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BLENDED AT WORK Veranderpraktijk 1 How effortlessly Otto Scharmer explains the massive change in education and healthcare through his Theory U... Claus Otto Scharmer is an American economist, Senior Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and co-founder of the Presencing Institute. He chairs the MIT IDEAS program and cofounded the Global Wellbeing Lab. With his colleagues, Scharmer introduced the concept of "presencing" — learning from the emerging future— in his bestselling books "Theory U" and "Presence" (the latter co-authored with Peter Senge et al). In 2015 he received the Jamieson Prize for Excellence in Teaching at MI. “Isn’t there a way to break the patters of the past and tune into our highest future possibilityand to begin to operate from that place?” _C. Otto Scharmer, Theory U 29