Tad Coles's Reviews > Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means for Business, Science, and Everyday Life

Linked by Albert-László Barabási
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Dec 30, 08

Read in December, 2008

This book’s author explores networks that exist in everything from Hollywood actors to cellular proteins and lets us into the private (and unexpectedly exciting and humorous) world of mathematicians and physics professors. The 80/20 rule is described as it applies to monetary success by people, web site success with Internet traffic, frequency of protein use in cellular reactions, and evolutionary success of DNA mutations. Be forewarned, the chapter on network economy will not be calming at this time of recession unprecedented since the 1930’s. The book drags a little at times. What I was most surprised to find is that I came away with feeling of being one with the universe; inexorably linked, networked, both a product of and an influencer of this world. Dude, Ooohhhhmmmm….. Ooohhhhmmmm….. Ooohhhhmmmm…..
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