Connected - A book about social networks written by Nicholas Christakis

Preface Quotes: “Connected” by Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler

Book Title: Connected – The Amazing Power of Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives

Written by: Nicholas Christakis & James Fowler

Chapter Title: Scarcity and Abundance

Connected - The Book is written by Nicholas Christakis and James Fawler
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Connected - Preface

It seemed to me that if people are interconnected, their health must also be interconnected.

We realized that social influence does not end with the people we know.

If we affect our friends, and they affect their friends, then our actions can potentially affect people we have never met.

We discovered that if your friend’s friend’s friend stopped smoking, you stopped smoking. We we discovered that if your friend’s friend’s friend became happy, you became happy.

The key to understanding people is understanding the ties between them.

As we studied social networks more deeply, we began to think of them as a kind of human superorganism. They grow and evolve… This superorganism has it’s own structure and a function and we became obsessed with understanding both.

To know who we are, we must understand how we are connected.

Note: To comply with the requirements of the fair use, the excerpts here are not necessarily the most important or the core concepts or even summary of the book. They are just a few sentences and statements I have highlighted in the book for later reference, hoping that reading them encourage you to buy the book and read it.

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