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9781119669234

Undercurrents Channeling Outrage to Spark Practical Activism

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    9781119669234

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    1119669235

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2020-10-06
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Improve your knowledge of the ways global trends shape activism with this insightful volume that will supercharge your impact on communities and organizations

Undercurrents: Channeling Outrage to Spark Practical Activism brings the perspective of experienced global social innovation leader, scholar and speaker, Steve Davis, to bear on some of the most powerful and helpful macrotrends rippling through society today.

The book teaches readers how to harness their outrage and capitalize on global trends to instigate and encourage change across the world. The author identifies five global undercurrents with outsized importance that are shaping our world:

  • Global economies are moving away from the old pyramid model into a diamond, bringing powerful new possibilities for human well-being;
  • Communities are becoming the customer – rather than passive beneficiaries - as social change is increasingly led by local voices and activists;
  • Equity is leveling and reshaping the field of social change and activism;
  • Digital disruption, through the power of data and digital tools, impacts almost everything; and
  • The middle of the journey to social change is becoming surprisingly sexy, as we focus on adapting innovation for widespread impact at scale.
The book’s lessons are supported throughout by stories, experiences, data and observations from across the globe. Undercurrents is perfect for activists and leaders of all kinds who aim to increase their impact on their organizations and the world at large, as well as the intellectually curious who hope to increase their understanding of the changing world around them.

 

Author Biography

STEVE DAVIS is a lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Business and was former CEO of PATH, a global health innovation non-profit. With degrees from Princeton University, the University of Washington, and Columbia Law School, he formerly served as CEO of Corbis, a digital media pioneer, and as the director of social innovation at McKinsey & Co., a global consultancy. He advises many organizations, and frequently speaks and writes, about the intersection of innovation, technology, and social impact. He lives with his family in Seattle, Washington.

Table of Contents

Foreword [to come]

Acknowledgments

Introduction: From Outrage to Activism

Chapter 1:  Reading the Water

Chapter 2:  Pyramid to Diamond

Chapter 3:  Communities Are the Customers

Chapter 4:  Leveling the Field

Chapter 5:  Digital Disruption

Chapter 6: The Surprisingly Sexy Middle

Chapter 7: The Undercurrents Ripple and Converge

Chapter 8: Catching Your Current

Appendix A: Notes and Further Reading

Appendix B: Organizations Mentioned in This Book

About the Author

Index

 

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