New Power, How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World – and How to Make it Work for You

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New Power, How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World – and How to Make it Work for You

Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms

Anchor; Reprint edition (February 26, 2019), 336 Pages

Summary

This book helps leaders understand how disruptive change occurs and does so in the context of mobility. It makes the claim that the next big social and business revolution will be in moving people from one place to another. Most of these changes will come in urban areas. The wild frontier of this change is happening now, with no clear winners yet emerging. The authors paint a compelling history of how cars shape current societies and how different our future will be when there are fewer of them. They make a powerful case that subscribing to mobility options will be more attractive than owning a car for most people in the coming decades. They trace the way that this disruption is already unfolding.New Power tracks the changes and implications that new forms of community are creating in business, politics, and society. The shift from what the authors call “old power” has created new paradigms for influence. The book provides a detailed description of the two types of power (it should be noted that they don’t believe that “old power” will disappear), how it might be harnessed and utilized, the ways it is being used, and how it will affect our future. The book uses many illustrations, mostly from the business community, and tries to provide practical advice for leaders in navigating change in how power works.

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