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Global Presencing Forum On Society 4.0 Revolution

Monday, May 21st, 2012 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Hi — I’m back. I have been on a writing retreat for the past couple of months and took some time off from the blogosphere. But now, with a draft of the Society 4.0 Revolution book done, I am back online.

Although our 11- year-old and I are still mourning the penalty shootout loss of Bayern Munich to Chelsea last Saturday, let me share three quick things:

1. We all are watching the next financial crisis in the making. Wall Street has been preventing effective banking regulation from being implemented, while Europe is still in the finger-pointing rather than the problem-solving phase of its euro crisis. On both sides of the pond we see financial and political elites who are either unwilling or incapable (or both) of addressing the real root issues that created the 2008 crisis and that now are building up to the next financial disruption or meltdown…

2. At the same time we also see many sources of hope. One is the discussion about Gross National Happiness (GNH) as a substitute for GDP (Gross Domestic Product) as suggested by the Bhutanese Prime Minister a few years back. At the Presencing Institute we are preparing an action research initiative on how GNH can redirect economic development in both the Global North and the Global South (GNH Lab).

3. On June 18-19 we will meet in Berlin to explore these and other related issues at the Global Presencing Forum. At that Forum we will convene change makers from across all sectors, systems, and cultures to explore, reflect on, and co-inspire ways for moving from ego-system to eco-system economies that create well-being for all (“Society 4.0″).

Since the Forum has been oversubscribed for many months, the only option for joining us this year is via virtual participation (video live streaming). If you miss any online sessions you will be able to see them for two more months after the fact (we will keep the video recordings online for web participants for at least two months).



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