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The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States,…

by Moisés Naím

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This is why I don't have any real hope for these Climate Talks ( )
  Baku-X | Jan 10, 2017 |
Li a versão em Português, editada pela Gradiva

É um texto útil para a reflexão do impacto que a sociedade em rede provoca na forma como nos organizamos e como as nossas instituições gerem a sua influência e poder.

A ideia força é a de que as formas tradicionais de poder estão em decadência e que tal exige de cada um de nós e das nossas organizações, formas de acomodar a transformação de modo a nos afastarmos do resultado dessa decadência e perda de influência de quem regulava o mundo.

Útil, mas assustador, pois reflete essencialmente nos efeitos de vazio de poder e na forma como é possível documentar no nosso tempo, os resultados desta perda. Sem no entanto proporcionar caminhos e formas mais do que alertar para a necessidade de se refletir sobre o próprio poder.

Como refere no início do último capitulo (o 11): "A primeira e, talvez, mais importante implicação deste livro é a necessidade urgente de mudar a forma como pensamos e falamos sobre poder."
Este é também o amago do livro, que merece uma leitura atenta. ( )
  lbgouveia | May 17, 2016 |
Rating 2.75

Read this because of zuckerburg book club. This book was nothing over the top mind blowing. I thought parts were quite redundant. I think the whole book could be summed up with , not that ideas and information can pass faster and easier than ever before in history. Things that used to have power do not have the same power they did because people can find new ideas and new ways of marketing and selling products. ( )
  JWarrenBenton | Jan 4, 2016 |
Rating 2.75

Read this because of zuckerburg book club. This book was nothing over the top mind blowing. I thought parts were quite redundant. I think the whole book could be summed up with , not that ideas and information can pass faster and easier than ever before in history. Things that used to have power do not have the same power they did because people can find new ideas and new ways of marketing and selling products. ( )
  JWarrenBenton | Jan 4, 2016 |
He’s convinced me—he writes about some things I have noticed and wondered about and his examples are taken not only from the US but from around the world, not only from politics but from business, finance, religion, and other spheres. This is a big picture look at a rapidly changing dynamic that is usually only considered from narrower perspectives. This book places you in the same uncomfortable place as consideration of global warming, the implications of DNA mapping of individuals, and increasing reliance on social media for information—I see it happening, I need to think about it, too little is understood and rationally discussed about the future implications of these changes. But this book gives you a framework for an awareness of these changes, and he does provide some ideas for how to recognize and counteract any negative effects of these power structure alterations. Stop focusing on rankings, as they seldom can predict power any more, make life harder for the “terrible simplifiers” (that catchphrase deserves to be a hashtag if anything does!), bring trust back and strengthen political parties. You may disagree with some things—but since finishing I have thought of it often, he has touched a nerve. ( )
  ehousewright | Jan 22, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0465031560, Hardcover)

We know that power is shifting: From West to East and North to South, from presidential palaces to public squares, from once formidable corporate behemoths to nimble startups and, slowly but surely, from men to women. But power is not merely shifting and dispersing. It is also decaying. Those in power today are more constrained in what they can do with it and more at risk of losing it than ever before.

In The End of Power, award-winning columnist and former Foreign Policy editor Moisés Naím illuminates the struggle between once-dominant megaplayers and the new micropowers challenging them in every field of human endeavor. Drawing on provocative, original research, Naím shows how the antiestablishment drive of micropowers can topple tyrants, dislodge monopolies, and open remarkable new opportunities, but it can also lead to chaos and paralysis. Naím deftly covers the seismic changes underway in business, religion, education, within families, and in all matters of war and peace. Examples abound in all walks of life: In 1977, eighty-nine countries were ruled by autocrats while today more than half the world’s population lives in democracies. CEO’s are more constrained and have shorter tenures than their predecessors. Modern tools of war, cheaper and more accessible, make it possible for groups like Hezbollah to afford their own drones. In the second half of 2010, the top ten hedge funds earned more than the world’s largest six banks combined.

Those in power retain it by erecting powerful barriers to keep challengers at bay. Today, insurgent forces dismantle those barriers more quickly and easily than ever, only to find that they themselves become vulnerable in the process. Accessible and captivating, Naím offers a revolutionary look at the inevitable end of power—and how it will change your world.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:14:38 -0400)

"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. In The End of Power, award-winning columnist and former Foreign Policy editor Moises Naim illuminates the struggle between once-dominant megaplayers and the new micropowers challenging them in every field of human endeavor. Drawing on provacative, original research and a lifetime of experience in global affairs, Naim explains how the end of power is reconfiguring our world"--… (more)

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