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Otto Scharmer

2016 Faculty

Read Otto Scharmer’s latest article Eight Emerging Lessons: From Coronavirus to Climate Action

Within weeks we have accomplished more than years of debates on reducing carbon emissions. And there are vital lessons coming out of Southeast Asia both in terms of tactics that work in managing the spread of coronavirus and the Confucius’ teachings on the power of cultivating inner harmony in order to change the world.


Otto Scharmer is a Mobius Senior Expert, Senior Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and co-founder of the Presencing Institute. At the inaugural Next Practice Institute he shared his transformational efforts linking business, self and society and his pioneering work driving profound systems innovation “from the emerging future”. Dr. Scharmer has written several seminal books including Leading From the Emerging Future, Theory U, and Presence.

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