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Transforming Capitalism and Self: From Ego-system to Eco-system Economies

  • Otto Scharmer
  • Katrin Kaufer
Part of the Humanism in Business Series book series (HUBUS)

Abstract

We live in an age of profound disruption. Global crises that are related to finance, food shortages, fuel supplies, water quality, resource scarcity, and poverty challenge almost every society. Yet this disruption also brings the possibility of profound personal, societal, and global renewal. For that renewal to take place, we first need to stop and ask: Why do we collectively create results nobody wants? What keeps us locked into the old ways of operating? And what can we do to transform the root causes that keep us trapped in the patterns of the past?

Keywords

Gross Domestic Product Negative Externality Leadership School Acupuncture Point Open Mind 
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© Otto Scharmer and Katrin Kaufer 2014

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  • Otto Scharmer
  • Katrin Kaufer

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