The End of Power by Moisés Naím audiobook

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

By Moisés Naím
Read by Don Hagen

Gildan Media, Gildan Audio 9780465031566
11.63 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
  • $35.00

    ISBN: 9781469031200

We know that power is shifting: From west to east and northto south, from presidential palaces to public squares, from once formidablecorporate behemoths to nimble startups and, slowly but surely, from men towomen. But power is not merely shifting and dispersing. It is also decaying. Thosein power today are more constrained in what they can do with it and more atrisk of losing it than ever before. In The End of Power,award-winning columnist and former ForeignPolicy editor Moises Naim illuminates the struggle between once-dominant megaplayersand the new micropowers challenging them in every field of human endeavor.Drawing on provocative, original research, Naim shows how the antiestablishmentdrive of micropowers can topple tyrants, dislodge monopolies, and openremarkable new opportunities, but it can also lead to chaos and paralysis. Hedeftly covers the seismic changes underway in business, religion, education,within families, and in all matters of war and peace. Examples abound in allwalks of life: In 1977, eighty-nine countries were ruled by autocrats whiletoday more than half the world’s population lives in democracies. Majorbusiness leaders are more constrained and have shorter tenures than theirpredecessors. Modern tools of war, cheaper and more accessible, make itpossible for groups like Hezbollah to afford their own drones. In the secondhalf of 2010, the top ten hedge funds earned more than the world’s largest sixbanks combined. Those in power retain it by erecting powerful barriers tokeep challengers at bay. Today, insurgent forces dismantle those barriers morequickly and easily than ever, only to find that they themselves becomevulnerable in the process. Accessible and captivating, Naim offers arevolutionary look at the inevitable end of power—and how it will change yourworld.

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Summary

Summary

A Washington Post bestseller

A 2013 Washington Post Notable Book

A 2013 Financial Times Best Book of the Year

We know that power is shifting: From west to east and northto south, from presidential palaces to public squares, from once formidablecorporate behemoths to nimble startups and, slowly but surely, from men towomen. But power is not merely shifting and dispersing. It is also decaying. Thosein power today are more constrained in what they can do with it and more atrisk of losing it than ever before.

In The End of Power,award-winning columnist and former ForeignPolicy editor Moises Naim illuminates the struggle between once-dominant megaplayersand the new micropowers challenging them in every field of human endeavor.Drawing on provocative, original research, Naim shows how the antiestablishmentdrive of micropowers can topple tyrants, dislodge monopolies, and openremarkable new opportunities, but it can also lead to chaos and paralysis. Hedeftly covers the seismic changes underway in business, religion, education,within families, and in all matters of war and peace. Examples abound in allwalks of life: In 1977, eighty-nine countries were ruled by autocrats whiletoday more than half the world’s population lives in democracies. Majorbusiness leaders are more constrained and have shorter tenures than theirpredecessors. Modern tools of war, cheaper and more accessible, make itpossible for groups like Hezbollah to afford their own drones. In the secondhalf of 2010, the top ten hedge funds earned more than the world’s largest sixbanks combined.

Those in power retain it by erecting powerful barriers tokeep challengers at bay. Today, insurgent forces dismantle those barriers morequickly and easily than ever, only to find that they themselves becomevulnerable in the process. Accessible and captivating, Naim offers arevolutionary look at the inevitable end of power—and how it will change yourworld.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The End of Power will change the way you read the news, the way you think about politics, and the way you look at the world.” Bill Clinton
“Moises Naim is one of the most trenchant observers of the global scene. In The End of Power, he offers a fascinating new perspective…[He] forces us to rethink both how our world has changed and how we need to respond.” Francis Fukuyama, political scientist and New York Times bestselling author of The Origins of Political Order
“All those who have power—or want it—should read this book.” Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former president of Brazil
“After you read The End of Power you will see the world through different eyes. Moises Naim provides a compelling and original perspective on the surprising new ways power is acquired, used, and lost—and how these changes affect our daily lives.” Arianna Huffington, owner of Huffington Post
“Analytically sophisticated…Naim’s highly original, interdisciplinary meditation on the degeneration of international power…makes a truly important contribution.” New York Times
“Naím is a courageous writer who seeks to dissect big subjects in new ways.” Wall Street Journal 
“This fascinating book…should provoke a debate about how to govern the world when more and more people are in charge.” Foreign Affairs
“Naim produces a fascinating account of the way states, corporations, and traditional interest groups are finding it harder to defend their redoubts……[Naim] makes his case with eloquence.” Financial Times
“Naim knows better than most what power on a global scale looks like…. [A] timely, insightful, and eloquent message.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A timely and timeless book.” Booklist
“A data-packed, intriguing analysis.” Kirkus Reviews
“[An] extraordinary new book…Readers will gain a new understanding of why power has become easier to acquire and harder to exercise. The End of Power will spark intense and important debate worldwide.” George Soros, chairman of Soros Fund Management

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Author Bio: Moisés Naím

Author Bio: Moisés Naím

Moisés Naím is a scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and an internationally syndicated columnist. For more than a decade he was the editor in chief of Foreign Policy magazine and under his leadership, the magazine was relaunched, won the National Magazine award for General Excellence three times, and became one of the world’s most influential publications in international affairs. He also served as Venezuela’s Minister of Industry and Trade and as executive director of the World Bank. He holds a PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and lives in Washington, DC.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 11.63
Audience: Adult
Language: English