Linked: how everything is connected to everything else and what it means for business, science, and everyday life

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Plume, 2003 - Business & Economics - 294 pages
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A cocktail party. A terrorist cell. Ancient bacteria. An international conglomerate. All are networks, and all are a part of a surprising scientific revolution. Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, the nations foremost expert in the new science of networks, takes us on an intellectual adventure to prove that social networks, corporations, and living organisms are more similar than previoulsy thought. 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. Just as James Gleick brought the discovery of the Chaos theory to the general public, Linked tells the story of the true science of the future.

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Sharp logic and good writing, backed up by sound proof. - Goodreads
A wonderful overview of the science of networks. - Goodreads
This is a nice introduction to network theory. - Goodreads
This is a good overview of network theory. - Goodreads
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One of my favorite subjects. Good read, informative.

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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. It deals not only with the ideas of networks but also ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
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Six DEGREES OF SEPARATION
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SMALL WORLDS
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Barabasi is the Emil T. Hofman Professor of Physics at the University of Notre Dame and directs research on complex networks.