Who better to break down the patriarchy and how to cross the bridge into a new more egalitarian world than a man who was surprised by what he learned from the World Economic Forum? If you are a man that loves to be mansplaned on how to keep power in a time that women for the first time have a voice- this book is for you! Ask not what the feminine source of energy and healing can do for you, ask how you can try to keep the power that keeps you away from the full expression of your human endeavor. If you want to stay set up for no change but need flashcards that make you feel that your lack of real curiosity in power dynamics can be manspainable, this is a great way to waste your precious time on Earth. Enjoy!
Adam Grant is not a revolutionary intuitive thinker. Nothing about his ideas or perspectives are ground breaking. I follow Adam Grant only to keep him on my radar, to see what the fake gurus are spewing out these days. Some of his articles are disturbing in their lack of depth and insight into the human mind.
The first chapter was okay until it took a political turn. The ideas are very one sided and does not address any of the down sides to his views. Plus, what is up with the interview/boring documentary style of old people talking old people expressing their political agendas, music playing and transitional sound affects. Made it feel very out dated and nearly died of boredom listening to this book all the way.
I wish I can get my money back since I purchased this book on audible.
Adam Grant's new audible opens a door for a power conversation which this country is waiting for so long. It is not as thorough or in-depth as his other book but rather a collection of his interviews with "powerful men and women" in Davos regarding what power is in our new age and what we should deal with it. It consists of major areas of powers, such as women power, team power, robot power etc and each topic is illustrated by some "powerful" people and concluded by some power tips by Adam. For some, it might seem quite simple and shallow, but for me, it is more like a prelude to a real conversation in our society about different powers.
This week, I finished "Power Moves: Lessons from Davos" by Adam Grant. It was an enlightening book to me professionally as it explored the different structures of power that motivate people and that shape organizations. The book was not really about how to become or be powerful, but rather to understand how power functions and the impacts made as it operates - both good and bad. I found the book insightful and will likely listen to it again. I would recommend it highly to any leader.
I found this work, like Adam Grant's other work, to be coherent, persuasive, and relevant. In Power Moves, he interviews several of the humanistic thinkers among the population. True to form, an early and important chapter is devoted to Powerful Women. The chapters on Teams and Culture Change are useful to anyone in leadership, and the chapter on Robots/AI was fascinating. I recommended this one to family, peers, and clients, just as I recommended his earlier work to them.
I really enjoyed Power Moves though it was lamentably short. As with all Adam Grant books, Power Moves discusses a range of topics that impact business as well as society as a whole. Givers vs Takers is one of these themes as are gender biases. Via interviews and case studies, Adam Grant's books always provide a lot of insight as well as useful suggestions as to how to best navigate the work and non work world. Very enjoyable and thought provoking.
Adam Grant comes across as approachable and open to learning. What he offers here is access to some of the most powerful people in the world, who themselves are shown to be approachable and open to learning. Chapter 3, titled Powerful Women, is brilliant. I listened to it twice before I had even finished the rest of the book. Overall a really great listen. Well done.