The Stream

How is power changing in a hyperconnected world?

The authors of the book “New Power” explain what it takes to turn a moment into a movement.

“Strength in numbers” is the idea that a group of people has more influence than just  one person—that the collective is stronger as a whole. It’s also one of the guiding principles in “New Power”, a book by authors Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms about the power dynamics in the 21st century.

Heimans and Timms assert there is a new form of power, one that democratises and equalises our ability to create change. It’s what fuels movements like #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter. But not every successful movement is an altruistic one. The “new power” principle can be harnessed by anyone. It’s one of the reasons ISIL and the so-called alt-right movement in the United States have been effective.

So just how is new power reshaping our world and how do you turn a moment into a movement? Heimans and Timms will explain in this episode of The Stream. 


On this episode of The Stream, we speak with:


Jeremy Heimans @jeremyheimans
Co-author, “New Power”

Henry Timms @henrytimms
Co-author, “New Power”

Read more: 
Understanding “New Power” – Harvard Business Review
Reading “New Power” through old power higher ed eyes – Inside Higher Ed 

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