Roles and best practices in design are effective in solving superficial problems, but they fall short of addressing the deeper challenges that we face, both individually and collectively. While Design Being acknowledges the designer within everyone, it makes a special appeal to emerging leaders who recognize the need for bold yet grounded change. Emerging designers – in whatever sector- navigate the hopes and fears of the biotech and nanotech revolutions amidst the first decline of real wealth in several generations. They inherit a global market of unprecedented insecurity and a precarious, polarized world. In order to confront this exponentially accelerating complexity, the next generation of innovators and change-makers will need a much deeper foundation. My forthcoming book, Design Being explores designing and world-making from a transformative and transpersonal perspective, drawing from integral and other meta-theories in accessible and actionable ways.