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The OWL news this past week — two extraordinary wisdom circles. These are both quite special, so if you didn’t participate live, I invite you to take some time to check out these recordings. You can find it all, video & audio recordings and background information, at the OWL Blog:
Part 1: From Personal Background to Life’s Work|
Part 2: From Alienation to Collective Wisdom
Part 3: Five Conditions for he Emergence of Collective Wisdom
Part 4: How Small Groups Can Change the World
Most famous for his best-selling books Theory U and Presence, Otto Scharmer is now a senior lecturer at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He is co-founder of the Presencing Institute, and the founding chair of the MIT IDEAS Program, that takes leaders from civil society, government and business on a nine month action learning journey in order to co-create profound social innovation in their communities. With the German government and the Gross National Happiness Centre in Bhutan, he co-founded the Global Well-being and Gross National Happiness Lab, which brings together innovative thinkers from developing and industrialized countries to prototype new ways of measuring well-being and social progress. He has worked with governments in Africa, Asia and Europe and led leadership and innovation programs at corporations such as Daimler, Alibaba, ICBC, Eileen Fisher, Google and PwC. His latest book, Leading from the Emerging Future, focuses on transforming business, society, and self.
Through an online course, he has most recently launched U-Lab, a self-organizing platform with 27 thousand innovators from 191 countries who are collaborating with practices of co-sensing and co-creating emerging futures.
Awakin Call Interview
Includes the complete audio recording and transcript excerpts, as well as links for additional background on Otto Scharmer’s work.
Photo, recording, transcript, and all supporting material courtesy of Awakin.org
When you check out the recordings of either or both of these wisdom circles, if you have some reflections, I invite you to share them (in “Comments” at the bottom of each blog post) with the OWL community.
I plan to have updates posted soon for upcoming OWL and ServiceSpace events, on the OWL Wisdom Circle Calendar. In the meantime if you have any events that you’d like to post on the calendar, please let me know.