The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being In Charge Isn’t What It Used to Be

The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being In Charge Isn’t What It Used to Be


Mark Zuckerberg's inaugural choose for his "Year of Books" problem, The finish of Power updates the very concept of strength for the twenty first century. continual, we all know, is moving: From West to East and North to South, from presidential palaces to public squares, from as soon as bold company behemoths to nimble startups and, slowly yet without doubt, from males to ladies. yet energy isn't really simply dispersing; it's also decaying. these in energy this present day are extra limited in what they could do with it and extra vulnerable to wasting it than ever before.

In The finish of Power, award-winning columnist and previous Foreign Policy editor Moisés Naím illuminates the fight among once-dominant megaplayers and the recent micropowers tough them in each box of human undertaking. Drawing on provocative, unique examine, Naím exhibits how the antiestablishment force of micropowers can topple tyrants, dislodge monopolies, and open awesome new possibilities, however it may also bring about chaos and paralysis. Naím deftly covers the seismic adjustments underway in enterprise, faith, schooling, inside households, and in all concerns of struggle and peace. Examples abound in all walks of existence: In 1977, eighty-nine nations have been governed by way of autocrats whereas this day greater than part the world’s inhabitants lives in democracies. CEO’s are extra restricted and feature shorter tenures than their predecessors. glossy instruments of battle, more cost-effective and extra obtainable, guarantee that teams like Hezbollah to come up with the money for their very own drones. within the moment half 2010, the head ten hedge cash earned greater than the world’s biggest six banks mixed.

Those in strength maintain it via erecting strong boundaries to maintain challengers at bay. this present day, rebel forces dismantle these obstacles extra speedy and simply than ever, merely to discover that they themselves develop into weak within the procedure. during this available and beautiful ebook, Naím bargains a progressive examine the inevitable finish of power—and indicates the way it will swap your world.

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