Articles

April 1st, 2016

SImon Johnson: The Quiet Coup. In: The Atlantic. May 2009.

October 6th, 2015

David Nee & Curtis Ogden I SSIR I 30th September 2015

"An authoritative stance to decision-making is incompatible with the widespread learning that is the beating heart of collaboration."

September 15th, 2015

Justin Gillis I New York Times I 11th September, 2015

New study finds burning all the world's fossil fuels could result in sea level rise of 200 feet. "To be blunt: If we burn it all, we melt it all."

September 8th, 2015

Otto Scharmer I Huffington Post I 7th September, 2015

"The crisis and breakdown of our larger systems are actually a phenomenal opportunity to renew and update our old bodies of rules and regulations to be more fluid and in sync with the actual situation on the ground."

September 6th, 2015

Simon Johnson I The Atlantic I May 2009 Issue

A classic that Otto often uses in his on-campus MIT U.Lab course. "The crash has laid bare many unpleasant truths about the United States. One of the most alarming, says a former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, is that the finance industry has effectively captured our government—a state of affairs that more typically describes emerging markets, and is at the center of many emerging-market crises. If the IMF’s staff could speak freely about the U.S., it would tell us what it tells all countries in this situation: recovery will fail unless we break the financial oligarchy that is blocking essential reform. And if we are to prevent a true depression, we’re running out of time." 

August 26th, 2015

Naomi Klein I The Nation I 16th September, 2014

"As the furthest-reaching crisis created by the extractivist worldview, and one that puts humanity on a firm and unyielding deadline, climate change can be the force—the grand push—that will bring together all of these still-living movements: a rushing river fed by countless streams, gathering collective force to finally reach the sea."

August 26th, 2015

Conscious Company Magazine I Summer 2015

Eileen is a pioneer of sustainability in the fashion industry, and also a close friend of the Presencing Institute. In Week 5, we'll post an interview she did with the U.Lab team. This article appeared earlier this year in Conscious Company Magazine. "A few years ago, I got involved in the Gross National Happiness project with Otto Scharmer. I ended up going to Bhutan and the Amazon and started really thinking about purpose - my own purpose and the company’s purpose."