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U.Lab: Transforming Business, Society, and Self | MITx on edX | About Video

we live in an age of profound disruption where something is ending and dying and something else is wanting to be born what's ending and dying is a civilization that's built on a mindset of maximum me of bigger is better and of special interest group driven decision making that has led us into a state of organized irresponsibility what's being born is less clear it's a future that requires us to connect with the deeper level of our humanity to discover who we really are and who we want to be as a society how can we build the capacity to sense and actualize a future that we feel is possible we know is possible but that isn't quite there yet that question is at the very heart of this course I'm Otto Sharma a senior lecturer at MIT and I will be facilitating you journey through you lab transforming business society and self guiding our approach will be a method that is based on sensing connecting to our deeper sources of knowing and action learning while the method itself is view many of its principles have been known by changemakers for generations in fact in the Western world you can trace some of its foundations to this place Walden Pond just outside of Boston here is where Henry David Thoreau came in order to connect to the deeper essence of what his life and work was about think about the influence that his writing had on social movements around the world what all these movements share is an understanding that two really profoundly change the world requires us to connect to our emerging self and in order to discover who you really are you need to go out into the world many people say for the talk about change it rarely ever happens but in my lifetime I have seen tectonic shifts several times I saw it when the Berlin Wall came down in 1989 I saw it when the apartheid system in South Africa collapsed and we witnessed the peaceful transition into the post apartheid era and I'm seeing it now with the rise of China as that center of gravity of the world economy has been shifting from the west to east asia and yet I believe that the most significant disruptive change of our generation is yet to come it has to do with the transformation of capitalism itself the transformation of capitalism depends on our ability to reshape how we connect to each other to the system and to ourselves so join us in youlab transforming business society and self you

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10 thoughts on “U.Lab: Transforming Business, Society, and Self | MITx on edX | About Video

  1. I still watch this a couple a times each month just to get the goosebumps and stay clear on my mission to build a better world. I have now joined the Institute for Evolutionary Leadership in Oakland to dig deeper into Leadership and the Theory U framework 🙂

  2. Is there a chance to re-open the course in self-paced version? Or can I find a materials form the course in any other place in the internet? I'll really appreciate it. Thank you in advance for your answer.

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  5. How beautiful the word can be.
    Happiness can be the instrument to measure our life quality.
    Social benefits will come.
    Where people are more benevolent and friendly.

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