Werner Erhard

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Werner Erhard's life has been devoted to the creation of ideas. Some of his ideas have been turned into programs for the public, some made available through non-profit organizations, and some have been used by management consultants in their consulting to corporations and non-profits. See the following links for some examples.


Werner Erhard's Author Page at Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

A New Model of Integrity: An Actionable Pathway to Trust, Productivity and Value - Presented at: Gruter Institute Conference on Values, Harvard Business School, June 2006; Simon School of Business, U. of Rochester; Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, Sept. 2006, Nottingham College of Business, Nottingham, UK, ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain; HEC, Paris, France, Nov. 2006, Yale Symposium on Corporate Governance, Inaugural Lecture, (Yale Law School and Yale School of Organization and Management), New Haven, CT, January 2007, Gruter Institute Squaw Valley Conference: Law, Brain and Behavior, May 2007, Harvard Business School Negotiations Organizations and Markets Seminar, Sept. 2007; Yale School of Management, Sept. 2007; MIT Sloan School of Management Leadership Center, Cambridge, MA, Oct. 2007; Harvard Law School Law, Economics and Organizations Research Seminar, Cambridge, MA, Oct. 2007; USC Marshall School of Business, Finance and Economics Dept. Distinguished Speaker Series, Nov. 2007; LeBow College Corporate Governance Conference, Lebow College of Business at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, April 2008; Special Seminar Series, Business Department, Juan Carlos III University, Madrid, Spain, April, 2008; Herbert Simon Lecture, Rajk Laszlo College, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary, April 21, 2008; Exeter at Said Business School, Oxford, UK, April 24, 2008; University of Rochester Simon School of Business Alumni Seminar, NYC, May 5, 2008; DePaul U. Kellstdat School of Business, Chicago, IL, May 8, 2008; 1st IESE Conference on Humanizing the Firm and the Management Profession, IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain, July 2, 2008 Stern Stewart International Finance Summit, Cape Town, South Africa, July 31, 2008; Concordia University John Molson School of Business, Montreal, Quebec, CA Sept. 16, 2008; Institute of Corporate Directors Conference on Governance and Financial Markets in North America, Montreal, Quebec, CA, Sept. 19, 2008; Duisenberg School of Finance, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Oct. 14, 2008; Paduano Faculty Research Symposium in Business Ethics, Stern School of Business, New York, Oct. 23, 2008; Olin School of Business Faculty Forum Sponsored by the Center for Research in Economics and Strategy and the Center for the Study of Ethics and Human Values, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, Nov. 6, 2008; Fisher School of Business, Ohio State U., Columbus, OH, Nov. 7, 2008; United States Air Force Academy, Platinum Series, Colorado Springs, CO, Jan. 21, 2009; Texas A&M Distinguished Lecture Series, College Station, TX, Feb. 10, 2009; Social Innovation Research Seminar Series, INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France, March 16, 2009; Distinguished Scholar/Teacher Lecture Series, McCombs School of Business, U. of Texas, Austin, Texas, Nov. 12, 2009; Hankamer School of Business, Baylor University, Waco, TX, Nov. 13, 2009.

Speaking Being: Werner Erhard, Martin Heidegger, and a New Possibility of Being Human by Bruce Hyde, PhD and Drew Kopp, PhD; Wiley 2019

Werner Erhard, Martin Heidegger and The Politics of Being, by Michael Zimmermann; Afterword To Speaking Being: Werner Erhard, Martin Heidegger, and a New Possibility of Being Human

The Handbook For Teaching Leadership: Knowing, Doing and Being: edited by Harvard Business School's Scott Snook (Senior Lecturer), Nitin Nohria (Dean of Harvard Business School), and Rakesh Khurana (Dean of Harvard College), Sage Publications, 2012 - Chapter 16, "Creating Leaders: An Ontological/Phenomenological Model," by Werner Erhard, Professor Michael C. Jensen, and Kari Granger.

Erhard Jensen Ontological / Phenomenological Initiative: This charitable foundation exists to stimulate and support research into the development and application of the ontological / phenomenological laws of human nature and human behavior to the lives of individuals and human entities to reliably and significantly elevate human performance and quality of life. This includes all areas of living across the entire spectrum of human activity

Integrity: Where Leadership Begins - A New Model of Integrity has been cited in:

The Handbook of Leadership Theory and Practice, by Dean of Harvard Business School Nitin Nohria and Dean of Harvard College Rakesh Khurana - January 2010

The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Well Being, by Susan Cartwright - November 2008

Being A Leader And The Effective Exercise of Leadership has been presented at:

University of Rochester Simon School of Business, New York, USA

United States Air Force Academy, Colorado, USA

Erasmus Academie in Rotterdam, Netherlands

Mays School of Business at Texas A&M University, Texas, USA

I.C. Centre of Governance, Panchgani, India

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, USA

entrepreneurship@UBC, British Columbia, Canada

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Zayed University Convention Center, Dubai, UAE

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

John F. Kennedy School of Government

Werner Erhard Foundation

Erhard-Jensen Ontological / Phenomenological Initiative

Youth at Risk

The Holiday Project

Living Powerfully

The Caregivers Project

Prison Possibilities, Inc.

Earl Babbie, Ph.D., "est in Prison - General Overview", American Journal of Corrections, Nov-Dec 1977 & Jan-Feb 1978

Mark Woodard, "The est Training in the Prisons: A Basis for the Transformation of Corrections?", University of Baltimore Law Journal, 1982

Neal Rogin, "Getting 'it' in Prison", Graduate Review, June, 1978

Associates of Werner Erhard Website

Friends of Werner Erhard Website

Werner Erhard Charitable Work

Werner Erhard speaks to students at Harvard Kennedy School - 2009

Werner Erhard in India - November 2010

Werner Erhard Archival Writings and Interviews

Werner Erhard Biography - December 1988

Werner Erhard Videos


‘Integrity’, Leadership, Communication and Performance: The Most Valuable Post You Will Read This Year? - January 2012

Telos Press: From Meister Eckhart to Werner Erhard - November 2011

Werner Erhard Leadership Course - June 2012

Research Summary by Michael C. Jensen - June 2009

Putting Integrity Into Finance - A Purely Positive Approach - March 2013

A New Model of Integrity: The Missing Factor of Production - March 2010

Money Science - Financial Intelligence Network: Putting Integrity Into Finance - April 2012

Interview with Werner Erhard - May 1976

est: Communication in a Context of Compassion - 1978

Werner Erhard on Transformation and Productivity - Revision Magazine - Jan 1985

Do Markets Need Integrity? - A Publication of the Yale School of Management - October 2007

Four Ways of Being that Create the Foundations of A Great Personal Life, Great Leadership and A Great Organization - March 2013

Werner Erhard discusses EST (Erhard Seminars Training) at a research seminar sponsored by the Graduate Theological Union. (audio) - April 1981

Prof. Michael C. Jensen (Harvard Business School); Keynote Address on Integrity at University of British Columbia - April 2013

Werner Erhard at Simon School of Business

Werner Erhard at Harvard Business School

Werner Erhard at the Gruter Institute

Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation

Werner Erhard at USC Marshall School of Business

Werner Erhard at Geisel School of Medicine

Werner Erhard in The Financial Times, April 29, 2012

Werner Erhard in The New York Times, November 29, 2015

Werner Erhard and Professor Jonathan D. Moreno, April 2016

Stanford University - Conversations on Compassion

Werner Erhard - Author

Werner Erhard Charitable Organizations Established

Werner Erhard - Afterword to Speaking Being: Werner Erhard, Martin Heidegger, and a New Possibility of Being Human

Werner Erhard - Timeline of Ideas

Werner Erhard - Speaking Being: Werner Erhard, Martin Heidegger, and a New Possibility of Being Human


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