A Network Theorist Seeks “Universal Laws” of Success
A scientist leverages big data to pin down precepts that extend beyond the self-help aisle
Apparently if you do not get a reward or are not recognized publicly in some fashion for your work you are not successful? First, that is possibly the most asinine, self centered, egotistical definition of success I have ever heard. Why do I have the feeling Mr. Barbosi has close ties to Silicon Valley? Second, seeking “universal laws” for a concept as fuzzy as “success” is almost as foolhardy as his definition is sophomoric, cliche, and off target. He should enlist some neuroscientists to run brain imaging studies to find out what parts of the brain “light up” in successful people. You know the type of study I’m talking about, they have an n of never more than 20 or so, and draw sweeping conclusions about cross category concepts like “love” and “justice” based on a technique with enough methodological holes you could drive a truck through it. I can already see the journal article title,
“Neuroscientists and Network Theorist Use Brain Scans to Prove Location of Success in the Brain.”
Thank the good and right that I don’t live in the same world as Mr. Barbosi. I may never be a “success” according to him, but I am a smash hit in my own mind. I wonder if neuroscientists could image that? lol!