• The End of Power

  • From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being in Charge Isn't What It Used to Be
  • De : Moises Naim
  • Lu par : Moises Naim, Don Hagen
  • Durée : 11 h et 41 min
  • Version intégrale Livre audio
  • Date de publication : 19/03/2013
  • Langue : Anglais
  • Éditeur : Gildan Media, LLC
  • 4 out of 5 stars (1 notation)

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Description

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. As a result, argues award-winning columnist and former Foreign Policy editor Moisés Naím, all leaders have less power than their predecessors, and the potential for upheaval is unprecedented. In The End of Power, Naím illuminates the struggle between once-dominant megaplayers and the new micropowers challenging them in every field of human endeavor. The antiestablishment drive of micropowers can topple tyrants, dislodge monopolies, and open remarkable new opportunities, but it can also lead to chaos and paralysis. Drawing on provocative, original research and a lifetime of experience in global affairs, Naím explains how the end of power is reconfiguring our world.

©2013 Moises Naim (P)2013 Gildan Media LLC

Critiques

"Naím produces a fascinating account of the way states, corporations and traditional interest groups are finding it harder to defend their redoubts.... (He) makes his case with eloquence." ( Financial Times)
"Having served as editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy and the executive director of the World Bank, Naím knows better than most what power on a global scale looks like.... [A] timely, insightful, and eloquent message.” ( Publishers Weekly)

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  • Dan Kaminski
  • 02/06/2015

Here are a bunch of facts from ny times articles

Wow - very overrated book. Bloated overkill of some obvious points. Really felt like it was just throwing a bunch of facts and anecdotes at a wall.

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  • Joan G
  • 10/06/2015

Painful

This book was painfully mind numbing. A waste of money and time. Great topic but story lost in meaningless dribble.

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  • Christopher S Lipsit
  • 18/02/2015

A bit overkill

Extremely interesting concepts explained ad nauseum with far too much data. Perhaps a better read on paper back for easier skimming.

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  • Mike L
  • 17/03/2018

Interesting topic but...

reads like a textbook. The author spends the majority of the time proving his theory through other research and world events and only one chapter talking about what comes after. I understand that I should not just take his word that his theory is correct and he should attempt to prove it, but I felt like the book beat a dead horse after a while. ok you're right let's move on, but apparently there isn't much thought put into after. Still there topic was interesting but the writing style and presentation was boring and long winded at times.

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  • Angelina Grass
  • 17/11/2017

Takes too long to get to “So What”

Most of the book is a collection of research findings on where power is declining. Only the very last chapter was insightful on the “so what”

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  • S. Yates
  • 25/01/2017

Interesting take on the way power has evolved

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A provocative social science book examining what power is and how it has been decaying and becoming more diffuse in modern society. Especially interesting given the American political landscape of gridlock, extreme interest groups, super-PACs, and governmental inefficiency. Naím persuasively and thoughtfully argues his premise, that power has decayed, that even the most powerful individuals and entities are wielding their power less expansively and for shorter periods of time, than at any time in history. His examples throughout the book -- from the ever-shortening tenures of top CEOs, to fringe interest groups making governments "vetocracies", to the competition from charismatic Christian sects to the Catholic Church, to the lowered barriers for entry into a number of businesses -- offer a great deal of food for thought. Naím also mentions Francis Fukuyama's book (Political Order and Political Decay) and that book, combined with this one, is an excellent primer for some of what ails the workings of government. Even if you leave not entirely convinced, the logic and observations alone are helpful.

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  • Omega
  • 27/11/2016

Good theory but redundant

The idea itself is good. But the book is so redundant.

The whole theory is that power acquisition and preservation is different nowadays because of internet, globalization, and easy access to knowledge. It's easier to get access power but also easy to lose it.

The book repeats some ideas several ideas which makes it so boring. I wish he summarized his ideas better.

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  • Kevin A. Kirchgraber
  • 09/09/2016

Good ideas poor narration

The narrator of this book was terrible. I could not listen to him, and ended up reading the book instead. The author, who spoke in the intro, was great and would have been a better choice.

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  • JOSEPH
  • 21/07/2016

Good message but pretty boring

Thought the overall concept was interesting , but definitely boring. Really didn't need to be this long.

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  • gmsmidwest
  • 16/04/2016

I hope we are reading this in getting a BA degree. We all need to be inspired to consider how the world is evolving, and our pla

If I were getting a BA degree I would want to be reading this. Actually, I think even high schoolers would enjoy and profit from this book. It is mostly a very good education, not biased, informative, mind opening.

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  • Julian
  • 09/07/2017

nothing new

Imagine a popular science book that leans towards social sciences, how people work together, political stuff and the like. No need to get more specific, because this book covers it all. Everywhere traditional power is in decline as things become more diversified - more players, more issues, more constraints.
And there it stops. No attempt whatsoever to explain this trend. All the reasons mentioned are highly dependent on the respective topic. If you follow the news and have a general understanding of how the world works this book contains new information only in so far, as the examples are of course way more detailed than a normal person would know.
I bought this book, because I assumed the author would present an overarching theory a bit more detailed and scientific than "well, it's just because everything gets more complex." - but no, this book is nothing but and endless list of examples. I can that can be insightful and entertaining in its own right, but definitely not what I expected/wanted.