New Power

Jeremy Heimans

2018 Long-listed

Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year

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Macmillan

9781509814190
336
Synopsis

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.

In the media
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

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 NYT bestsellers The Alliance and The Startup of You.