Three stages of disruption

January 2017

Donald Trump, writes Otto Scharmer, is to democracy what 2008 was to capitalism: a profound wake-up call reminding us that the system is broken and in urgent need of an “upgrade” that will bring it up to speed with the challenges of our time.

Capitalism has not substantially changed since 2008, he continues. We still face the same issues and structural disconnects – but at least we face them with a different consciousness. Today almost everyone knows that the economic system is rigged and cannot be sustained. In fact, that deeper knowing was part of the wave that swept Donald Trump, among others, into office and that allowed Bernie Sanders to collect more youth votes than Hillary Clinton and Trump combined. Viewed from that angle, we can see 2016 as the year of the third disruption—after 2008 and the September 11 attacks in 2001.

Three disruptions, connected to three forms of fundamentalism. Read more about these disruptions and the way to counteract them.

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