power


The danger of a single story

Jay is the only African in his classroom. Regardless of his background, this made him automatically representative of all Africans. His family left South Africa only a few years ago but Jay’s life hasn’t changed much since then. He goes to school, plays soccer in the afternoon, helps at home, […]


The power of the situation

We tend to be pretty convinced that we have a unique kind of character. When we hear about others’ behavior, we are inclined to think things like “Why doesn’t she act differently?” or “I would never do that.” We are convinced that the observed behavior shows a certain kind of […]


Social Media

The power of social media

Lately, I have found myself reflecting a lot on how I perceive social media, how I use it and how much potential it actually has. I don’t know if it’s just me, but when it comes to social media, I’ve been getting a kind of negative vibe for some time […]


Talk of the week: The co-founder of Avaaz about new ways of activism – and business

Jeremy Heimans, the co-founder of Avaaz which is a platform to launch and share political campaigns, shares in this lively talk how the power balance in the world is shifting what new power is and isn’t what new power means for organizations and business and how old power is pushing back.