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    • Social Physics

    • How Good Ideas Spread - The Lessons from a New Science
    • By: Alex Pentland
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From one of the world’s leading data scientists, a landmark tour ofthe new science of idea flow, offering revolutionary insights into the mysteries of collective intelligence and social influence.

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    • Excellent intro, but overly ambitious conclusions

    • By Rick on 02-14-14

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Research: You Have Fewer Friends Than You Think

    • By: Alex "Sandy" Pentland
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    People generally assume that when they consider another person a “friend,” that person also thinks of them as a friend. In other words, friendship is reciprocal. But when we analyzed self-reported relationship surveys from several experiments around the world, we found that while most people assume friendships are two-way, only about half of friendships are indeed reciprocal.

    Regular price: $3.95