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Episode 2.12 - Core Kylie (yes, Minogue) & Fax Machine Diplomacy (Jeremy Heimans)

Why Here

What were you doing at the tender age of eight? While most of us were busying ourselves with My Little Pony and Lego sets, Australian-born Jeremy Heimans was focused on things a bit headier. His childhood obsessions were nuclear non-proliferation and global poverty. He even tried to stop Desert Storm (with a fax machine). Nowadays he's a globally known activist and movement builder, whose work has literally touched all of your lives.  On this week's episode of Why Here, Jeremy sits down with hosts Benton Whitley and Tristan McAllister to discuss all of this and how his Lebanese and Jewish heritage has shaped the way he's taken on the biggest racial, social, economic and environmental issues of our time.

59mins

12 Mar 2021

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Jeremy Heimans - New Power: The shift from currency to currents, and viral to vital

Inside Influence

Greetings everyone, my name is Julie Masters and welcome to another episode of Inside Influence. In which I delve into the minds of some of the world’s most fascinating influencers – or experts in influence - to get to the bottom of what it really takes to own your voice - and then amplify it to drive an industry, a conversation, a movement or a nation. _________________________________________________________________________ Now, it’s a pretty reliable fact of life that new will always replace old. New ideas, new approaches, new ways of thinking and communicating, new tech, new platforms; new music.  However nostalgic you feel about the old, the new will usually get you eventually. But who’s heard of the phrase New Power? Well, whether you’ve heard of it or not there’s a pretty high chance that New Power has influenced your life in some way. Anything from riding an Uber or booking an AirBnB through to contributing to the MeToo or the Extinction Rebellion Movements - all these things fall under the banner of New Power.   So what is New Power? Well, unlike old power which is traditionally driven by command and control, New Power is an open, collaborative and usually tech driven force. And if used correctly, New Power is probably the most influential tool on the planet today. The fact that in under a year – from the age of 15 to 16 - Greta Thunberg can go from protesting alone outside Parliament – to mobilising millions of people in protest around the world… is testament to that. So how do we harness this New Power and make it work for our businesses, our organisations or our beliefs? Step forward my guest for this episode: Jeremy Heimans - entrepreneur, political activist and author of the book: ‘New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World - and How to Make It Work for You.’ Not unlike Greta, Jeremy started his activism young; aged 8 in fact, and by the age of 12, his first steps into New Power involved trying to stop the Gulf War - armed only with a fax machine. History may have had different plans there, but un-phased Jeremy went on to form GetUp; an Australian political organisation. Following its success, in 2007 he went on to co-found Avaaz.org, an online activist network that now has over forty million members across the globe.  Two years later and now based in New York - he co-founded Purpose; a social impact agency working alongside brands like Google, Starbucks and the World Health Organisation. Developing the strategies, campaigns an tech to thrive in a new world. A world fuelled by currents of attention rather than currency – and letting go of control rather than tightening your grip. If, like me, that sounds in equal parts terrifying and exciting. Stay curious. New Power isn’t coming. It’s already woven deep into the fabric of all our lives. In this episode we jump into… ●      The four vital things to consider before launching a new movement, vision or community.●      What every organisation needs to learn from the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement – including why you should occupy yourself before you get occupied.●      How to reach the people you’re targeting - and once you get to them - how to set off the spark that drives them to participate.●      How New Power is enabled by more than just tech; yes the tech has changed, but alongside it so have we…●      And most importantly, how old power still has a place in this brave new world – which parts of structure and control we need to hold onto (like seeing actual Dr’s rather than self-diagnosing on internet forums at 2am – cue me hanging my head in shame) and how to apply them in a world where the power now belongs in the hands of the many – rather than the few As I’m recording this intro we’re deep into the COVID-19 pandemic – over 1.6 million cases and climbing. Thinking back to this interview, and now knowing the world we’re launching it into. It’s interesting to reflect on how relevant understanding new power has become. Any leader that now needs to motivate and harness the collective power of their teams remotely – needs New Power. Any organisation that previously relied on face-to-face interaction and now needs to pivot into engaging or creating online communities – has to understand New Power. Anyone isolated, struggling with loneliness and leaning on the support of online communities of friends or the likeminded – is grateful for New Power. The government itself, as it tries to spread community awareness and participation in reducing the spread of the virus – is banking on New Power. We may have felt we had more time to understand and try to consciously and responsibly harness this new force. But maybe we don’t. Maybe this is the moment. The pivot point when New Power finally comes into its own. On that note, I’ll leave you to sit back, or head out for your blissful 30 minutes of the outside world - and enjoy my conversation with the force of nature who is Jeremy Heimans. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

58mins

14 Apr 2020

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047: Jeremy Heimans - Perspectives on New Power and Purpose

The Impossible Network

Guest Overview Jeremy Heimans - a child activist, a McKinsey strategist, founder of social movement agency Purpose, TED speaker, and co-author of NY Times bestseller New Power is this week’s guest We start with Australian born Jeremy reflecting on how the combination of his immigrant parent's backstory and his voracious interest in politics led him to become a globe-trotting child activist at age eight. We discuss how this nontraditional upbringing helped him develop skills most children would not, the profound effect on his character development, his idealism and the impact on his life trajectory.He explains his decision to study at Harvard and work as a strategic consultant at McKinsey were examples of him using institutional power without being institutionalized.Jeremy Heimans explains the early origins of his movement-building in Australia - the political activation movement to challenge the status quo, Get Up. Subsequently, he then dives into why he formed Purpose - a social impact business that builds movements and uses the power of participation to affect positive change in the world. Jeremy goes on to discuss the principles underpinning his best selling book New Power and we discuss how these new power values and dynamics are being used by both New Power and Old Power institutions. I hope you are stimulated by the insights, vision, and purpose of Jeremy Heimans.  What we discuss His early upbringingBecoming a child activistHis parent's impactHow he built his first movement GetUpWhat he gained from studying at HarvardThe value of working at McKinseyForming social movement activation agency Purpose How Purpose is structured and operatesHow its Labs workWriting the book New Power Old power defined - used as a currency New Power defined - works like a current How the world is evolving and embracing both sets of valuesHow serendipity affected his journeyCuriosity and the creation of the new Spotting gaps and starting things His quick-fire answers Social Links Purpose AgencyTwitter TEDLinkedinLinks in the show David Madden GetUpPurpose,New Power - How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World - and How to Make it Work for You.ACLU New Power HBR  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

45mins

29 Oct 2019

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047: Jeremy Heimans - Perspectives on New Power and Purpose

The Impossible Network

Guest Overview Jeremy Heimans - a child activist, a McKinsey strategist, founder of social movement agency Purpose, TED speaker, and co-author of NY Times bestseller New Power is this week’s guest We start with Australian born Jeremy reflecting on how the combination of his immigrant parent's backstory and his voracious interest in politics led him to become a globe-trotting child activist at age eight. We discuss how this nontraditional upbringing helped him develop skills most children would not, the profound effect on his character development, his idealism and the impact on his life trajectory.He explains his decision to study at Harvard and work as a strategic consultant at McKinsey were examples of him using institutional power without being institutionalized.Jeremy Heimans explains the early origins of his movement-building in Australia - the political activation movement to challenge the status quo, Get Up. Subsequently, he then dives into why he formed Purpose - a social impact business that builds movements and uses the power of participation to affect positive change in the world. Jeremy goes on to discuss the principles underpinning his best selling book New Power and we discuss how these new power values and dynamics are being used by both New Power and Old Power institutions. I hope you are stimulated by the insights, vision, and purpose of Jeremy Heimans.  What we discuss His early upbringingBecoming a child activistHis parent's impactHow he built his first movement GetUpWhat he gained from studying at HarvardThe value of working at McKinseyForming social movement activation agency Purpose How Purpose is structured and operatesHow its Labs workWriting the book New Power Old power defined - used as a currency New Power defined - works like a current How the world is evolving and embracing both sets of valuesHow serendipity affected his journeyCuriosity and the creation of the new Spotting gaps and starting things His quick-fire answers Social Links Purpose AgencyTwitter TEDLinkedinLinks in the show David Madden GetUpPurpose,New Power - How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World - and How to Make it Work for You.ACLU New Power HBR  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

45mins

29 Oct 2019

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Jeremy Heimans - ChangeMaker chat

ChangeMakers

Jeremy Heimans is a digital social movement entrepreneur and the key figure behind cutting edge social change organisations like GetUp, Avaaz and Purpose.  We talk about his journey, and themes from his new book with Henry Timms, called New Power - How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World - and How to Make it Work for You.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

42mins

19 Aug 2019

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1160: Jeremy Heimans: New Power, How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World

Creating Wealth Real Estate Investing & Income Property

Jason Hartman starts today's show with a bit of a rant. We're in a world where many "gurus" are just sales people who bring you in, promise you the world, then hand you off to low paid people who simply read a script to you. We have to demand better than that.Then Jason talks with Jeremy Heimans, co-founder and CEO of Purpose and author of New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World - and How to Make It Work for You, about how movements are started in today's world, why you're seeing power concentrated more and more, and getting more buy in from your audience.Key Takeaways:[3:20] People don't want to be processed[6:40] One of the best, weird compliments Jason's ever received from one of his clients[8:28] Plan your vacations with Jason, next event is coming up in MayJeremy Heimans Interview:[12:46] Old power vs new power[17:34] How do you start a movement?[24:44] We're seeing more and more concentrations of power even when we thought it was decentralized[29:04] How much equity are companies giving to their supporters?Website:www.JasonHartman.com/Cruise www.ThisIsNewPower.com

32mins

31 Mar 2019

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Plugged & Unplanned 3.3 - Jeremy Heimans

The Booktopia Podcast

It's another week of our Plugged & Unplanned podcast with CEO Tony Nash! We're thrilled that Jeremy Heimans is back to join us for his third and final week.Lagging behind on our episodes? Just in case you are, here's a little run down! Jeremy Heimans is the co-founder and CEO of Purpose, a company devoted to building and supporting movements to advance the fight for an open, just, and habitable world. He is also the co-author of New Power, a book that looks at how power works in our hyperconnected world and how to make it work for you.This week Jeremy shares some anecdotes about how politicians and business leaders have harnessed New Power to take control of their story. The key to harnessing New Power is to own your own story - like a current politician in the USA who decided to release details of his sexual history before they could be used to create a scandal. By putting his story out there in his own terms he was able to control how he was perceived and circumvented a scandal that had the potential to damage his political career.The message is this: learn how to embrace New Power and make a stand for your own values, be bold about what you believe in and worry less about offending people!Books mentioned in this podcast:New Power by Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms —> bit.ly/2CqwlKPHost: Tony NashGuest: Jeremy Heimans

21mins

18 Jan 2019

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Plugged & Unplanned 3.1 - Jeremy Heimans

The Booktopia Podcast

Welcome back to another week of Plugged and Unplanned!This week Tony Nash talks with Jeremy Heimans, co-founder and CEO of Purpose, a company devoted to building and supporting movements to advance the fight for an open, just, and habitable world.Jeremy is also one of the authors of New Power, a book that takes a fascinating look at how power has changed with the rise of the internet and the ease of connectivity in the modern world.Tony and Jeremy discuss not only how the world has changed but how power has changed with it. They also chat about the old models of power, which saw the few hoarding power which was generally acquired through money and privilege.In contrast, this idea of 'New Power' involves harnessing the power of the many and working collaboratively to encourage change. Using the analogy of video games, Jeremy likens old power to Tetris and New Power to Minecraft.Books mentioned in this podcast:New Power by Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms —> https://bit.ly/2CqwlKPHost: Tony NashGuest: Jeremy Heimans

22mins

20 Dec 2018

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The shifting power dynamics in modern politics with Purpose's Jeremy Heimans

The Great Battlefield

Jeremy Heimans joins The Great Battlefield to discuss his work building and supporting movements as the Co-Founder and CEO of Purpose. He also shares with us his thoughts about shifting power dynamics in modern politics, as detailed in his book, New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World - and How to Make It Work for You. | Episode 236

36mins

12 Dec 2018

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ComNet18 Keynote: Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms, Co-Authors of New Power

CommsCast

ComNet18 Keynote: Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms, Co-Authors of New Power by The Communications Network

46mins

25 Oct 2018

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