The Formula by Albert-László Barabási

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People have a deep hunger to understand what contributes to success. Hundreds of researchers studied massive data sets pertaining to success in sports, business and innovation. And they noticed a series of recurring patterns in most areas of human performance.

This summary includes the “Laws of Success” and the scientific inquiries that support each law. For scientific purposes, success will be defined as “the rewards we earn from the communities we belong to.” Thus, they are external and collective.

The First Law – Performance drives success, but when performance can’t be measured, networks drive success.

In one study, economists compared students who went to Boston Latin, an elite Latin school, to those that didn’t. Graduates of the Latin school have the fourth-highest average SAT scores in Massachusetts, which suggests that enrollment in this school will lead you to a higher SAT score.

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