Albert-László Barabási is a network scientist who has done extensive research on success. The Robert Gray Dodge Professor of Network Science and a Distinguished University Professor at Northeastern University, Albert-László’s work has led to many breakthroughs, including the discovery of scale-free networks in 1999, which continues to make him one of the most cited scientists today.
In this episode, he shares the scientific measures of success, as well as what his research has shown about the key factors that help to create it. Listen in to hear insights from his latest book, The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success, on how to gain traction and visibility, the common misconception about creativity in youth, and more.
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On Today’s Episode We’ll Learn:
- The scientific way to measure success.
- Why performance alone doesn’t dictate long-term success—and what actually does.
- What the “Sleeping Beauty Phenomenon” is and how it helped Dan Brown.
- How success breeds success.
- The important difference between success and performance.
- What to keep in mind when choosing a team.
- A major bias that affects interview candidates.
- The truth about the odds of experiencing a major breakthrough later in life vs. in youth.
- Why major breakthroughs are typically connected to young individuals’ names.
- Tips for achieving the network effect to gain traction and visibility.
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