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The Fourteenth Link: Network Economy

Steve Case, Gerald Levin and Ted Turner at the press conference announcing the merger of AOL and Time Warner.

(from http://zdnet.com.com/i/zdnn/library/0001/aoltwxtrio.gif)

 

Time Magazine's coverage of the AOL-Time Warner Merger.

(from http://image.pathfinder.com/time/europe/magazine/2000/124/cover.gif)

 

 

 

Monica Lewinsky, whose carrer move towards a corporate environment were helped by Vernon Jordan, one of Washington's Super Lawyers.

 

(from http://www.gea2000.org/immagini/lewinsky.gif)

 

Vernon Jordan,
the most central director of the Fortune 1000 companies, with President Clinton.

(from http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/clinton/players/jordan.htm)
 

glass_charac.gif 

 

Jordan's recent authobiography.

 

(from http://www.publicaffairsbooks.com/images/jkts-toc/ver.gif)

 

Walter W. Powell, Douglas White, and  Kenneth W. Koput, whose work haveaddressed the evolution of the biotechnology network.

 

(from http://www.scancor.uib.no/powell.html, http://eclectic.ss.uci.edu/~drwhite/doug.html, http://w3.arizona.edu/~mapol/graphic/faculty/koput.htm)

 

 

The evolution of the network behind the biotech industry: the network in 1988 and 1999. Each node is a company, and link represent various financial or research ties.

For the intermediate years, see http://eclectic.ss.uci.edu/~drwhite/Movie/ppframe.htm

 

 Guido Caldarelli from Roma, who together with Massimo Ricabboni and Fabio Pammolli have found that the network behind the pharmaceutical industry is scale-free.

 

(from http://pil.phys.uniroma1.it/~gcalda/)

 

 

Dr. Mahathir Mohamad,  Malaysia's  prime minister, whose policies were often blaimed for the 1997 Asian economic meltdown.

(from http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/business/newsid_1308000/1308240.stm)

 

Pocket PC, of of Compaq's most succesful products, whose production  was halted due to the breakdown of a few links in the company's manufacturing network.

 

(from http://www.esri.com/software/arcpad/graphics/compaq-rev-sm.gif)

 

 

 

Sabeer Bhatia

co-founder of Hotmail.com, probably the most succesful beneficiary of viral marketing, which exploits the power of networks the get the buzz to the consumers.

(from http://www.india-today.com/iplus/2000_1/profile.html)

 

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