New Power by Jeremy Heimans
How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World--and How to Make It Work for You

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 2 Critic Reviews

These ideas—first introduced in the Harvard Business Review­­—will intrigue anyone who wants to channel the new power of the crowd.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

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 what's 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-right's "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.
 

About Jeremy Heimans

See more books from this Author
 
Published April 3, 2018 by Doubleday. 310 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Computers & Technology. Non-fiction
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for New Power
All: 2 | Positive: 2 | Negative: 0

Kirkus

Above average
on Feb 20 2018

These ideas—first introduced in the Harvard Business Review­­—will intrigue anyone who wants to channel the new power of the crowd.

Read Full Review of New Power: How Power Works in... | See more reviews from Kirkus

Guardian

Above average
Reviewed by Hannah Jane Parkinson on Jun 10 2018

Though it is obvious which side Timms and Heimans are on, they are also happy to point out when new-power models can falter, or where old-power institutions maintain operational advantages. They are not, in other words, tribal, but are clear and expert on the direction of travel.

Read Full Review of New Power: How Power Works in... | See more reviews from Guardian

Reader Rating for New Power
85%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 21 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×