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u.lab 1x Leading From the Emerging Future

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(Music) We live in an age of profound disruption where something is ending and dying and something else is wanting to be born. What's ending and dying is a civilization that's built on a mindset of maximum me, of bigger is better and of special interest group driven decision making that has led us into a state of organized irresponsibility. What's being born is less clear. It's a future that requires us to connect with the deeper level of humanity to discover who we really are and who we want to be as a society. How can we build the capacity to sense and actualize a future that we feel is possible we know is possible but that isn't quite there yet. That question is at the very heart of this course. (Music) I am Otto Scharmer, Senior Lecturer at MIT, and I will be facilitating your journey through U.Lab. Transforming Business, Society, and Self Guiding our approach will be a method that is based on sensing connecting to our deeper sources of knowing and action learning. While the method itself is new many of its principles have been known by change makers for generations. In fact, in the Western world, you can trace some of its foundations to this place: Walden Pond, just outside of Boston. Here is where Henry David Thoreau came in order to connect to the deeper essence what his life and world was about. Think about the influence that his writing had on social movements around the world. What all these movements share is an understanding that to really profoundly change the world requires us to connect to our emerging Self. And in order to discover who you really are you need to go out into the world. Many people say all the talk about change it really ever happens. But in my lifetime I have seen tectonic shifts several times. I saw it when the Berlin Wall down in 1989, I saw it when the Apartheid system in South Africa collapsed and we witnessed the peaceful transition into the post-Apartheid era. And I am seeing it now with the rise of China as that center of gravity of the world economy has been shifting from the West to East Asia. And yet, I believe that the most significant disruptive change of our generation is yet to come. It has to do with the transformation of capitalism itself. The transformation of capitalism depends on our ability to reshape how we connect to each other, to the system, and to ourselves. So join us in 'U.Lab - Transforming Business, Society, and Self'. (Music)

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Duration: 3 minutes and 36 seconds
Year: 2015
Country: United States
Language: English
License: Dotsub - Standard License
Genre: Trailer
Producer: Presencing Institute
Director: Adam Yukelson
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Posted by: ralflippold on Nov 11, 2015

u.lab 1x Leading From the Emerging Future

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