New Power

How Businesses Thrive, Movements Build, and Ideas Catch Fire in Our Hyperconnected World
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Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: DD36012
Released: Apr 03, 2018
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ISBN: #9780525531807
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NOW 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 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.


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New Power
Product Number: BX00069524
Product Number:Z100127170
Product Number:DD36012

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Narrator(s): Andrew Fallaize
Product Number Z100127170
Released: Apr 03, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780525531838
Product Number EB00706539
Released: Apr 03, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: #9780385541121

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"Narrating this timely guide to new-age and old-world paradigms for social change, Andrew Fallaize provides a pitch-perfect performance with its own blend of new and old. As he reads with an effective Australian accent, you can hear his British theater roots alongside his youthful enthusiasm for the power revolution going on today. The authors, both activists, point to a variety of realms to explain old and new influence, such as the differences between the top-down communication of print newspapers and the reciprocal exchanges common to online news outlets like BuzzFeed. With examples of viral movements like Black Lives Matter and the unlikely groundswell of new voters who elected our last two presidents, this audio is a timely lesson on how to use all forms of collective influence when effecting social change. T.W. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"