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Otto Scharmer

Senior Lecturer at MIT

Areas of expertise

  • Tri-Sector Collaboration
  • Action Learning
  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation

About Me

Otto is a Senior Lecturer at MIT, a Thousand Talents Program Professor at Tsinghua University, and co-founder of the Presencing Institute. He also chairs the MIT IDEAS program for cross-innovation in China and Indonesia. Otto introduced the concept of “presencing” —learning from the emerging future — in his bestselling books Theory U and Presence (the latter co-authored). His new book Leading From the Emerging Future: From Ego-system to Eco-system Economies (co-authored with K. Kaufer) applies mindfulness onto the transformation of business, society, and self.

Courses and Programs taught by Otto Scharmer