During the past few years the availability of massive data on individual performance has prompted many scientists to start exploring patterns that govern the path to individual success. The take on this important topic can be rather diverse — from exploring citations to influential scientific papers to the emergence of runaway videos on YouTube, from the popularity of hash tags on Twitter to the path to success for countries. As such the tools and perspectives vary, involving social scientists, computer scientists, economists, physicists and mathematicians. The results are published in venues with non-overlapping readership.
The goal of the Science of Success is to form discussions on the subject of measuring and predicting individual performance and success.