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Popular Features. Home Learning. Description Renowned scientists Christakis and Fowler present compelling evidence for our profound influence on one another's tastes, health, wealth, happiness, beliefs, even weight, as they explain how social networks form and how they operate. Review Text "Christakis and Fowler have written the book on the exciting new science of social networks. Read it yourself and find out.

Review quote "Christakis and Fowler have written the book on the exciting new science of social networks. Connected succeeds in connecting with its audience. The authors excel at drawing out the devil in the detail. Connected has profound implications. Full of fascinating stories and examples. A must read. Duke Professor of Behavioral Economics and author of Predictably Irrational "A God's-eye view of social relationships that may make you dizzy.

Every business leader, teacher, and parent should see their life from this vantage. The world becomes smaller and more meaningful after reading this engaging book.

It provides a swath of important research in one place for readers and makes it a stimulating read. The authors make a persuasive case for the power of social networks to affect everything and everyone. About Nicholas A. Christakis Nicholas A. Christakis, MD, PhD, is a professor at Harvard University with joint appointments in the Departments of Health Care Policy, Sociology, and Medicine, and in was named one of Time magazine's most influential people in the world.

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Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives

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You and Your Friend’s Friend’s Friends

Connectedness matters. These influence many parts of our life including our beliefs, our health, our careers and how we feel — some for better and some for worse. The book explores the power of connections through a number of different perspectives such as relationships, emotions, politics, economy, health, evolution, the digital world and systems. Transivity i. Friends give us permission and safety to do things.


Q&A with Nicholas Christakis: Our modern, connected lives

For those of us not actively toiling in a university, most modern writing in the social sciences can be placed into one of three categories. The first category, which is vast, consists of the arcane and the incremental — those studies so obscure, or which advance scholarship so infinitesimally, that they can be safely ignored by the general reader. The second category consists of statistical proof of the obvious. Christakis and James H. Fowler, is full of this kind of research.

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