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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Linked is written in an engaging way, and the ideas are all simplified well for linoed. This was a thrilling insight that has held up in subsequent fin I would like to see an updated edition of this book come out soon, one that includes the latest research in protein, gene, and microbiome networks.

Extremely well written and a pleasure to read. From the origins of the six degrees of separation to explaining why networks are robust to random failures, the author explores how viruses like Ebola and H1N1 spread, and why it is that our friends have more albert-laszko than we do.

LINKED: The New Science of Networks

I would definitely recommend it for someone who has little to no experience working with or understanding complex networks. Nov 19, Minutes Buy. Nice, fun to read, easy, yet gently holds your hands as you enter the complex world of social network analysis.

Which leads to the second point. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Precise, orderly, predictable patterns We work and fight and play in short flourishes of activity followed by next to nothing.

First it builds the basic foundation of how networks are structured albert-laezlo with links, power laws, scale-free models in brief segments with clear explanations from a number of specific examples such as the internet or the network of scientific academics.

Ok, the actual substance of the chapter is Real networks are governed by two laws: Anywho, while the content is extremely interesting, if you have any prior knowledge of networks, you might find the book somewhat longwinded.


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Understanding the structure and behavior of these networks will help us do some amazing things, from designing the optimal organization of a firm to stopping a disease outbreak before it spreads catastrophically. Just too good a book! This is the rule that one hears far too often from people who have an Masters of Business Administration or a masters of bugger all as a friend of mine refers to them. The Fragmented Web – Continuing from the previous chapters, the Internet is fragmented into smaller communities, which makes sense if you think about it.

The pattern isn’t random, it’s “bursty. Someone who feels more at home looking at the world from a mathematical perspective than I myself do wouldn’t have that issue. But this straw-man strict reductionist doesn’t exist in the first place. It was hard to stay interested, especially when they were talking about the internet.

Linked has become a bestseller with more than 70, copies sold after fourteen printings and it was selected as one of the Best Business Books in Grasping a full understanding of network science will someday allow us to design blue-chip businesses, stop the outbreak of deadly diseases, and influence the exchange of ideas and information.

This review was first posted at Inside the mind of a Bibliophile I will leave this review off with the advice that if you are interested in network theory or complexity then this is a must read. It’s easy to see the Network as a panacea, and that as long as we know that it exists, we will succeed.

This book contains a lot of exaggerations and outright false claims to the end of defending the thesis, which is that network theory barabais NECESSARY for understanding certain systems. As String Theory shows, we can always speculate on libked and smaller component parts, but it is not clear that gaining a detailed knowledge of all of these abert-laszlo will inevitably tell us all there is to know about how these parts work in unison. A revolutionary new theory showing how we can predict human behavior.

I was a little worn out by the end, so I linkd have appreciated the examples and applications being more dispersed throughout the book than collected in a somewhat jumbled mass at the end. For example, “the behavior of living systems can seldom be reduced to their molecular components”. This is great stuff.


In the second half of the book, they discuss in detail two classes of phenomena: Barabasi describes simple rules that may have tremendous power. It shows you a Web-based view of nature, society, and business, a new framework for understanding issues ranging from democracy on the Web to the vulnerability of the Alberr-laszlo and the spread of deadly viruses.

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Much of the existing literature marvels at the beauty of complex organizations but doesn’t take us past awe and eye candy. Rocket scientists don’t model engines on the quark-scale! This book wasn’t what I expected, which meant I had to readjust my mindset going in.

This is braabasi very interesting and extremely in-depth look into the science of networks – anything from ‘who actors have worked with,’ to ‘computer networks,’ to good ol’ real life ‘analog’ social networks i. A great introduction into the interesting advances of network theory.

Generally, we would expect things to be ordered around a alberg-laszlo distribution — with height, for example, there are lots of average height people, but far fewer very tall or very short people.

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The copyright is and, with the rise of “Big Data” in the past 10 yearsthinking about networks has certainly moved beyond what is in this book, but it could still serve as a good foundation. I intend to follow it with “Hidden Barabadi Grasping a full understanding albert-lxszlo network science will someday allow us to design blue-chip businesses, stop the outbreak of deadly diseases, and influence the exchange of ideas and information.

There is no single gene for bipolar disorder, for example. One cannot complain if a book meant for a “general audience” seems too simple or repetitive at times, but that explains the missing half star.