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  • Power-sharing the new model to govern Europe

    We ought to go from a representative to a participatory model of democracy. Power- sharing is the key concept on our way to a Europe where policy making and implementation happens collectively.

  • The flip side of the Digital Revolution in Europe

    If we create a future, we ought to learn from our pasts. The Digital-Revolution has made the algorithm the DNA of our society, and it quickly adopts the bad trades of humanity and incorporates them like an addiction. Leaving a process of change in the hands of politicians and “superhero” like leaders isn’t a solution any more.

  • Leadership to Transform Europe for Uncertain Future

    A leader has to be aware of the narrative we are enveloped in and must be capable of transforming it. Humberto Schwab sketches Europe as the ideal agora to develop this kind of leadership.

  • Prepare Europe’s citizens for an uncertain future | Development & Learning

    Is Europe ready to develop a new generation for a fundamentally different society? Farid Tabarki considers the capacity for learning, development, flexibility or liquidity as the DNA of Europe.

  • From Consumerism to high-level Activity & Lifelong Learning

    A thriving dopamine addiction is great for our economies but is it good for our citizens and our democracies? Humberto Schwab gives us a roadmap on how to proceed towards a narrative that brings us back to our original state of being; a learning adventure instead of a dopamine addiction.

  • Populism & Nationalism divide EU: Can we be the example for humanitarian approach?

    Mark Blaisse explores the European Identity and the European Dream. Can Europe stay close to its humane values, stick together and be an example for the rest of the world of a humanitarian approach.

  • Transformation of the European Narrative

    We should reconsider our philosophical assumptions about individuality and collectivity, move from ego to collective attention. According to Humberto Schwab, only than we can create a transformative narrative for the Future of Europe.

  • Technology & Digital Ethics in Europe

    Marleen Stikker is focused on questions like who owns the data, how to put morals in algorithms and do we know what technology is doing to us? She gives three concrete proposals for the European narrative.

  • Socratic dialogue training review

    In the Socratic Design Academy's Dialogue training, participants are trained by Humberto Schwab to moderate a Socratic Dialogue in the disciplined version of the Socratic Design Academy. Besides learning the necessary skills,…
  • Essay: Appreciating the public self

    This essay is a plea for the awareness of the collective interior. Humberto Schwab analyses how tradition and collective concepts form the architecture of our experience. Collective wisdom, what was formerly known as the soul, gives direction to our interior. Now that religion is something of the past – for most people in the West-, we need to organize our collective soul ourselves.

  • Humberto Schwab op Maçonniek Symposium · Transitie in de tijd

    De zo voelbare transitie in de tijd en de vele daaraan gerelateerde vragen en mogelijke benaderingen zullen centraal staan tijdens een uniek Maçonniek Symposium. Daarbij hoort zeker de vraag hoe wij een balans kunnen blijven vinden tussen de waardevolle elementen van onze tradities enerzijds en nieuwe ontwikkelingen en innovaties anderzijds.

  • Design your habits

    Many of us have habits that work entirely against our purposes and intentions. In this article, Humberto Schwab offers his view on how we can understand these habits; and how we can design and incorporate habits that are in alignment with our values.

  • Humberto Schwab – JustPeace festival

    In this peace monologue, Humberto Schwab who is highly renowned for innovating the way we think motivates you to make peace in your own mind. An interesting update on world peace, politics and our personal contribution to it.

  • The nine stages of Socratic Design™

    In this article, we follow the stages of the Socratic Design process, In which a group passes through a self-disruptive process of transformation, to finally design a new narrative.

  • Exponential Humanity – A comment on Singularity

    In a book Presentation of the book On Dialogue by David Bohm, Humberto offers an #ExponentialHuman approach to some of societies problems. By doing so he confronts us with some philosophical fallacies of our time.

  • The Learning Tribe – A New Grammar School

    The Socratic Design Academy is offered the opportunity to create a whole new learning environment for kids and their parents. We will start the grammar school as a small-scale pilot in the Netherlands 2018.

  • Essay: How to organize learning?

    How to prepare our children for an uncertain future? This essay by Humberto Schwab is a critical note on our educational system and a proposal for how to organize learning differently.

  • How personal and capital growth are related

    A talk about the key questions on personal and capital growth, by Humberto Schwab, the in-house philosopher @ Venture Café Rotterdam.

  • The fallacies in our system of thoughts and feelings

    This article by Humberto Schwab is a reflection on one of the philosophical pillars of the Socratic Design method; the book On Dialogue of David Bohm. It presents a hint on how to cope with current challenges, concerning our selves, our communities, and our planet.

  • Enhanced humanity in a disrupted future

    What is artificial intelligence? Should we not first carefully assess what intelligence is? Do we have an adequate model or do we miss important aspects of our vision on humans? Humberto Schwab in Venture Café Rotterdam

  • Review of this month’s Socratic dialogue training

    The participants of the Socratic Dialogue training in January 2018 reflect on the contents of the training, after three days long of practicing how to moderate Socratic Dialogues.

  • Canay Atalay about Socratic Design at Business Analysis Conference

    Canay Atalay, co-founder of human works design, talking on Socratic Design and Conscious Business Model Design and Innovation, at the Business Analysis Conference, Istanbul, December 2017.

  • From dopamine to serotonin

    We are obsessed with the pursuit of happiness, but overall the level of happiness doesn’t seem to increase. On the contrary, we face epidemic burnout, problems with addiction, obesity, etc. Was the declaration of the pursuit of happiness based on wrong assumptions?

  • The assumption in your company

    Assumptions are the hidden thoughts, principles, values or feelings that are the feeding ground for all the actions of your company. They can be an answer to the hidden burden of your company, or they can contain the promising future strategy.

  • How to overcome industrial thinking

    How can practical philosophy (Socratic Design) help to make sense out of all the ruptures we are facing? How to find a meaningful strategy in this era of singularity and digital promises and threats.

  • The future of Cern – an interview with Sergio Bertolucci

    An interview with Dr. Sergio Bertolucci, Director for Research and Computing, CERN moderated by Humberto Schwab, Philosopher, Physicist.

  • Leaders of the 21st century

    Today’s children will eventually become the leaders of the 21st century. In these short films, children of four continents touch our hearts and inspire us with their valid and surprising statements about leadership.

  • Socratic Design – Enlightening the dark matter

    Canay Atalay’s journey of enlightening the dark matter within companies using Socratic Design. Purpose of philosophy is to articulate the real problems that exist, but have not yet been articulated.

  • Important update on EthicalNow Conference

    Humberto Schwab will be a keynote speaker and moderator on the EthicalNow conference. EthicalNow is a conference platform dedicated to current ethical issues & challenges.

  • Socratic Design workshop, Istanbul – Joint Idea

    The first Socratic Design workshop in Istanbul. The brightest minds, business leaders, changemakers & entrepreneurs sit together and join in a collective thinking experience.

  • Review of the Socratic dialogue training

    The participants of the Socratic Dialogue training in March 2016 reflect on the contents of the training, after three days long of practicing how to moderate Socratic Dialogues.