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#11 Sharing some things that I've Read, Heard & Seen

What I’ve read

New power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World--And How to Make It Work for You by Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms. I picked up this book from my next big idea book club, An explanation of how movements build, businesses thrive and ideas catch fire, revealing how engaging masses of people is being used for both positive and negative objectives in politics, advertising, activism and more. With loads of case studies that range from #blacklivesmatter, the ice bucket challenge boaty mcboatface as well as the study of organisations such as Lego, NASA, Reddit, and TED. The book was also covered in the Harvard business review which gives a really good overview of some of the techniques and models that they uncover which makes new power communities work and how they fuse with the wider world…

What I’ve heard

One of my most favourite podcasts – Revisionist history by Malcolm Gladwell is back for its third season. In each episode he revisits moments in history that are often overlooked or misinterpreted and with his highly engaging style gives a unique perspective. If you’re looking for somewhere to start I’d recommend episode 3 from the current season – free Brian Williams – a fascinating look into the story of the NBC news anchor Brian Williams told a war story on national television, but it wasn’t true…

What I’ve seen

The heart-warming story of Austin Hatch – an account of perseverance and strength

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