Rules for Revolutionaries

  • by Becky Bond, Zack Exley
  • Narrated by Tia Rider Sorensen
  • 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Lessons from the groundbreaking grassroots campaign that helped launch a new political revolution.
Rules for Revolutionaries is a bold challenge to the political establishment and the "rules" that govern campaign strategy.
It tells the story of a breakthrough experiment conducted on the fringes of the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign: A technology-driven team empowered volunteers to build and manage the infrastructure to make 75 million calls, launch eight million text messages, and hold more than 100,000 public meetings - in an effort to put Bernie Sanders's insurgent campaign over the top.
Bond and Exley, digital iconoclasts who have been reshaping the way politics is practiced in America for two decades, have identified 22 rules of "Big Organizing" that can be used to drive social change movements of any kind. And they tell the inside story of one of the most amazing grassroots political campaigns ever run.
Fast-paced, provocative, and profound, Rules for Revolutionaries stands as a liberating challenge to the low expectations and small thinking that dominates too many advocacy, non-profit, and campaigning organizations - and points the way forward to a future where political revolution is truly possible.

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Incredibly inspiring

This book has great stories of a historic campaign as well as guidelines for building a massive volunteer workforce as well as managing people effectively. Top notch!
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- Scott Alan Thompson Jr

Get inspired to I rganize BIG

22 rules to inspire drive voluntary campaigns.

My favorite rules:

1. You Won’t Get a Revolution If You Don’t Ask for One
6. The Work Is Distributed. The Plan Is Centralized
9. Fight the Tyranny of the Annoying
10. Give Away Your Passwords !
11. Don’t Let the Perfect Be the Enemy of the Big
12. Learn the Basics of Good Management
14. Grow Complexity by Solving Problems as They Arise
16. Best Practices Become Worst Practices

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- Jakob Sand Kirk

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-09-2017
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing