Preferential Attachment (Cumulative Advantage)

Category
Systems
Description
A preferential attachment situation occurs when the current leader is given more of the reward than the laggards, thereby tending to preserve or enhance the status of the leader. A strong network effect is a good example of preferential attachment; a market with 10x more buyers and sellers than the next largest market will tend to have a preferential attachment dynamic.
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Resource Datasbase
Source
Shane Parrish's Farnam Street Mental Model Guide