Our environment changes faster than we can learn about it, Eddie Obeng says. How do we keep up?

Why you should listen

What will business look like in 5 years? (Er, what does it look like now?) Eddie Obeng helps executives keep up with a business and social environment that's changing faster than we can know. Through Pentacle, his online business school, Obeng teaches a theory of management that focuses on adaptation to change. Called "New World Management," it's all about forming and re-forming workgroups, constantly re-evaluating metrics, and being open to all kinds of learning, from hands-on group exercises to a virtual lecture hall/meeting room called the QUBE.

What others say

“'Making it happen' is Obeng’s constant refrain and his books are an antidote to the dryness of much managerial theorizing. They come complete with their lessons in fictional form. Old world they are not.” — Financial Times

Eddie Obeng’s TED talk

Eddie Obeng on the TED Blog

Education

8 highly unusual schools

October 15, 2012

At TEDGlobal, educator Eddie Obeng highlighted a disconcerting thought — that the answers we learned in school aren’t necessarily true anymore. “This is what happened to us in the 21st century — someone changed the rules about how our world works,” says Obeng in this energetic talk. “The way to successfully run a business, an […]

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Culture

Thinking rationally? Think again: Eddie Obeng at TEDGlobal 2012

June 26, 2012

Eddie Obeng runs Pentacle, an online business school where he teaches “new world management.” He also has more energy than seems quite feasible in one human being. Soon after his arrival onstage, it’s clear why he won the unofficial award in rehearsals for “most words per minute.” Hold tight. This is quite a trip. Obeng starts off […]

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Quotes from Eddie Obeng

In a market where people believe in cycles … you have to wait all the way for the cycle to fail before you [say] there's something wrong.
Eddie Obeng
TEDGlobal 2012 • 1.2M views Oct 2012
Inspiring, Funny