Shortlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2018.
For most of human history the rules of power were clear: power was something to be seized, and then jealously guarded. Under this 'Old Power' we lived in a world of rulers and subjects.
Now, we all sense that something has changed. From #MeToo to Harvey Weinstein; Corbyn to Trump; from YouTube sensations to darker phenomena such as the emergence of ISIS - in our new hyper-connected world, ideas and movements can spread and flourish with astonishing force and speed.
In New Power, Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms confront the biggest story of our age and trace how New Power is the key to understanding where we are and will prosper in the 21st Century.
Drawing on examples from business, politics, popular culture and social justice, as well as case studies of organisations like LEGO and TED, they explain the forces that are changing the course of our age.
In a world increasingly shaped by New Power, this book will show you how to shape your future.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 575 g
Dimensions: 241 x 159 x 32 mm
'Clever, witty and creative, Henry Timms and Jeremy Heimans are baby-faced wunderkinds of digital activism.' - Decca Aitkenhead, The Guardian
'A vital book. New Power can light a flame bright enough to outshine the glinting fangs and tiki torches' - Russell Brand
'If you want to understand how the world is changing, what's really happening, and how we can all find out way, this book could not be coming at a better time' - Richard Branson
'Power is shifting as never before, so New Power is addressing a vital issue for our times: how to make the voices and choices of all, not just a few, count for something. Plaudits to the authors for their determination to help shape the future.' - David Milliband
'A must-read, New Power is a gift to our movements. It's not just about going viral - it's about connecting millions of people' - Alicia Garza, co-founder, Black Lives Matter
'We all feel like life is spinning out of control, in our lives and in our politics - and it's hard to to know where our power has gone, or how to get it back. This brilliant book is where the answer begins.' - Johann Hari
'A good place to start understanding a world in which you have to 'occupy yourself' before the hashtags start coming for you.' - Miranda Green, The Financial Times
'A window to a whole new world.' - David Brooks, The New York Times
'There is a potent new force to be reckoned with, it is called New Power and it is causing a seismic wave in politics and workplaces.' - Katie Strict, The Evening Standard
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