Sunday, 17 July 2016


A new book is just out on the nature of power:

The Power Paradox

How We Gain and Lose Influence
Influence comes not to those who are ruthless, but to those with social intelligence and empathy. Yet, ironically, the seductions of success lead us to lose those very qualities that made us powerful in the first place. Keltner draws on fascinating case studies to illuminate this 'power paradox', revealing how it shapes not just companies and elections but everyday relationships.

The Power Paradox
The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence: Dacher Keltner: 9781594205248: Books

Here is an excellent overview:
The Power Paradox by Dacher Keltner review – how success triggers self-absorption | Books | The Guardian

And here is the author looking at the 'enduring effect of powerlessness' - which he refers to in his introduction:
Dacher Keltner, Ph.D. - "The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence" (05/19/16) - YouTube

There are plenty of other themes when it comes to 'power':
Jay Doubleyou: don’t think you’re lucky? think again

Jay Doubleyou: power, prison and punishment: the stanford experiment
Jay Doubleyou: the wave: lessons in manipulation
Jay Doubleyou: milgram experiment
Jay Doubleyou: jane elliott - brown eyes vs blue eyes

Jay Doubleyou: positive power and influence
Jay Doubleyou: propaganda, public relations and manufacturing consent

And finally:
Jay Doubleyou: the fall and rise of social democracy?

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