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Capitalism and Society

In their groundbreaking paper published by Yale University’s Center on Capitalism and Society, “Putting Integrity Into Finance: A Purely Positive Approach,” 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.

“The Center on Capitalism and Society brings together leading scholars in economics, business, finance, and law to study capitalist institutions, their effectiveness, and their weaknesses in order to get some answers to such basic questions about capitalism – its working, its dynamism, and the instability it may cause, its inclusiveness or lack thereof and its role in a democracy.”

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The Erhard Jensen Ontological / Phenomenological Initiative

The Purpose of The Erhard Jensen Ontological / Phenomenological Initiative is 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, for example:

  • Individuals, families and groups
  • Public and private organizations such as partnerships, corporations, non-profit and educational entities
  • Public agencies and governmental entities
  • Bring the ontological / phenomenological model and methodology utilized in this leadership course to education — including research, course development, and teaching.

Stimulate and support research into the study and teaching of the ontological /phenomenological laws of human nature and human behavior, and the impact of these laws on life, living, and self.

For more information see http://www.erhardjensen.org

(Content Curated from the Werner Erhard Biography Website)

Werner Erhard and Michael C. Jensen – 2014 Sands Leadership Lecture Series

“Professor Michael Jensen and Werner Erhard, two extraordinary thinkers, engage in a conversation that explores groundbreaking access to being a leader and to the effective exercise of leadership as one’s natural self-expression.” -Simon Business School, University of Rochester

Simon Business School Hosts Werner Erhard and Michael C. Jensen at the Sands Leadership Lecture Series

Professor Michael Jensen and Werner Erhard, two extraordinary thinkers, engage in a conversation that explores groundbreaking access to being a leader and to the effective exercise of leadership as one’s natural self-expression” in their talk, ‘Creating Leaders: A New Model – Ten Years On’ for the Sands Leadership Lecture Series at the University of Rochester Simon Business School on February 5, 2014.

Financial Times features Werner’s new work

Excerpts from: The only way is ethics: Andrew Hill on where Erhard and Jensen are coming from

Werner Erhard and Michael Jensen look an unlikely pairing but their leadership teaching fits into a broad stream of business education and research about ethics and integrity. ”

“In ‘A Positive Theory of the Normative Virtues’, the draft introduction to their forthcoming book, they write that their desire to confront their own “personal contributions to the mess generated by out-of-integrity behaviour” was one trigger for their research. But it was the Enron scandal of 2001 that prompted business schools to refocus attention on this area. The financial crisis of 2008-2009 gave this effort new impetus, as management schools realised they had to bear some responsibility for the bad corporate behavior of their alumni. ”

“Jensen and Erhard’s latest work shifts the emphasis away from external incentives and structures to leaders’ internal motivation, encouraging self-examination and personal action. Whatever the strengths and weaknesses of this approach, managers seem to have an appetite for it. Another eminent Harvard professor, Clay Christensen – one of whose HBS classmates was the disgraced Enron chief executive Jeff Skilling – is about to publish a book, How Will You Measure Your Life?, offering advice on how to build a successful life and career that avoids ethical compromise. The 2010 Harvard Business Review article on which it is based is one of the best-read in the journal’s history.”

Andrew Hill is the FT’s management editor

Werner Erhard and Michael Jensen’s book on integrity is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press

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Werner Erhard – India, November 2010

In November 2010 “An Evening with Werner Erhard: On Mastery” was presented to over two thousand people in New Delhi and in Mumbai.  As the blogger Prashanth Udupa, wrote, “When Werner came on to the stage, the audience gave him a standing ovation – for about 90 seconds. The sound from the applause was almost deafening. Werner graciously took in all the applause and set out to create for us the topic of his talk – Mastery in life.”

Also in November, in Panchgani India, Werner Erhard led the high level course, “Leadership: An Ontological Model” for many of India’s leading executives. Presented by the IC Centre for Governance, under the sponsorship of MW Corp (a billion dollar textile and energy company), the course was designed to “give access to the ways of being, thinking, planning, and action required to be a leader and to exercise leadership effectively.  It is specifically designed to provide participants with the tools needed to achieve significant breakthroughs in their professional and personal lives – in any environment, no matter what the circumstances.”  The co-faculty for the course were Michael C. Jensen, Steve Zaffron, and Kari Granger.

Read more at www.wernererhard.com