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The book seems to be a collection of unrelated stories of history.
While "Linked" presented plenty of solid and useful science in an appealing format, "Bursts" has minimal scientific content and I learned almost nothing.
Overall, I'm really disappointed following Linked and would recommend anyone interested in this book to just not read it.
Much maligned by some reviewers, especially those who liked his first book Linked. But I think Barabasi is making a shrewd and subtle point about the nature of reality (and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Alex Tamsula
I love Linked and I gave it a 5 star, but I can't keep reading this book. It is way too detailed on aspects that sometimes seem secondary to the main topic.Published 4 months ago by Alessandro Piovaccari
Great insights, historic approach, data infused but gently presented. Fun book.Published 8 months ago by Markos Kounalakis
Too much talking about his own personal experience. Just wish he'd get to the point.Published 9 months ago by J. Schrempp
A lot of bad reviews being written about this book
I couldn't but it down - the beautifully painted narrative covers past and extremely interesting historical events,... Read more
Barabasi is clearly a great thinker on this topic, but seems to know more than he shares in this book. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Jacco
This is interesting as a concept, but there are several arguments for this "bursty" self-organization that simply don't ring true. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
Spends a lot of time regurgitating the history of early Hungary and Transylvania (his homeland) for reasons that never do become particularly clear. Read morePublished 20 months ago by John S. Dowd
Painful. Like one of the reviewers wrote, a 20 page summary would send the message, unless you want to learn about Transylvania and "quasi-pointless" random stories. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Marcelo Reginato