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Otto Scharmer and Matt Stinchcomb in Conversation

In celebration of 40 years of the Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures, and in anticipation of the October 25, 2020 Lectures with Kali Akuno and George Monbiot, we are highlighting the work of past speakers, asking for updates of their earlier remarks, and inviting them to reflect on current conditions.

On Thursday, September 3 at 2pm Eastern, Otto Scharmer and Matt Stinchcomb engaged in a virtual conversation on Zoom reflecting on their original talks given current political, economic, and social realities, with comments on each other’s work. A question and answer period with participants followed initial presentations.

Past lectures by our speakers include:


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Otto Scharmer

Otto Scharmer is a Senior Lecturer in the MIT Management Sloan School and co-founder of the Presencing Institute. He chairs the MIT IDEAS program for cross-sector innovation and introduced the concept of “presencing”—learning from the emerging future—in his bestselling books Theory U and Presence (the latter co-authored with P. Senge et al). He is co-author … Continued

Matt Stinchcomb

Matt Stinchcomb is the cofounder of The Boatbuilders, a new initiative that provides financial, strategic, and tactical support to organizations, projects, and communities working to build a more resilient future in the Hudson Valley. Prior to this, he was the Executive Director at the Good Work Institute, a nonprofit organization with a mission to cultivate, … Continued

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