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Reinventing the Planet: A Bottom Up Grand Strategy

Broadcast on December 03, 2019
With David Gershon

Humanity is at a critical juncture in our evolution. Unless we rapidly change our trajectory as a species, our civilization will unravel. The question is how do we change? It’s not like we haven't tried. What if the problem was not the world’s unwillingness to change, but the approaches we use to bring about change? What if how we thought about social change and what people were capable of achieving was the problem?

This keynote will answer these questions and more. David will share with us the bottom-up strategy for building second order change capacity around the planet’s five strategic levers: climate, development, peace, knowledge and money. He calls this transformative process, “Reinventing the Planet.” It’s time for audacity and abundance in our thinking and action. This talk will offer heaping doses of both.

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David Gershon

Founder and CEO of Empowerment Institute

David Gershon is the founder and CEO of Empowerment Institute, and is one of the world’s foremost authorities on behavior-change and large-system transformation. He applies his expertise to issues requiring community, organizational, and societal change and has lectured at Harvard, MIT, and Duke, and served as an advisor to the Clinton White House and the United Nations on behavior change, community empowerment and sustainability issues.

David Gershon