Paradigm shifts: Reframing large societal shifts

Changing your thinking and actions according to fundamental societal shifts
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Understand large shifts in society
Change your approach in life or business by shifitng to a new paradigm


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This course is part of a series:

  • Reframing Corona - using Reframing and Paradigm Shifts to rethink life and work during a global pandemic

  • Reframing personal questions: see my Reframing Your Life course.

  • Reframing work, organisations, leadership, and business models: see my Innovation Mindset course.

  • Reframing societal change: this course.

Why is the world the way that is is now? How did it get to be this way, and how will it change in the future? What fundamental changes are upon us, and how will this affect me?

A paradigm is a way of looking at the world, and a way of acting in the world. We live our lives according to fundamental paradigms in our society: what we eat, how we work, how we consume, how we travel... Recognizing and understanding these paradigms allows us to understand the world around us, and the fundamental changes that we are going through.

Who this course is for:

  • People interested in understanding large societal changes, historical developments, and future trends.


Philosopher and author
Karim Benammar, Ph.D.
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        Karim Benammar is a philosopher specialized in Thinking Techniques and  the Philosophy of Abundance. His vision is to help people think about the paradigm shift from scarcity to abundance,  about giving meaning to their life, and about creating value. 

        Of mixed Dutch-Algerian ancestry, Benammar grew up in Holland before going  to study philosophy in England (BA, Sussex University, 1987) and the  United States (Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University, 1993). Fascinated by  Japan, he continued his philosophy studies at the University of Kyoto.  He was Associate Professor at Kobe University from 1996-2002 and at  Amsterdam University  of Applied Sciences from 2003 to 2007. 

        Since 2002, he has focused  on public philosophy, giving lectures and workshops to organisations  and companies.

        He is author of Abundance (2005), Reframing - the art of Thinking Differently (2013) and editor of the collection Thinking about Money and Value (2014, in Dutch). 

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