“We have a manual for the strategy of conflict; my book is a manual for the strategy of connection — and not just in foreign policy. I see a world of networks, from terrorist and criminal networks to civic and business networks… Learning the ways of webcraft and managing networks strategically are essential for solving global crises and effectively getting things done.”
In The Chessboard & the Web, Anne-Marie Slaughter rethinks grand strategy and leadership for a networked world. Publishers Weekly called it a “paradigm-changing book.”
Who is connected, how they are connected, and whether those connections are properly cultivated and managed are vital to success in business and politics.
Using network science, Dr. Slaughter explains 10 basic principles for creating networks that work for various purposes, with examples drawn from foreign policy, business, civic activism, and education. She lays out the nature of power in networks and discusses the 5 components of network leadership.
Anne-Marie Slaughter was described as “an innovative and prolific scholar” by Foreign Policy and named one of the magazine’s Top 100 Global Thinkers four years in a row. A former Princeton University foreign policy expert and top official at the U.S. State Department, Slaughter continues to develop cutting-edge solutions for domestic and global challenges, from cyber security to healthcare. The President and CEO of the public policy institute New America, Slaughter writes a monthly column for The Financial Times.