The uses and abuses of power have long fascinated humanity. Power struggles are a staple of the daily news and of countless novels, films and television shows. But as social scientists Julie Battilana and Tiziana Casciaro point out, people harbor many misconceptions about the nature of power and how to attain it. In this thought-provoking account, the authors argue that power accrues to whoever controls access to the resources that a society values.
About the Authors
Julie Battilana is a professor of organizational behavior and social innovation at the Harvard Business School and the Harvard Kennedy School. Tiziana Casciaro is a professor of organizational behavior at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.