There are actually lots of people out there who have what it takes to be great. But to be the greatest of the great, you need more than talent.

Albert-Laszlo Barabasi is a scientist who has made it his business to tell people how to succeed, and his new book The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success was broken down by Bloomberg News. There appear to be five basic tenets of destroying your competition. If you are currently at the top of your field, but you want to knock everyone else off the mountain, Barabasi will tell you how. And if you’re not quite there yet, these laws might give you something to think about on the way up.

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