Why do some leap ahead while others fall back in today’s chaotic, connected world? In New Power: How Power Works in our Hyperconnected World – and How to Make It Work for You (Doubleday, April 2018) Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms reveal the new methods and mindsets that are propelling some leaders and organizations to extraordinary success. They confront the stories of our time–the rise of mega-platforms like Facebook and Uber; the out-of-nowhere victories of Obama and Trump; the unexpected emergence of movements like #MeToo–and reveal what’s really behind them: the rise of “new power.”
The concept of new power was introduced in Harvard Business Review as its “Big Idea” and this was followed by a popular TED talk by Jeremy Heimans, named one of the year’s best by TED editors. Since then, a global community of practitioners has sprung up around these ideas, with everyone from nurses to environmental activists to business leaders like Richard Branson to the French President using the framework to re-frame how they exercise power and encourage participation. CNN has named new power one of the “Top 10 ideas to change the world.”
In this dynamic new program, Timms and Heimans unveil the most essential skills to eectively navigate a “new power” world – where power is now flowing very dierently and new forms of mass participation and mobilization are now possible. Through compelling case studies, and examples from their own work, they demonstrate how organizations who thrived in the “old power” world can transform to these new realities. Their work oers completely new insights into how leaders and organizations can spread ideas, build movements around their products or causes, develop new business models, reimagine their workplac-
es, and lead organizations to success in our radically altered world.