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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.
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 19 days ago by Alessandro Piovaccari
Great insights, historic approach, data infused but gently presented. Fun book.Published 3 months ago by Markos Kounalakis
Too much talking about his own personal experience. Just wish he'd get to the point.Published 5 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 10 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 12 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 16 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 17 months ago by Marcelo Reginato
I love the way the book give the reader many small stories as well as a long story about events that started out as a crusade and ended up as something entirely different. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Nils Jacob Berland