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Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, Emeritus


While Obama was hardly the first American politician to use the Internet, he was the most effective in using new technology to raise money from small donors, energize and coordinate volunteers, and convey his messages directly to voters. Now he is faced with the question of how to use networks to govern....In a networked world, leadership is more like being in the middle of the circle and attracting others than being "king of the mountain" and issuing orders to subordinates down below.


Nye, Jr., Joseph S. "Networked Leaders." Guatemala Times, March 10, 2009.