C. Otto Scharmer

C. Otto Scharmer

Dr. C. Otto Scharmer is a Senior Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the founding chair of ELIAS (Emerging Leaders for Innovation Across Sectors), an innovation platform that links twenty leading global institutions across the three sectors of business, government, and civil society, in order to prototype profound system innovations for a more sustainable world. He also is a visiting professor at the Center for Innovation and Knowledge Research, Helsinki School of Economics, and the founding chair of the Presencing Institute. Scharmer has consulted with global companies, international institutions, and cross-sector change initiatives in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. He has co-designed and delivered award-winning leadership programs for client organizations including DaimlerChrysler, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Fujitsu.

He is the author of numerous articles and books, including Theory U: Leading from the Future as It Emerges, published through SoL Press (to order the book: www.theoryu.com) and Presence: An Exploration of Profound Change in People, Organizations, and Society (2005), co-authored with Peter Senge, Joseph Jaworski, and Betty Sue Flowers. More information about Scharmer and his work can be found at: www.ottoscharmer.com.

Ten Economic Insights of Rudolf Steiner

Article

Here is a short ten-point guide that outlines some key ideas Steiner developed. All ten ideas seem to me to be more pertinent and necessary today than they already were ninety years ago.


Collective Trauma and Our Emerging Future 

Conversation

When we talk about the current situation in the 21st century, one of the few things most people would agree on is that, yes, we do live in an age of disruption. That means the future is going to be different from the past.


Seven Acupuncture Points for Shifting Capitalism to Create a Regenerative Ecosystem Economy

Article

This paper explores the underlying system of thought that has led to our current economic, ecological, social, and spiritual crisis and proposes new ideas and leverage points for a green, inclusive, and intentional ecosystem economy.