Capitalism and Society

Putting Integrity Into Finance: A Purely Positive Approach, published by The Center on Capitalism and Society in their Journal: Capitalism and Society, Volume 12, Issue 1, May 2017

Werner Erhard and Professor Michael C. Jensen discuss their positive model of integrity that links integrity and personal and corporate performance.   The creation of this model reveals a causal link between integrity and increased performance. Through the work of clarifying and defining what integrity is and it’s causal link to performance, this model provides access to increased performance for private individuals, executives, economists, philosophers, policy makers, leaders, legal and government authorities.

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Werner Erhard at Stanford University, November 2017


Werner Erhard is the creator of transformational models and applications for individual, organizational and social transformation. His innovative ideas have stimulated academic conversations at many Universities. He writes scholarly papers in the areas of integrity, leadership, performance and transformation. Werner Erhard has lectured at Harvard University, Yale University, University of Rochester Simon School of Business, and Erasmus University. Read More...

Exposing Inaccuracies in the Media about Werner Erhard ....Read More

Werner Erhard speaks at Harvard University Kennedy School Center For Public Leadership on December 14, 2009 on: "Why We Do What We Do: A New Model Providing Actionable Access to the Source of Performance."

Werner Erhard's work has become an important resource for academic institutions and a catalyst for creative thinking and teaching in both the academic and corporate environments. Werner Erhard's work has been noted as a key element in current management thinking and the science of productivity and performance.  

A continuing source for these new perspectives comes from Werner Erhard's innovative transformational models and applications that originated with The est Training (Erhard Seminars Training). Many of those initial groundbreaking ideas continue to be part of today’s culture. Read More...

Now more than forty years since Werner Erhard introduced the breakthrough notion of “transformation” to the American public, Erhard spends most of his time with academic colleagues, all of whom are committed to rigorous academic examination of the ideas through writing and lecturing. Current projects include A New Model of Integrity, The Leadership Course, and a New Paradigm for Performance.


"Transformation: The Life and Legacy of Werner Erhard"
Documentary by Robyn Symon


Quotes from the November 2015 New York Times article about Werner Erhard:

"For several years before his latest professional reincarnation, Mr. Erhard consulted for businesses and government agencies like the Russian adult-education program the Znaniye Society and a nonprofit organization supporting clergy in Ireland.

"Enter the Harvard economist Michael Jensen. Dr. Jensen, who is famous in financial circles for championing the concepts of shareholder value and executive stock options, had taken a Landmark course in Boston at the suggestion of his daughter, who mended a rocky relationship with Dr. Jensen after taking the course herself.

“I became convinced we should work to get this kind of transformational material into the academies,” he said, adding that he considers Mr. Erhard “one of the great intellectuals of the century.” 

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Academics Discuss the Work of Werner Erhard

  • Warren Bennis, Ph.D.

    Chairman of the Leadership Institute,
    USC Marshall School
    of Business

  • Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

    Professor of Philosophy,
    University of Colorado
    at Boulder

  • Bruce Gregory

    Senior Science Educator, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics-

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Putting Integrity Into Finance: A Purely Positive Approach,
by Werner Erhard and
Michael C. Jensen
Published in the Journal: Capitalism and Society,
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May 4, 2017





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Chapter 16,
"Creating Leaders: An Ontological/Phenomenological Model," by Werner Erhard, Michael C. Jensen and Kari Granger