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The student organising a mass global protest, inspiring millions to take action.
The successful brewery giving customers the opportunity to become co-producers.
A school achieving great academic outcomes because of its commitment to diversity.
A co-operative empowering communities to generate renewable energy.
What do they have in common?
These are ordinary people working together to drive fundamental change in all aspect of our society, rooted in a communal desire to make the world a better place. Their strength and influence doesn’t come from authority, money or power – instead they make things happen by getting the right minds together to collaborate.
Global thought leader and author David Price takes us behind the scenes of some of the world’s most innovative organisations – from BrewDog to Patagonia - harnessing the power of collaboration and diverse thinking to effect real change, and demonstrates what we can learn from them. He also looks at our communal response to big societal upheaval, especially around the coronavirus pandemic and shows how these developments can lead to radical change.
Thought-provoking and incisive, The Power of Us is an urgent call for leaders, teams and individuals to challenge the status quo. It offers a practical toolkit of ideas to show us how we can foster our own cultures of co-creators – from the bottom up rather than from the top down - to transform our lives and rebuild a better world for the future.
The Power of Us will appeal to fans of Matthew Syed, Angela Duckworth, Simon Sinek and Malcolm Gladwell.
Read what everyone is saying about David Price:
‘[An] important book that advances our understanding of innovation beyond the narrow definition of products and services, and beyond capitalism, to an existential imperative… [David Price delivers] clarity of thought in such an artful and entertaining way that you cannot put this book down.’ Annalie Killian, sparks & honey
‘Every so often a voice, a comment, a song, a thought captures it but rarely do you feel it in an entire book. The Power of Us is a book of our time, moving onward, to better, is going to require new levels of collaboration, of community, of common cause and purpose. This insightful book will inspire you, drive you and ultimately connect us all.’ Dr Richard Gerver, speaker, author and educator
‘Brilliantly engaging, enriching and entertaining… Essential reading. David provides a clarity of thinking that empowers the reader to see a preferred future of a better world where insights become actionable at a local level and where whatever challenges we might face, we can figure it out if we work together. A brilliant read. If you only read one book this year, make it this one.’ Jamie Smith, CEO C-Learning
‘From every perspective Open will open your mind to some of the real implications of digital technologies for how we live and learn in the 21st century. With an engaging wit and a clear mind Dave Price casts a penetrating light on how the new dynamics of digital culture are transforming not only how we work and play but how we think, feel and learn.’ Sir Ken Robinson, New York Times bestselling author and most watched TED speaker of all time
‘Open is an incisive and highly readable analysis…It looks at how the mass collaboration made possible by the internet has transformed the way we live, work and learn. Very strongly recommended.’ Lord David Puttnam
‘Open is a tour de force that is by turns inspiring, shocking, highly entertaining, but above all practical.’ Mark Stevenson, author of An Optimists Tour Of The Future and We Do Things Differently