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By Scott Sherman (Ph.D., University of Michigan) He is a faculty member at the University of California, Los Angeles. He founded The Transformative Action Institute.
“I had originally been asking: How does David conquer Goliath? How do people overcome the world’s largest corporations and governments?
But what I found was that the military metaphor blinded me from the truth: The way people succeeded was not adversarial at all. Instead of fighting the power, they leveraged the power of corporations and governments to work for a better future. As Lincoln once noted, the best way to eliminate your enemy is to make him your friend.
These winning strategies I have come to call “transformative action.” In therest of this article, I will give a brief overview of how transformative action works.”