Albert-Lszl Barabsi – The Formula


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 recognized; we had the idea but didn’t get the credit. We’ve always been told that talent and a strong work ethic are the key to getting ahead, but in today’s world, these efforts rarely translate into tangible results. Recognizing this disconnect, Laszlo Barabasi, 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, Barabasi highlights the vital important 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, Barabasi 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 audiobook offers a new understanding of the very foundation of how people excel in today’s society.

Author: Albert-Lszl Barabsi
Narrator: Ryan Vincent Anderson
Duration: 7 hours 54 minutes
Released: 18 Jun 2011
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Language: English

User Review:

intelligence bittersweet

Intriguing book with many revelations which are very unexpected. Really helps frame thoughts and strategy regarding how to be successful.
I was very disappointed in the audible reader though, and compared it to just letting Siri read the book, and found it to be almost the same, with Siri possibly better. The audible version has no discernable inflexion or sense that he understands the words hes reading, which deprives the words of texture and comprehension.