Apparently Albert Einstein famously said “the person who has not made his great contributions to science by the age of 30 will never do so.”
Albert-László Barabási is a Physicist, the author of the book ‘The Formula’ and a pioneer in network science. In this very interesting TED talk he disagrees and unravels the inner workings that drive success irrespective or your sphere of work and unveils the connection between age and success.
Albert Laszio got interested in the network effect on success and started with some very accurate predictions of ‘the success of an artist if you give me the first five exhibits that he or she had in their career.’ Although our understanding is that success is intrinsically linked to performance but the truth is ‘ ..performance is what you do: how fast you run, what kind of paintings you paint,’ while ‘..success is about what the community notices from what you did, ..how does it reward you for it? In other terms, your performance is about you, but your success is about all of us.”
All in all it is a fascinating take on input and output. Well Success is not an output but a perception of what the output is worth assigned by the rest of us.
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What can we learn from people who succeed later in life? https://ideas.ted.com/what-can-we-learn-from-people-who-succeed-later-in-life/