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The end of power : from boardrooms to battlefields and churches to states, why being in charge isn't what it used to be

Author: Moisés Naím
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2014. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback first published in 2014View all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Moisés Naím
ISBN: 9780465065691 0465065694 9780465031566 0465031560
OCLC Number: 1083795753
Notes: "Hardcover first published in 2013 by Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group."--Verso de la page de titre.
Description: xiii, 306 pages : graphiques ; 21 cm.
Contents: The decay of power --
Making sense of power : how it works and how to keep it --
How power got big : an assumption's unquestioned rise --
How power lost its edge : the more, mobility, and mentality revolutions --
Why are landslides, majorities, and mandates endangered species? : the decay of power in national politics --
Pentagons versus pirates : the decaying power of large armies --
Whose world will it be? Vetoes, resistance, and leaks : or why geopolitics is turning upside down --
Business as unusual : corporate dominance under siege --
Hyper-competition for your soul, heart, and brain --
The decay of power : is the glass half-full or half-empty? --
Power is decaying : so what? what to do?
Responsibility: Moisés Naím.

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"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."--Résumé de l'éditeur.

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