The Human Network: How Your Social Position Determines


The Human Network: How Your Social Position Determines Your Power, Beliefs, and Behaviors A fresh and intriguing look at how our hidden positions in various social structures, or human networks, shape how we think and behave, how our very outlook on life is formed by a distinguished professor of economics at Stanford University Inequality, social immobility, and political polarization are but a few crucial phenomena driven by the inevitability of social structures Social structures determine who has power and influence, can explain why people fail to assimilate basic facts, and can help us understand patterns of contagion from the spread of disease to financial crises Despite their primary role in shaping our lives, human networks are often overlooked when we try to account for our most important political and economic behaviors and trends This book illuminates the complexity of the social networks in which we are positioned, sometimes unwittingly, and can help us to better undertstand why we are who we are as individuals Ranging across disciplines psychology, behavioral economics, sociology, and business and rich with historical analogies and anecdotes, The Human Network provides an eye opening and fascinating account of what can drive success or failure in life ❮Reading❯ ➸ Gender in Psychoanalytic Space Author Muriel Dimen – Kleankitchen.co.uk or human networks [Download] ➽ Insight and Interpretation ➺ Roy Schafer – Kleankitchen.co.uk shape how we think and behave [EPUB] ✵ Good People in an Evil Time Author Svetlana Broz – Kleankitchen.co.uk how our very outlook on life is formed by a distinguished professor of economics at Stanford University Inequality [Read] ➵ On a Day Like This ➼ Peter Stamm – Kleankitchen.co.uk social immobility ⚦ [PDF] ✎ Heart to Start By Derek Handley ✶ – Kleankitchen.co.uk and political polarization are but a few crucial phenomena driven by the inevitability of social structures Social structures determine who has power and influence [PDF / Epub] ☉ Light without Fire By Scott Korb – Kleankitchen.co.uk can explain why people fail to assimilate basic facts [Epub] ❧ Secrecy ➛ Rupert Thomson – Kleankitchen.co.uk and can help us understand patterns of contagion from the spread of disease to financial crises Despite their primary role in shaping our lives [BOOKS] ✸ The Silence and the Roar ⚦ Nihad Sirees – Kleankitchen.co.uk human networks are often overlooked when we try to account for our most important political and economic behaviors and trends This book illuminates the complexity of the social networks in which we are positioned ❃ Hard Country kindle Epub ❧ Author Robin Robilliard – Kleankitchen.co.uk sometimes unwittingly ❰Reading❯ ➶ The Whale Rider Author Witi Ihimaera – Kleankitchen.co.uk and can help us to better undertstand why we are who we are as individuals Ranging across disciplines psychology [PDF / Epub] ★ The Impossible David Lynch By Todd McGowan – Kleankitchen.co.uk behavioral economics [PDF / Epub] ☉ The Colour Encyclopedia Of Incredible Aeroplanes Author Philip J. Jarrett – Kleankitchen.co.uk sociology [Read] ➲ Tooth Sleuth, Mystery of the Missing Tooth (Shirley Lock Mysteries ➮ Mia Woolfe – Kleankitchen.co.uk and business and rich with historical analogies and anecdotes ❄ [KINDLE] ✽ Juno Of Taris By Fleur Beale ➝ – Kleankitchen.co.uk The Human Network provides an eye opening and fascinating account of what can drive success or failure in life


10 thoughts on “The Human Network: How Your Social Position Determines Your Power, Beliefs, and Behaviors

  1. Laura Laura says:

    Lesson of this book Don t worry if you don t have any friends you re less likely to get infections and diseasesJust kidding, nevertheless I found it really interesting how the author got into diseases and how they spread, especially looking at the current situation, that fits the topic.Here are some notes I took while reading Chapter 2 Power and Influence Central Positions in Networks To have power it s always best to be uniquely positioned to coordinate others Being the bridge between o Lesson of this book Don t worry if you don t have any friends you re less likely to get infections and diseasesJust kidding, nevertheless I found it really interesting how the author got into diseases and how they spread, especially looking at the current situation, that fits the topic.Here are some notes I took while reading Chapter 2 Power and Influence Central Positions in Networks To have power it s always best to be uniquely positioned to coordinate others Being the bridge between others and being able to do special favours like the Godfather for example will give you a power position in the network People can still be influential if they only have few contacts and networks, if those contacts are influential themselves Rich gets richer conceptcentral people are easier to find meet and therefore make new friends fasterChapter 3 Difussion and Contagion over half of the people of an american high school 288 people are connected romantically and or sexually to each other even though each individual only has had on average 1 or 2 partners during the course of 18 months this explains how fast and wide a sexual disease can spread even though individuals aren t sleeping with a lot of people, but they are part of the big network of course this is only a study done in one high school, but it sabout the basic principle interesting excours about the plague in the middle ages Chapter 5 Homophily Houses DividedHomophily you like people that are the same as you and arelikely to spend time with them, marry them and befriend them gender, race, income In an american high school friendships arethan 15 timeslikely between the same race than across race In a study 60 % of Women named a Woman their closest friend and 90 % of Men named a Man their closest friendChapter 6 Immobility and Inequality There are Income differences between students who studied the same at the same college because of social connections of the parents even low paid side jobs e.g in a bakery or recycling hire almost entirely by word of mouth because of bad expieriences with random people from the street This is true for where I live you re very likely to get your side job student job because one of your friends or siblings work there or because your neighbour knows someone there etc, at least thats true for all of my previous jobs and my friends jobs 50 75 % to jobs are found trough contacs like it or not your fate is closely connected to that of your friends If they are well situated they can help you small acquaintances also count the person who sat next to you in history class could be the person you bump into on the street and puts you in touch with your new employer when they hear you are between jobs only 1 6 of jobs found through contacts come from strong ties, the rest from medium or weak tiesAll in all an interesting book, a bit repetitive towards the end, but that s often the case with non fiction


  2. Lukas Lovas Lukas Lovas says:

    This was a very informative book Detailed enough to really get into the subject, and short enough not to be daunting It s not a light reading, but it definitely is worth a read.


  3. Sujan Bandyopadhyay Sujan Bandyopadhyay says:

    The book is a wonderful introduction to Network Theory I really liked how the author went about building intuition through examples and diagrams and didn t get into the very technical details However, even without the technical details, the book does a really good job of explaining some very key concepts.While the importance of networks may seem obvious and commonsensical, the book provides a structured way in which we can think about these issues.I really liked the point about how stronger ne The book is a wonderful introduction to Network Theory I really liked how the author went about building intuition through examples and diagrams and didn t get into the very technical details However, even without the technical details, the book does a really good job of explaining some very key concepts.While the importance of networks may seem obvious and commonsensical, the book provides a structured way in which we can think about these issues.I really liked the point about how stronger networks are potentially feeding higher levels of polarisation through homophily It didn t strike me that the views of my network could potentially be my own views being double counted.Yet, networks can also be used for good, as the example of microfinance has shown Overall, this book gives a very good introduction to a fascinating topic Human Networks


  4. Kathy Ankrom Kathy Ankrom says:

    This is the first book I have read that was written by an economist, at least knowingly How have I managed to get this far in life without knowing how broad and interesting a subject economics is There are numerous examples of societal conditions such as segregation, financial immobility and polarization that I have witnessed without an appreciation how predictable the behaviors and situations are, given certain circumstances With this knowledge we may seek out solutions to combat these injus This is the first book I have read that was written by an economist, at least knowingly How have I managed to get this far in life without knowing how broad and interesting a subject economics is There are numerous examples of societal conditions such as segregation, financial immobility and polarization that I have witnessed without an appreciation how predictable the behaviors and situations are, given certain circumstances With this knowledge we may seek out solutions to combat these injustices


  5. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    The hopeful concepts of the book we have less poverty and less wars globally.The truth of the book our families arefragmented geographically.The new word homophily, something to be aware of and careful about It means the tendency to gravitate to like people.The interesting thing Connections, for the most part, are hugely beneficial Keep making them


  6. صفية صفية says:

    Fascinating, I had the chance to be a remote pupil of Pr Jackson really missing the Hi Folks and this book sums up pretty much what we ve learned.In fact, it is less technical, and has practically no equations inside, unlike the course on ERGMs Exponential Random Graph Models and SERGMs Statistical Exponential Random Graph Models It is a good starting point for anyone curious about network s theory, to familiarize with the plethora of cases where network theory proved to be helpf Fascinating, I had the chance to be a remote pupil of Pr Jackson really missing the Hi Folks and this book sums up pretty much what we ve learned.In fact, it is less technical, and has practically no equations inside, unlike the course on ERGMs Exponential Random Graph Models and SERGMs Statistical Exponential Random Graph Models It is a good starting point for anyone curious about network s theory, to familiarize with the plethora of cases where network theory proved to be helpful, and what sinteresting is that the majority of cases stated inside the book were real research subjects that he worked on or collaborated in Content aside, I think that I agree with Sara and that me too I loved the descriptions of the concepts and ideas that came at the beginning of each chapter, before the technical presentation The references were ultra exhaustive ReferencesGoals


  7. Diāna Diāna says:

    The book is a description of how human network patterns determine our power, opinions, opportunities, behaviors, and accomplishments Emphasising on well connectedness, the author is giving you a notion how you found yourself in the place you re currently in due to networks you hold Human mind tends to look for coincidences, and this book deals with it on a global scale Jackson s examples are elegantly built, many times returning to his pro vaccination view I encourage to read this book, beca The book is a description of how human network patterns determine our power, opinions, opportunities, behaviors, and accomplishments Emphasising on well connectedness, the author is giving you a notion how you found yourself in the place you re currently in due to networks you hold Human mind tends to look for coincidences, and this book deals with it on a global scale Jackson s examples are elegantly built, many times returning to his pro vaccination view I encourage to read this book, because it makes you think and rethink how much of your life is influenced by the networks you hold


  8. Ryan Ryan says:

    Good introduction to the economic analysis of networks from arguably the leading expert, but at a very broad level There s not a lot of detail provided and the book moves from topic to topic quickly The presentation of basic concepts double counting, homophily, degree are communicated well and the diagrams of different kinds of networks used to do so are the highlight of the book My biggest takeaway was Jackson s succinct, clear analogy between the variety of descriptive stats available f Good introduction to the economic analysis of networks from arguably the leading expert, but at a very broad level There s not a lot of detail provided and the book moves from topic to topic quickly The presentation of basic concepts double counting, homophily, degree are communicated well and the diagrams of different kinds of networks used to do so are the highlight of the book My biggest takeaway was Jackson s succinct, clear analogy between the variety of descriptive stats available for networks being like those for finding the greatest basketball player and why this perspective is necessary given the crazy number of possible linkage arrangements for even a small set of nodes.Want to learn about Keynesian beauty contests and related games , infectious disease epi, stats for network analysis


  9. Alexander Smith Alexander Smith says:

    This book is a blisteringly fast paced, high level survey of an area of economic theory that has growing influence and is largely driven by people like Jackson and Kleinberg This is a particularly strong area of study for Cornell s Economics and Information Science programs Although economists typically consider Network Economics to be heterodox or interdisciplinary, it has grown to meet the challenges of accounting for externalities in spaces where formerly externalities were phantoms of assu This book is a blisteringly fast paced, high level survey of an area of economic theory that has growing influence and is largely driven by people like Jackson and Kleinberg This is a particularly strong area of study for Cornell s Economics and Information Science programs Although economists typically consider Network Economics to be heterodox or interdisciplinary, it has grown to meet the challenges of accounting for externalities in spaces where formerly externalities were phantoms of assumed linear market structures.This book provides something of an interest especially to economists, information scientists, and communications scholars Although this book is very high level and gives case after case of successes of the methods of networks, it also offers an interesting take on how people can organize and in some cases can t organize to better their lives in a way that is easy to digest Also this book serves as a who s who for theory concepts related to the field But yet there seems to be some missing parts This book is a particularly political one in that it hides some names of real importance to the field This is an attempt to align network economic theory as a counterpart to neoclassical economic theory and Keynesian approaches to policy that is to say,politically centerist arguments about the goals of network economic arguments What it does not come as close to mentioning is the fundamentals that come from Hayek, and the following neo Austrian movement in modeling for limited information problems in decision making Although this book has been highly recommended by Mechanism Design theorists Maskin and Myerson, this does not come an inch closer to mentioning their fellow Nobel Laurette, Leonid Hurwicz or his student, Myrna Wooders at Vanderbilt , who is extremely well cited in areas of networked policy and game theory methods This seems to be somewhat of an oversight, or perhaps an explicit political gesture.Otherwise, I am very pleased with this book as a consumer informational level read that offers very informed takes on where economics is moving in terms of theory in a highly informational world


  10. Roger John Jones Roger John Jones says:

    Difficult but rewarding Why 4, not 5 I struggled I don t quite know why The topic was interesting The prose was clear After 40 years in IT I did have to do a memory erase not an ethernet to be found Perhaps Dr Jackson deserves a 5 and the 1 is my fault Read it and you should read it and draw your own conclusions The essence of the book is a demonstration of the old saw it s not what you know it s who you know Dr Jackson explains that it s not only your friends but their frie Difficult but rewarding Why 4, not 5 I struggled I don t quite know why The topic was interesting The prose was clear After 40 years in IT I did have to do a memory erase not an ethernet to be found Perhaps Dr Jackson deserves a 5 and the 1 is my fault Read it and you should read it and draw your own conclusions The essence of the book is a demonstration of the old saw it s not what you know it s who you know Dr Jackson explains that it s not only your friends but their friends that matter And how are you connected Do you have the right connections Part of my problem is that I had difficulty visualizing the various networks That has usually not been.a problem for me What is clear and well explained is how the instant connectivity of the Internet amplifies both good and bad in particular panics and misinformation Homophily is the central theme the tendency for people to seek out or be attracted to those who are similar to themselves In other words the social media echo chamber Two slightly off topic notes 1 I was educated as an engineer in the 60 s The advance of knowledge since that time is.mind boggling.2 The American musician Taylor Swift s Twitter account has 83.1 million followers She, Miss Swift, follows no one In network terms she is centric to a huge network If one goes out four links she via friends of friends of friends of friends is likely connected to every Twitter user The question what would be the value if you were the only person Miss Swift followed Enjoy the book


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