Power is shifting - from large, stable armies to loose bands of insurgents, from corporate leviathans to nimble start-ups, and from presidential palaces to public squares. But power is also changing, becoming harder to use and easier to lose. As a result, argues award-winning columnist and former Foreign Policy editor Moisés Naím, all leaders have less power than their predecessors, and the potential for upheaval is unprecedented. In The End of Power, Naím illuminates the struggle between once-dominant megaplayers and the new micropowers challenging them in every field of human endeavor. The antiestablishment drive of micropowers can topple tyrants, dislodge monopolies, and open remarkable new opportunities, but it can also lead to chaos and paralysis. Drawing on provocative, original research and a lifetime of experience in global affairs, Naím explains how the end of power is reconfiguring our world.
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"Naím produces a fascinating account of the way states, corporations and traditional interest groups are finding it harder to defend their redoubts.... (He) makes his case with eloquence." (Financial Times)
"Having served as editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy and the executive director of the World Bank, Naím knows better than most what power on a global scale looks like.... [A] timely, insightful, and eloquent message.” (Publishers Weekly)
The story is very fluid and moves at a constant pace. Even from chapter to chapter it was difficult to find places to stop I managed to get through the complete book in four days.
As there are many different charters in the book it is hard to pin point.
Personal experiance and a wide ranging knowledge of the subject matter give the depth and width to the subject without creating confusion.the personal touch at the beginning of the book also reinforces this fact.
I don't think the title needs to be changed it is as it says the end of power you could remix this but I don't think it is not needed.
I thought this was a wonderful book and I would look forward to a possible follow up. It would be interesting for the author to maybe look into where power after degrading ends up and if there is a possible growth. Through out history civilisations and power bases have either collapsed or feather out into obscurity, however even with the complexity of our modern society there is still a possibility that some one or something will rise up and become a power in its own right. I think it is currently difficult to predict this but that it will eventually happen. With the authours knowledge it would make for an interting follow up. And I will be the first to get a copy!
PMP, PMI-ACP, CISSP, CBCP
Well worth the listen/read. Great insight for any leader, manager, or other professional who must manage change in a dynamic world. good for those who are studying Leadership. Relevant underscoring timeless dynamics applicable anytime and anywhere.
It covered briefly the history of power in business, politics, and religion
How power as been impacted by the more, mobility, and mentality revolutions.
Narration was decent. I was hoping that the Arthur, Moises Naim, would not narrate because his accent would distract from the book.
No extreme reactions but I was happy that the book gave a review of how businesses operate.
I have been exposed to most of the ideas already but Naim brought them together and clarified elements I was not familiar with. A great read that sweeps across a range of environments where power is changing.
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