New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World—and How to Make It Work for You by Jeremy HeimansNOW A NATIONAL BESTSELLER
The definitive guide to spreading ideas, building movements, and leaping ahead in our chaotic, connected age. Get the book New York Times columnist David Brooks calls the best window I’ve seen into this new world.
Why do some leap ahead while others fall behind in our chaotic, connected age? In New Power, Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms confront the biggest stories of our time--the rise of mega-platforms like Facebook and Uber; the out-of-nowhere victories of Obama and Trump; the unexpected emergence of movements like #MeToo--and reveal whats really behind them: the rise of new power.
For most of human history, the rules of power were clear: power was something to be seized and then jealously guarded. This old power was out of reach for the vast majority of people. But our ubiquitous connectivity makes possible a different kind of power. New power is made by many. It is open, participatory, and peer-driven. It works like a current, not a currency--and it is most forceful when it surges. The battle between old and new power is determining who governs us, how we work, and even how we think and feel.
New Power shines fresh light on the cultural phenomena of our day, from #BlackLivesMatter to the Ice Bucket Challenge to Airbnb, uncovering the new power forces that made them huge. Drawing on examples from business, activism, and pop culture, as well as the study of organizations like Lego, NASA, Reddit, and TED, Heimans and Timms explain how to build new power and channel it successfully. They also explore the dark side of these forces: the way ISIS has co-opted new power to monstrous ends, and the rise of the alt-rights intensity machine.
In an era increasingly shaped by new power, this groundbreaking book offers us a new way to understand the world--and our role in it.
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T here is nothing out of the ordinary about a book that makes one angry. We have all read ones that provoke us, and the internet is an inexhaustible feast for anyone easily outraged. It is unusual, however, to read a book that makes one mad with oneself. The co-authors of New Power could not be more likable. Clever, witty and creative, Henry Timms and Jeremy Heimans are baby-faced wunderkinds of digital activism; the type whose optimistic energy ought to make one feel hopeful for the future. So it is uncomfortable to confess that I hated almost every word, and wished more than anything for them to be wrong. The reason their book made me so cross with myself was that, if they are right, it means my way of thinking is old-fashioned and elitist — the very problem, in fact, they are trying to solve.
Heimans founded GetUp! Timms is executive director of 92nd Street Y, a cultural centre. It is about values and, more importantly, how those values are structured and realised. New power focuses on collaboration and participation and transparency. Its methods include crowdsourcing, social media campaigns and decentralisation. Anyone other than those completely disengaged with world events will have noticed the growth of new power; and, in some areas, the ways old power has either dug in or attempted to adapt. Just one of the areas in which this book excels is in its carefully selected but abundant case studies.
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New Power can light a flame bright enough to outshine the glinting fangs and tiki torches. But it also draws out the big battle of our times—whether all this new power will end up being used for good or bad. Plaudits to Heimans and Timms for their determination to help shape the future, not just complain about it. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
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