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New business models such as Airbnb and Uber have emerged and disrupted entire industries. Political activist Jeremy Heimans analyzes these same paradigms in the social and political arenas. He examines the rise of “new power,” describes its potential and pitfalls, and calls for leaders to employ new power to realize positive change. getAbstract recommends Heimans’s talk to activists seeking to harness new power for their causes.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How “new power” is shaking the foundations of “old-power” structures,
  • How new power can facilitate positive change and
  • Why new power could simply become the new old power.

About the Speaker

Political activist Jeremy Heimans co-founded Purpose, which campaigns for social and economic change.



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