Leading from the Emerging Future
From Ego-System to Eco-System Economies
By Otto Scharmer, Katrin Kaufer
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Final Release Date: July 2013
Pages: 312

We have entered an age of disruption. Financial collapse, climate change, resource depletion, and a growing gap between rich and poor are but a few of the signs. Otto Scharmer and Katrin Kaufer ask, why do we collectively create results nobody wants? Meeting the challenges of this century requires updating our economic logic and operating system from an obsolete “ego-system” focused entirely on the well-being of oneself to an eco-system awareness that emphasizes the well-being of the whole. Filled with real-world examples, this thought-provoking guide presents proven practices for building a new economy that is more resilient, intentional, inclusive, and aware.

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Come to this book with a clear mind. This is probably the most interesting journey I have started from a long time.
Otto Scharmer maps the current problems we are facing in a comprehensive and meaningful way with his Theory U. Many books explain some modern issues, but it's the first one really tackling all of them in an unified way.
And that's not it. After this clear explanation, the author goes further proposing a new way of dealing with the day to day routines and changing the world, more precisely proposing a way to escape this way.
You can read this book with a critical eye, what he would called the Voice of Cynicism of Voice of Fear. If it's your way, do not start it. You can read it with the will to change, the world, your organisation, your home, yourself. Then you may find something useful.

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