What Happens When You Have Three Hours to Change the World?

Lessons from the Empathy Lab: Embracing the 4th R, unpacking empathy & the end of argument. 


Earlier this month, I found myself sitting in an industrial warehouse in Half Moon Bay, CA, joined by Ashoka Fellow Molly Barker, Henry De Sio, and more than a dozen leading thinkers & doers from across a variety of industries, including design, advertising, media, and academia. Convened by Insight Labs, the group set out to crack what it’s going to take to make empathy a norm in today’s education system.


Over the course of three hours, we wrestled with the very same questions we’ve been asking ourselves for months: what exactly do we mean by empathy?


By Lennon Flowers