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  • Posted by Yuxin Hou on 2020-07-21 at 1:09 PM

    “Theory U” is the book title by Otto Scharmer. “Scharmer with colleagues at MIT conducted 150 interviews with entrepreneurs and innovators in science, business, and society and then extended the basic principles into a theory of learning and management, which he calls Theory U. The principles of Theory U are suggested to help political leaders, civil servants, and managers break through past unproductive patterns of behavior that prevent them from empathizing with their clients’ perspectives and often lock them into ineffective patterns of decision making” ( For more information about Theory U, please check the website ““.

    Otto Scharmer had a TED Talk, please watch the YouTube video “Theory U – Learning from the future as it emerges | Otto Scharmer | TEDxTUHH”

    Jason replied 3 years, 9 months ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Liam

    2020-07-21 at 1:41 PM

    I love watching TED talk, it is revolutionizing our ideas. Otto did great job to change the world. I will recommend my friends to watch this video. It is so inspirational. I love it.

  • Alice

    2020-07-21 at 1:49 PM

    I think this theory needs to be known by more people. It is of great importance for not only leaders but the average people. This theory actually is reflecting some ancient wisdom and philosophy.

  • Jason

    2020-07-21 at 8:45 PM

    “Theory U” is great theory to help me to think about myself. I like the idea of “letting go”. In so many situations, we have no idea how to let something go and just try to accumulate the “more”. Sometimes, the more the less. We need let go something now and then in order to get more.

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