About The Book
Two visionary thinkers examine the defining issue of our time: how the nature of power has changed, and how this New Power is already shaping our future.
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 Corbyn to trump; from taxis to B&Bs ; 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.
About The Author
Henry Timms is president and CEO of 92nd Street Y, a cultural and community center that creates programs and movements that foster learning and civic engagement. Under his leadership, the 144-year-old institution was named to Fast Company s \"Most Innovative Companies\" list. He is the co-founder of #GivingTuesday, a global philanthropic movement that engages people in close to 100 countries that has generated hundreds of millions of dollars for good causes. He is a Visiting Fellow at Stanford PACS Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society.
Jeremy Heimans is the co-founder and CEO of Purpose, a company specializing in building social movements around the world. In 2005, he co-founded GetUp!, an Australian political organization with more members than all of Australia s political parties combined, and he is a co-founder of the global campaigning organization Avaaz and the LGBT rights platform All Out. He is a recipient of the Ford Foundation s 75th Anniversary Visionary Award for his work as a movement pioneer. He has been named one of Fast Company s Most Creative People in Business.