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Otto Scharmer

Dr. C. Otto Scharmer is a Senior Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and founding chair of the Presencing Institute. He chairs the MIT IDEAS program, and co-founded the Global Wellbeing and Gross National Happiness (GNH) Lab. He also is a Vice Chair of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on New Leadership Models. He introduced the concept of "presencing"—learning from the emerging future—in his bestselling books Theory U: Leading from the Future as It Emerges (2009) and Presence: Exploring Profound Change in People, Organizations, and Society (2005; co-authored with P. Senge, J. Jaworski, and B. S. Flowers), which have been translated into fifteen languages. His book Leading from the Emerging Future: From Ego-System to Eco-System Economies (co-authored with Katrin Kaufer) applies Theory U to the transformation of business, society, and self. More information about Dr. Scharmer and his work can be found at and

Books by Otto Scharmer :

Rethinking Economics

Lectures and Seminars on World Economics (CW 340-341)
Translated by Peter Clemm
Foreword by Otto Scharmer
Introduction by Christopher Bamford
Preface by Mark Finser