a popular science book written by the Hungarian physicist Albert-László Barabási and first published by the Perseus. PDF | On Jan 1, , Albert-László Barabási and others published Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means for Business.

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The chapter, however, ends by admitting that hubs seem to be a mystery and that they challenge the status quo, so I guess that’s the next topic. Aug 24, Hyperliteratura rated it it was amazing Shelves: An update to Linked should include these challenges, and the limitations of the scale-free model in its ability to describe real networks.

Fractals and surfaces are two of the most widely-studied areas of modern physics.

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They next demonstrate how models can be used to answer specific questions about surface roughness. I wonder if this is how the first mover’s advantage works?

Jul 17, Rachele rated it liked it Shelves: He uses a very broad palette here to make his point, taking examples from computer science, biology, economics lihked sociology to build a fascinating case for the role played by networks in assisting our understanding of how the world works.

Personthen we have a cluster in which everyone is connected. It is extremely well written, easy to understand yet totally engaging. In the second half of the book, they discuss in detail two classes of phenomena: Too often, accomplishment does not equate to success. The Random Universe – we have Euler truly an amazing guy to thank for the graph theory, which is the basis of how we think about networks.


Barabasi may be a scientist, but he didn’t neglect his liberal arts educati An engaging, well-written, highly accessible account of the theory behind networks, and baabasi growing importance of this theory in the modern world.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Paper is rejected, but he manages to change editor’s mind. Recognizing this disconnect, Laszlo Barabasi, one of the world’s leading experts on the science of networks, uncovers what success really is: Some problems can’t be easily solved from 1st principles.

LINKED: The New Science of Networks

But this straw-man strict reductionist doesn’t exist in the first place. His approach relies on the digital reality of our world, from mobile phones to the Internet and email, because it has turned society into a huge research laboratory.

A very well-written exposition of network theory for a general audience, with extensive end-notes where the author has hidden some of the math. Just this morning, I read a short article about protein networks that reminded me of what I read in this book: It is very exciting to be alive during this time in linkev the underlying mathematical laws that govern networks are being revealed.

However, the most glaring slbert-laszlo of this book is how outdated it is. What I understand the author truly means to argue is that biological problems take a lot of work to solve.

The author points out the solution would be a departure from reductionism. But, we haven’t completely understood the network yet. It provides an easy and readable introduction to the main models and linkrd of networks and their applications in many areas of real life, such as the spread of epidemics, fighting against terrorism, handling economic crises or solving social problems of the society.


An interesting introduction for the generalist reader then, but with limitations.

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linekd He says that this rule is not as all pervasive as MBAs would have us believe. This is great stuff. And if we figure out the critical threshold, we can figure out if the innovation will succeed. Also, the examples drawn from other sciences, not least computer science, gives an interesting insight into the growing importance of network theory in understanding the world.

linled Barabasi describes simple rules that may have tremendous power. No trivia or quizzes yet. Retrieved from ” https: The first half of albert-lwszlo book builds the groundwork for the information explained in the second half, though for the most part the book just repeats the same concepts over and over maybe needed for something so compicated.

To be honest I already had intuitively come to some of the same conclusions these mathemeticians and physicists came Interesting enough, though repetative. Unfortunately, it was poorly written.

Rocket scientists don’t model engines on the quark-scale! The first portion of the book discusses the early development of the field. In the ‘s, James Gleick’s Chaos introduced the world to complexity. By developing techniques and technologies that comprehensively assess genetic variation, cellular metabolism, and protein function, network medicine is opening up new vistas for uncovering causes and identifying cures of disease.