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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All are networks, and all are a part of a surprising scientific revolution. We cannot understand disease, economics, behavior, evolution, the cosmos, and so on without trying to understand the underlying networks that connect things together. I wonder if this is how the first mover’s advantage works? From Centralized, to branches then the best could actually be the “network” like a web.

I’ve noticed that everybody else on goodreads who has this book has it either on currently reading or to-read shelf New York Times business journalist William J. However, the most glaring feature of this book is how outdated it is. The Pareto Principle instead follows a power rule and, as he points out, applies when a system is moving from randomness to an organised state. Professor Barabasi has invented a vocabulary to talk about the structure of networks.

This book looks at the science of networks primarily from a ‘mathematical model’ perspective, and as such it was frequently beyond my comprehension.

This idea is that if you have a picture you want to study you will learn all that there is to learn about it by pulling all of the jigsaw pieces apart and studying these individual pieces in detail. Dec 27, David rated it really liked it. It also mentioned “Six degrees of separation” and gave the example from “The tipping point” to explain some got more connection than others and play certain roles.


The story is told with a gentle pace, and some sections will keep you awake. Six Degrees of Separation – this concept really emphasises that we live in a small, dense world.

LINKED: The New Science of Networks

I think it is clear that these connections, impulses and directings and how they are played out when one set of a web of interactions impacts upon other parts of that web are worth both our notice and our study.

The first portion of the book discusses the early development of the field. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. What a joy it is to read him.

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. Linked is written in an engaging way, and the ideas are all simplified well for laypeople. It was an interesting book, but I can’t think of anything to say about it that doesn’t involve me summarising it. In Bursts, he shows us how they unfold in time. Indeed, though this book was engaging and covere This is a 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.

I do want to applaud his efforts at regularly giving short-outs to his grad students. Jan 27, Kayson Fakhar rated it really liked it. Unfortunately, it was poorly written.

These bursts are both mathematically albert-laszlp and beautiful. But it’s really hard to find those communities for researchers. Jun 17, Atila Iamarino rated it it was amazing. But this paradigm overlooks the inherent complexity of human diseases and has often led to treatments that are inadequate or fraught with adverse side effects.

Small Worlds – The story of weak ties. My favorite chapter was the chapter on cell, protein, and gene networks.

A good non-fiction book for people who would like to be introduced to network science without learning rigorous mathematical formulae. No trivia or quizzes yet. I want to pursue this field full time, professionally after reading this book. Lknked Map of Life – On genetics and networks. However, the most glaring feature of this Linked is written in an engaging way, and the ideas are all simplified well for laypeople.


These “new cartographers” are mapping networks in a wide range of scientific disciplines, proving that social networks, corporations, and cells are more similar than they are different, and providing important new insights into the interconnected world around us. More fundamentally, the scale-freeness of many networks is currently being challenged; I myself have observed deviations from this pattern in the networks I study.

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In fact, most surfaces in nature are fractals. The author seemed to have in mind certain bagabasi that had to appear in the book and includes these and strange metaphors in places where they don’t fit. Both are things that spread over the network. He also const This book wasn’t xlbert-laszlo I expected, which meant I had to readjust my mindset going in. Prostitutes are like google and your personal website is probably like a virgin.

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Oct 13, Arin Basu rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I enjoyed some of the technical details described with graph theory. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Now a days, the web is made up of “apps”, and the “document” is a rarity if not altogether unimportant. Sharp logic and good writing, backed up by sound proof. The way you think about your own potential to do something truly extraordinary will never be the same.

Supremely interesting book that delves into network theory and how it’s understanding and growth in every branch of science from Biology to Computer Science and Economics will undoubtedly change the way we view the world. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.