This Maestro Conference is now over, but we invite you to
download the audio recording of the event:

Dec 8/2014 Maestro Conference: New Narrative for a New Economy

60min, 29MB MP3 file (open in iTunes, Windows Media or similar)


Shaping a New Narrative for a New Economy

A conversation with
David Korten and Otto Scharmer

December 8, 2014, 11:30am – 1:00pm (PST)

What role does narrative play in shaping economic life? How must the current narrative change if we are to have a viable human future and an economy that works for all, including Living Earth our home and source of nurture? What will it take to discover and establish a new narrative in the public mind? If this is an exploration you are interested in please join us!

We invite you to join a MaestroConference conversation with two visionary thinkers,
David Korten and Otto Scharmer, whose current books challenge the foundational assumptions of established economic thought and call for a dramatic restructuring of our economic narrative and institutions. (All you will need is your phone to join this conversation. You will not need to be on a computer!)

The conversation will be hosted by master convener and gifted facilitator, Charles Holmes. Attendees on the call will have a chance to discuss their views in small groups and field questions to David and Otto.

David has graciously provided the first chapter of his new book Change the Story, Change the Future as a special preview for participants.
Download the preview

David Korten

David Korten

is the author of the forthcoming Change the Story, Change the Future: A Living Economy for a Living Earth, co-founder/chair of YES! Magazine, co-chair of the New Economy Working Group, founder/president of the Living Economies Forum, and a former Harvard Business School professor. His earlier books include When Corporations Rule the World, The Great Turning and Agenda for a New Economy.

Otto Scharmer

Otto Scharmer

is the author of Leading from the Emerging Future: From Ego-System to Eco-System Economics, American economist, senior lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Business, founding chair of the Presencing Institute, and co-founder of the Global Well-being and Gross National Happiness Lab. His earlier books include Theory U: Leading from the Future as it Emerges.

Charles Holmes

who will host this conversation, has for more than two decades designed and facilitated collaborative strategic meetings and multi-stakeholder dialogues for corporations, government, non-profits & communities. Working at the intersection of strategy and humanity, Charles asks powerful questions that invite deep reflection, generate compelling visions, and reveal new possibilities.