The surprising power of networks and how they shape our lives – How your friends’ friends’ friends affect everything you think, feel and do
By Nicolas Christakis & James Fowler (2011)
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Summarised by Paul Arnold (Facilitator and Trainer – firstname.lastname@example.org)
IN A NUTSHELL
Connectedness matters. We are subtly (and often unconsciously) influenced by people around us (and our friends’ friends’ friends) – the power of influence extends out by 3 degrees – and whilst the impact weakens, the geometric number of influence points grows. 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).
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