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A Psychiatrist Who Survived The Holocaust Explains Why Meaningfulness Matters More Than Happiness

EMILY ESFAHANI SMITH, THE ATLANTIC OCT. 22, 2014, 2:55 PM ReutersViktor Frankl, the renowned Viennese psychiatrist and author of “Man’s Search for Meaning.” “It is the very pursuit of happiness that thwarts happiness.” In September 1942, Viktor Frankl, a prominent Jewish … Continue reading

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5 Conditions for Sifting Social Fields by Otto Scharmer

(note:  photos were removed; graphics were retained) Last week at MIT I hosted a group of leaders and change makers from Indonesia. With its 17,000 islands and 250 million inhabitants, Indonesia is the third largest democracy and the biggest Muslim … Continue reading

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A Mighty Girl

17-year-old Mighty Girl Cynthia Lam of Melbourne, Australia wants to help people living without access to clean water and electricity — and this ingenious young inventor has developed a device that can purify water and generate electricity using only the … Continue reading

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How This Residential Care Home Bumped Employee Engagement Into Overdrive

Sarah Lozanova | Wednesday July 9th, 2014 | 0 Comments Editor’s Note: This is the second post in a three-part series on dynamic governance, a new way to run either for-profit companies or nonprofit organizations. In case you missed it, you can read the … Continue reading

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A Better Way to Save Jobs: Employee Stock Ownership Plans

ESOPs give employees part ownership of their companies and prevent major job losses when owners retire. But only two states support them. BY MARK FUNKHOUSER JUNE 2014 Do you recall the single word of advice for achieving prosperity that Dustin Hoffman … Continue reading

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Why Shouldn’t Employees Own More Of The Companies They Work For?

By John Hofffmire & Tom Steele, Deseret News  April 2014 Dr. Steven Freeman of the University  of Pennsylvania describes that granting ownership rights in corporations to employees has a profound effect on the employees´ commitment to the firms. A higher amount of employee commitment … Continue reading

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A MORE BEAUTIFUL QUESTION: THE POWER OF INQUIRY TO SPARK BREAKTHROUGH IDEAS by Warren Berger

KIRKUS REVIEW How the art of the inquiry can transform ideas into action. Journalist and advertising guru Berger (Glimmer: How Design Can Transform Your Life, and Maybe Even the World, 2009) examines the science of questioning and the ways in … Continue reading

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Well-treated employees give more of themselves of the business.

OPINION Doug Rauch: Profit begins with people http://www.ocregister.com/articles/culture-602805-conscious-people.html? utm_source=CC+2014+News+3.7.14&utm_campaign=Culture&utm_medium=email Published: Feb. 21, 2014 Updated: 2:33 p.m. Many consider culture to be soft, squishy and, hence, a secondary concern for business leaders. In reality, culture is probably the most powerful contributor … Continue reading

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Capitalism 4.0 & Neuroplasticity of the Collective Brain

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/otto-scharmer/capitalism-40-and-neuropl_b_4839429.html Posted: 02/22/2014 5:43 pm EST Updated: 02/23/2014 12:59 am EST Otto Scharmer Senior Lecturer, MIT; Founding chair, Presencing Institute   I have just returned from an interesting experience in Washington. D.C.: a panel discussion with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The event was … Continue reading

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Reinventing Organizations

FOREWORD TO REINVENTING ORGANIZATIONS by Ken Wilber This is a very important book, deeply significant in many ways, as much for the pioneering research, insights, guidelines, and suggestions that it makes as for the many equally important questions and issues that … Continue reading

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