Disruptive Power

The first part begins with Disruptive Power, tracing the development of the modern state, which began as a mechanism for centralizing and exercising power ...

Disruptive Power

Author: Taylor Owen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199363889

Page: 256

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Anonymous. WikiLeaks. The Syrian Electronic Army. Edward Snowden. Bitcoin. The Arab Spring. Digital communication technologies have thrust the calculus of global political power into a period of unprecedented complexity. In every aspect of international affairs, digitally enabled actors are changing the way the world works and disrupting the institutions that once held a monopoly on power. No area is immune: humanitarianism, war, diplomacy, finance, activism, or journalism. In each, the government departments, international organizations and corporations who for a century were in charge, are being challenged by a new breed of international actor. Online, networked and decentralized, these new actors are innovating, for both good and ill, in the austere world of foreign policy. They are representative of a wide range of 21st century global actors and a new form of 21st century power: disruptive power. In Disruptive Power, Taylor Owen provides a sweeping look at the way that digital technologies are shaking up the workings of the institutions that have traditionally controlled international affairs. The nation state system and the subsequent multinational system were founded on and have long functioned through a concentration of power in the state. Owen looks at the tools that a wide range of new actors are using to increasingly control international affairs, and how their rise changes the way we understand and act in the world. He considers the bar for success in international digital action and the negative consequences of a radically decentralized international system. What new institutions will be needed to moderate the new power structures and ensure accountability? And how can governments and corporations act to promote positive behavior in a world of disruptive innovation? Owen takes on these questions and more in this probing and sober look at the frontier of international affairs, in a world enabled by information technology and increasingly led by disruptive innovators. With cutting edge analysis of the fast-changing relationship between the declining state and increasingly powerful non-state actors, Disruptive Power is the essential road map for navigating a networked world.

Disruptive Power

After the Nazi rise to power, Raml searched the Neumann home, clashed with Neumann's father over international visitors, and wrote several reports depicting ...

Disruptive Power

Author: Michael E. O’Sullivan

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1487503431

Page: 344

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Disruptive Power examines a surprising revival of faith in Catholic miracles in Germany from the 1920s to the 1960s. The book follows the dramatic stigmata of Therese Neumann of Konnersreuth and her powerful circle of followers that included theologians, Cardinals, politicians, journalists, monarchists, anti-fascists, and everyday pilgrims. Disruptive Power explores how this and other similar groups negotiated the precariousness of the Weimar Republic, the repression of the Third Reich, and the dynamic early years of the Federal Republic. Analyzing a network of rebellious traditionalists, O'Sullivan illustrates the divisions that characterized the German Catholic minority as they endured the tumultuous era of the world wars. Analyzing material from archives in Germany and the United States, Michael E. O'Sullivan investigates the unsanctioned but very popular visions in several rural towns after World War II, providing micro-histories that illuminate the impact of mystical faith on religiosity, politics, and gender norms.

The Disruptive Power of Online Education

As MOOCs rise to make more sense to students, their disruptive power would become more tangible. This, however, will take some time and will only be ...

The Disruptive Power of Online Education

Author: Andreas Altmann

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787543277

Page: 232

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This book explores how higher education institutions across the globe respond to the disruptive changes triggered by online technologies. Contributions address transformations regarding program design, business models and pedagogical interventions in a digital teaching environment.

Disrupt Yourself

But this is a skill set that needs to be learned. Disrupt Yourself will help people cope with the unpredictability of disruption, and use it to their competitive advantage"--

Disrupt Yourself

Author: Whitney Johnson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781629560526

Page: 208

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Are you a high potential charting your course within your current organization, a leader trying to jumpstart innovative thinking in your company? Or are you ready to do something new? Consider this simple yet powerful idea: disruptive companies and ideas upend markets by doing something truly different - they see a need, an empty space waiting to be filled, and they dare to create something for which a market may not yet exist. An expert in driving innovation via personal disruption, Whitney Johnson, will help you understand how the frameworks of disruptive innovation can apply to you: if you want to be successful in unexpected ways, follow your own disruptive path. Dare to innovate. Dream big dreams. Do something astonishing. Disrupt yourself. In this book, you will learn how to apply these frameworks to building a business, career - and you. We are living in an era of accelerating disruption - those who can manage the S-curve waves of learning and maxing out will have a competitive advantage. But this is a skill set that needs to be learned. Disrupt Yourself will help people cope with the unpredictability of disruption, and use it to their competitive advantage.

Business Innovation and Disruptive Technology

Business Innovation and Disruptive Technology: Harnessing the Power of Breakthrough Technology for Competitive Advantage shows you how to profit from the next technological revolution.

Business Innovation and Disruptive Technology

Author: Nicholas D. Evans

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0130473979

Page: 214

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Business Innovation and Disruptive Technology: Harnessing the Power of Breakthrough Technology for Competitive Advantage shows you how to profit from the next technological revolution. Nicholas D. Evans explains how to discover powerfully disruptive technologies more quickly, evaluate them more accurately, and implement them more profitably. He presents business-focused introductions to rapidly maturing technologies such as Web services, real-time computing, and P2P, then previews crucial trends like "software as a service," as well as next-generation technologies such as grid computing, electronic tagging, and location-based services.

The Disruptive Power Grace

You most likely always associate grace with beauty, tenderness and harmony, but in this enthralling memoir grace takes on a whole new, disruptive dimension.Written with the unmistakable conviction of a firsthand witness and beneficiary, The ...

The Disruptive Power Grace

Author: Bola Crown

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ISBN: 9781944652906

Page: 88

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GRACE LIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE! You most likely always associate grace with beauty, tenderness and harmony, but in this enthralling memoir grace takes on a whole new, disruptive dimension.Written with the unmistakable conviction of a firsthand witness and beneficiary, The Disruptive Power of Grace chronicles the profound ways in which grace interrupted, reconfigured, and rewrote the narrative of the author's life in her education, health, career and relationships.This book is gripping from the very start. It is an instant read-through that will not only keep you engrossed, but also enlightened, encouraged, empowered and, most importantly, expectant of the disruptive interventions of grace in every area of your life!

Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation

This is a technology-based disruption reminiscent of how the cell phone, Internet, and personal computer swept away industries such as landline telephony, publishing, and mainframe computers.

Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation

Author: Tony Seba

Publisher: Tony Seba

ISBN: 0692210539

Page: 290

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The industrial age of energy and transportation will be over by 2030. Maybe before. Exponentially improving technologies such as solar, electric vehicles, and autonomous (self-driving) cars will disrupt and sweep away the energy and transportation industries as we know it. The same Silicon Valley ecosystem that created bit-based technologies that have disrupted atom-based industries is now creating bit- and electron-based technologies that will disrupt atom-based energy industries. Clean Disruption projections (based on technology cost curves, business model innovation as well as product innovation) show that by 2030: - All new energy will be provided by solar or wind. - All new mass-market vehicles will be electric. - All of these vehicles will be autonomous (self-driving) or semi-autonomous. - The new car market will shrink by 80%. - Even assuming that EVs don't kill the gasoline car by 2030, the self-driving car will shrink the new car market by 80%. - Gasoline will be obsolete. Nuclear is already obsolete. - Up to 80% of highways will be redundant. - Up to 80% of parking spaces will be redundant. - The concept of individual car ownership will be obsolete. - The Car Insurance industry will be disrupted. The Stone Age did not end because we ran out of rocks. It ended because a disruptive technology ushered in the Bronze Age. The era of centralized, command-and-control, extraction-resource-based energy sources (oil, gas, coal and nuclear) will not end because we run out of petroleum, natural gas, coal, or uranium. It will end because these energy sources, the business models they employ, and the products that sustain them will be disrupted by superior technologies, product architectures, and business models. This is a technology-based disruption reminiscent of how the cell phone, Internet, and personal computer swept away industries such as landline telephony, publishing, and mainframe computers. Just like those technology disruptions flipped the architecture of information and brought abundant, cheap and participatory information, the clean disruption will flip the architecture of energy and bring abundant, cheap and participatory energy. Just like those previous technology disruptions, the Clean Disruption is inevitable and it will be swift.

The Energy Disruption Triangle

This book will inform and instruct people from all walks of life, including policymakers, who need to get behind these changes." —John Hofmeister, Founder and CEO, Citizens for Affordable Energy, Former President, Shell Oil Company "With ...

The Energy Disruption Triangle

Author: David C. Fessler

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 1119347114

Page: 384

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A real-world guide for adapting to the new energy era The Energy Disruption Triangle is a treatise on the energy revolution’s real-world impacts, and a handbook for anyone looking to weather the storm. Three major technologies are already changing the energy paradigm: solar energy, electric vehicles, and energy storage. As technology continues to evolve and become more accessible to the masses, the nation’s energy habits will experience a dramatic upheaval; this book provides actionable guidance to help you adapt. We are already in the beginning stages of this black swan event, and most people don’t know what’s coming—but it will come much sooner and much faster than anyone thinks. This book reveals the revolution happening right before our eyes, and shows you how to thrive in this new era. Learn how our energy supplies—and usage—are changing Understand why energy storage matters, and how the technology is evolving Explore the history and future of groundbreaking energy technologies Delve into the disruption of the U.S. energy supply, and the possibility of energy independence Rapidly advancing battery technology is boosting energy storage for homeowners, utilities, and electric vehicle manufacturers, stranding fossil fuels in the ground due to the high price of extraction relative to cost-effective sources such as solar and wind. Traditional energy sources are being phased out, and our nation has come to a fork in the road: uphold the status quo and allow our energy supply to be disrupted, or adapt and advance to a state of total energy independence. The Energy Disruption Triangle explores the state of U.S. energy from source to consumer, and provides insight into the three sectors that are changing the world.

Civil Leadership as the Future of Leadership

This totally transforms the media landscape, public opinion, political debate, and the roles of industry and the state toward citizens.Using multiple examples from across the globe, this book explores, analyzes and defines this revolution, ...

Civil Leadership as the Future of Leadership

Author: Steven De Waal

Publisher: Warden Press

ISBN: 9789492004710

Page: 256

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Our societies, institutions and social fabric are currently in the early stages of the third revolution of humanity, the Digital Civil Revolution. Disruption is not restricted to markets. The same technologies that cause and fuel it are giving citizens more knowledge and information, more public and political influence, and tools to organize themselves and so to disrupt politics, democracy and public services. This totally transforms the media landscape, public opinion, political debate, and the roles of industry and the state toward citizens.Using multiple examples from across the globe, this book explores, analyzes and defines this revolution, its impact, the underlying technology and trends, as well as the special kind of civil leadership needed to harness this new citizen power that is disrupting the public domain.Steven P.M. de Waal, PhD, is a strategic consultant, entrepreneur and chairman of multiple non-executive boards. He combines his extensive experience in the boardroom with research and academic reflection. Dr. De Waal's writing focuses on strategic thinking, practical wisdom for executives and social entrepreneurship. He has published several books and many articles, and he has given numerous interviews and lectures for an executive audience. His dissertation (2014) conceptualized civil leadership and researched civil leaders' values patterns in the different private-sector contexts. He launched one of the first think tanks in the Netherlands, Public SPACE (www.publicspace.eu), which aims to develop strategies for the common good.

Peer to peer

Experts discuss the future of peer-to-peer computing, harvesting information, Internet as operating system, cutting-edge technologies, content distribution, resource allocation, metadata, performance, gateways, and security.

Peer to peer

Author: Andrew Oram

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 059600110X

Page: 432

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Experts discuss the future of peer-to-peer computing, harvesting information, Internet as operating system, cutting-edge technologies, content distribution, resource allocation, metadata, performance, gateways, and security.

The quarterly journal of science

Much attention has recently been given to mining - powder , with a view to increase its disruptive power , and produce it at a cheaper rate .

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The Journal of Science

... to increase its disruptive power , and produce it at a cheaper rate . ... by dampirg mining powder with nitroglycerine its explosive power is trebled ...

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Disruptive Power in American Discourse

Historical writings about the late sixties suggest that American society at that time could be summarized by several social characteristics - conditions which in combination provided an enabling platform for a perfect "power" storm of 1968, ...

Disruptive Power in American Discourse

Author: Robert Brescia

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9783838375908

Page: 300

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Historical writings about the late sixties suggest that American society at that time could be summarized by several social characteristics - conditions which in combination provided an enabling platform for a perfect "power" storm of 1968, characterized by 1) social alienation, 2) crisis- oriented ideology and discourse. 3) Sequential and proximate series of direct power confrontations and, 4) increased national and global media effect. An historical analysis of the effect of power within verbal discourse during the much publicized, turbulent events surrounding the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago and the subsequent five-month trial of the Chicago Seven in 1969-1970 is presented. The historical narrative and analysis of the events and trial of the Chicago Seven supports conclusions regarding the type, amplitude, and effect of power-in-language. The study's findings pertain to the historical participants of 1968-1970 but the conclusions offer reason to believe that newer ideas concerning social power should be considered that may refine or redefine classic power notions of industrial era U.S. society.

The Popular Science Monthly

When this elongation begins , the disruptive energy rapidly increases in virtue ... the real disruptive power exerted on the satellite is just double that ...

The Popular Science Monthly

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