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Undercurrents

Channeling Outrage to Spark Practical Activism

Improve your knowledge of the ways global trends shape activism with this insightful volume that will supercharge your impact on communities and organizations


Undercurrents: Channeling Outrage to Spark Practical Activism brings the perspective of experienced global social innovation leader, scholar and speaker, Steve Davis, to bear on some of the most powerful and helpful macrotrends rippling through society today. Les mer
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Improve your knowledge of the ways global trends shape activism with this insightful volume that will supercharge your impact on communities and organizations


Undercurrents: Channeling Outrage to Spark Practical Activism brings the perspective of experienced global social innovation leader, scholar and speaker, Steve Davis, to bear on some of the most powerful and helpful macrotrends rippling through society today.


The book teaches readers how to harness their outrage and capitalize on global trends to instigate and encourage change across the world. The author identifies five global undercurrents with outsized importance that are shaping our world:





Global economies are moving away from the old pyramid model into a diamond, bringing powerful new possibilities for human well-being;

Communities are becoming the customer - rather than passive beneficiaries - as social change is increasingly led by local voices and activists;

Equity is leveling and reshaping the field of social change and activism;

Digital disruption, through the power of data and digital tools, impacts almost everything; and

The middle of the journey to social change is becoming surprisingly sexy, as we focus on adapting innovation for widespread impact at scale.



The book's lessons are supported throughout by stories, experiences, data and observations from across the globe. Undercurrents is perfect for activists and leaders of all kinds who aim to increase their impact on their organizations and the world at large, as well as the intellectually curious who hope to increase their understanding of the changing world around them.

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Foreword ix


Introduction: From Outrage to Activism 1


Chapter 1 Reading the Water: Undercurrents Powering My Journey in Practical Activism 15


Chapter 2 Pyramid to Diamond: How Human Progress is Reshaping the Activist's Agenda 33


Chapter 3 Communities Are the Customers: How Activists Must Heed the Voices and Demands of Communities 55


Chapter 4 Leveling the Field: Activism through the Lens of Equity 79


Chapter 5 Digital Disruption: How Activists Must Harness New Technologies to Change the World 97


Chapter 6 The Surprisingly Sexy Middle: Crossing the Valleys of Death to Scale Innovation 117


Chapter 7 The Undercurrents Ripple and Converge: Practical Activists Navigating New Waters 145


Chapter 8 Catching Your Current: All of Us Can Change the World 163


Appendix A: Notes and Further Reading 169


Appendix B: Organizations Mentioned in This Book 181


Acknowledgments 185


Special Thanks 187


About the Author 189


Index 191

Om forfatteren

STEVE DAVIS is a lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Business and was former CEO of PATH, a global health innovation non-profit. With degrees from Princeton University, the University of Washington, and Columbia Law School, he formerly served as CEO of Corbis, a digital media pioneer, and as the director of social innovation at McKinsey & Co., a global consultancy. He advises many organizations, and frequently speaks and writes, about the intersection of innovation, technology, and social impact. He lives with his family in Seattle, Washington.