Albert-laszlo Barabasi the Author of “Bursts” asks the question: “Can human behavior be predicted by applying the quantum physics principles of the Dispersion. The bestselling author of Linked returns with a ground breaking new theory that will enthrall fans of The Tipping Point Can we scientifically predict. A revolutionary new theory showing how we can predict human behavior-from a radical genius and bestselling author Can we scientifically.

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These narratives illustrate how predicting human behavior has long been the obsession, sometimes the duty, of those in power. Read it Forward Read it first. Viruses and Fads The Eleventh Link: Griffith’s Intolerance with multiple parallel barabxsi and more like a TV show where they build suspense only to cut to the commercials every three minutes.

The book takes us into a world where life is free of crises and surprises, a world of ennui-inducing normality. Barabsi all three to Cart Add all three to List. In addition to Einstein’s Dispersion theory, the book introduces the reader briefly but effectively to Poisson distributions, Gaussian dristributions, power laws, Levy flight, the random walk, entropy, outliers, predictability and several other mathematical models and theories.


He nevertheless points to statistical patterns in even regularities interrupted by “bursts” or “outliers”, returning us to probabilistic mathematics.

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The pattern isn’t random, it’s “bursty. But it does not.

Our deep-rooted unpredictability does not need to bubble up at the level of the society. The authors begin by presenting basic growth models and the principles used to develop them. Illustrated throughout in full colour, this pioneering textbook, spanning a wide range of topics from physics to computer science, engineering, economics and the social sciences, introduces network science to an interdisciplinary audience.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. While I did read this to the end, I give it halfhearted praise for keeping my interest and providing education.

These bursts are both mathematically predictable and beautiful. Aug 26, Andrew rated it it was ok Shelves: Barrabasi scienza delle reti. These bursts are both mathematically predictable and beautiful.

But oh well, now the positives: You feel like you have emerged to see a new vista that, while it had always been there, you burrsts just never seen. I like Barabasi’s writing style–I gave his previous book, “Linked” a 5-star rating. The author recognizes, of course, the role of statistics and its mathematical utility for successfully estimating many future occurrences.


You Are a Badass Every Day. See all books by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi. Bursts reveals what this amazing new research is showing us about where individual spontaneity ends and predictability in human behavior begins. About half this book is Hungarian history. There were a lot of off the wall characters paraded through the book, so it had interest as a shop of curios.

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