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

Category: Book
By (author): Heimans, Jeremy
By (author): Timms, Henry
Subject:  BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
  COMPUTERS / Web / Social Networking
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Media & Internet
Awards: Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award (2018) Short-listed
Publisher: Knopf Random Vintage Canada
Published: February 2019
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 8.00in x 5.18in
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From The Publisher*In this indispensable guide to navigating the twenty-first century, two visionary thinkers reveal the unexpected ways in which "new power" is reshaping politics, business, and life. And also how to make new power work for you.

What is new power? It's Black Lives Matter, it's the Ice Bucket Challenge, it's Airbnb, it's Uber and Lyft. As they did in their immensely influential TED talk, Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms show the strength of new power and contrast it to "old power," the foundations of which are rapidly crumbling in the face of technology and our ubiquitous connectivity.
     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 anyone can build new power and channel it successfully. 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.
Review Quote*"Every once in a while, a book opens up your mind. Like walking from a dark room into the sunshine. New Power did that for me. It has recalibrated my thinking. A must-read." -Terry O'Reilly, author of This I Know

"Viral-born digital communities are revolutionizing social movements-the speed and reach of our connected platforms has truly generated a New Power. Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms's new book provides a thought-provoking roadmap for the conversations we need to have regarding how to use-and ultimately who has control of the channels of-this New Power. It's an absolute must-read as we navigate this new world order." -Kirstine Stewart, author of Our Turn

"Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms's book on new power could not be coming at a better time. With hyperconnectivity enabling new forms of leadership and mobilization, this book challenges all of us to think about the values we hold and how we can all be part of building a more open, equitable, and participatory world." -Richard Branson
"The networked age has revolutionized the way the public engages with institutions and organizations. New Power is an essential and extremely insightful guide for anyone who wants to maximize the opportunities for progress and impact in today's new tightly connected world." -Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and co-author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Alliance and The Startup of You
"The nature and use of power is changing rapidly, distributing broadly in unexpected channels. New Power provides the practical tools to help us all understand this shift. 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." -Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist
"Social media is more than selfies and lolcats-it's a powerful tool for transforming the world. This wonderful book shows how you can unleash that power." -Kevin Ashton, author of How to Fly a Horse and coiner of the term "The Internet of Things"

"New Power by Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms [is] a nifty guide to the twenty-first century that is genuinely new. Instead of one more catchy way of describing how the world works, they have written a manifesto for organising that world with more humanity and purpose." -The National
Biographical NoteJEREMY HEIMANS is the co-founder and CEO of Purpose, a company specializing in building social movements. In 2005, he co-founded GetUp, an Australian political organization with more members than all of Australia's politicalparties combined. He was named one of Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business in 2012. HENRY TIMMS is executive director of 92nd Street Y. In 2011 he founded #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that is still going strong. In 2014 he was named the NonProfit Times Influencer of the Year, and in 2015 one of Crain's New York Business's "40 Under 40."