Is there a science of success? In a new book, network scientist Albert-László Barabási argues there are indeed “laws of success.” Here they are, following an interview with Barabási. They may have special significance for successful, established software projects:
The First Law
Performance drives success. But when performance can’t be measured, networks drive success.
The Second Law
Performance is bounded, but success is unbounded.
The Third Law
Previous success × fitness = future success.
The Fourth Law
Whereas team success requires diversity and balance, a single individual will receive credit for the group’s achievements.
The Fifth Law
With persistence, success can come at any time or age.
To your success in 2019! 🥂