OLD POWER VS NEW POWER

Disruptive change creates winners and losers.  Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms give us a great framework to understand this shift in their "New Power" article in the HBR.

Click  here  to read the article by  Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms.  

Click here to read the article by  Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms.  

 "When you hear people talk about the future, they most often describe a '2.0' world. Education 2.0. Politics 2.0. Media 2.0. This is a small metaphor for a huge change, falsely promising us incremental shifts that are largely to do with technology.

As if tomorrow will just be a digitally enhanced version of yesterday."

We like their insight that a more fundamental and more human transformation is taking place driven by a growing tension between two distinct forces – Old Power and New Power.
"Old Power works like a currency. It is held by few. It is closed, inaccessible, and leader-driven. It downloads. It commands.

New Power works like a current. It is made by many. It is open, participatory, and peer-driven. It uploads. It shares."

 

WHICH POWER MODEL ARE YOU OPERATING WITH?