In her talk at TEDxGeorgetown ‘Power and Ecosystems of Change’, Ann Pendleton Jullian discusses changes in the distribution of power as societies move into a more networked era.

She uses David Ronfelt’s TIMN(Tribes,Institutions,Markets,Networks) framework to discuss the challenges of transitioning from a Triformist Era to a networked Quadriformist Era.

In the Triformist era the guiding Meta-Narrative of society is top down, passed from Goverments and institutions to the people. This power is disrupted in the emerging Quadriformist era as the power of networks amplifies micro-narratives from below, empowering more and more people to participate in informing and shaping what that Meta-Narrative the great story of our times should be.