New Power | Jeremy Heimans | TEDxAmsterdam by TEDx Talks   3 years ago

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The concept of “new power” has been named by CNN as one of “10 ideas to change the world.” Originally laid out as the Big Idea in Harvard Business Review and subsequent TED talk, new power offers a frame to understand the distributed and participatory models that are rising in business, life and society. It contrasts new power with the values and models of the “old power” world – based on the top-down, traditional and command-mindset – and suggests that the battle and the balancing between old and new power will be a defining feature of our lives in the coming years. New power lays out a practical framework for understanding how power is shifting: who has it, how it is shared, and where it is heading.

Jeremy Heimans is co-founder and CEO of Purpose, a home for building 21st century movements and crowd-based social and economic models to tackle the world’s biggest problems. In 2005, he co-founded GetUp, an Australian political organization and internationally recognized social movement phenomenon that today has more members than all of Australia’s political parties combined. And in 2007, Jeremy was a co-founder of Avaaz, the world’s largest online citizens’ movement, now with more than 40 million members.

His work has been profiled in publications like The Economist and The New York Times, and his most recent thinking with Henry Timms on “new power” was featured as the Big Idea in Harvard Business Review, as one of 2014’s top TED talks with more than 1.25m views, and by CNN as one of ten top ideas to change the world in 2015.

Understanding New Power

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