What is Werner Erhard Doing Now?


Werner Erhard Speaks at Stanford University

In this dialogue on November 16, 2017, CCARE’s founder and director, Dr. James Doty, asks Werner Erhard about his life’s work and how compassion has played a role.


The Journal: Capitalism and Society published Werner Erhard and Michael C. Jensen’s work on Integrity

Putting Integrity Into Finance: A Purely Positive Approach, written by Werner Erhard and Michael C. Jensen and published by Columbia University’s Center on Capitalism and Society in their Journal: Capitalism and Society, Volume 12, Issue 1, May 2017

From the Abstract: Integrity as we define it (or the lack thereof) on the part of individuals or organizations has enormous economic implications for value, productivity, and quality of life. Indeed, integrity is a factor of production as important as labor, capital, and technology. Without a clear, concise, and most importantly, an actionable definition of integrity, economics, finance and management are far less powerful than they can be.    Read the full article


Werner Erhard in The New York Times

More than 40 years after the est Training, Werner’s and his co-authors’ Leadership Course is discussed in the New York Times, quoting Werner as saying: “If you’re going to be a leader, you’re going to have to have a very loose relationship with this thing you call ‘I’ or ‘me.’ Maybe that whole thing in me around which the universe revolves isn’t so central!”  Read the full article


Financial Times features Werner’s new work

“Werner Erhard and Michael C. Jensen are writing academic articles and touring the world’s best universities.   After seven years of research the upshot is a model that links integrity, morality, ethics and legality into a  single system that promises great benefits for everyone.”   Read the full article



You will find that Werner Erhard, despite all the “Urban Myths” that have grown up around him all of these years, continues to be a source of transformation and an inspiration. The myths about Werner Erhard have been deconstructed and what is left is the lasting nature of the work itself, which has sustained the test of time.

You only need look on the websites of Harvard Business School, The Kennedy Center for Public Leadership at Harvard, The University of Rochester, Erasmus Academie, DePaul University and others to find that Werner Erhard, while retired from the seminar industry, has been an active leader in the creation of transformational models and applications and new perspectives for thinkers and practitioners in fields as diverse as philosophy, business, education, and conflict resolution.

While Werner Erhard has chosen to live outside of the U.S., Werner and his ideas have thrived. Erhard is a sought after thinker, writer and speaker, lecturing widely at universities, seminars, and conferences.

Visit this collection of sites to hear more about what Werner H. Erhard is up to:

Werner Erhard’s Curriculum Vitae

Werner Erhard’s Scholarly Papers

Friends of Werner Erhard

Werner Erhard

Associates of Werner Erhard

Werner Erhard and The est Training

Werner Erhard Foundation

Werner Erhard at SelfGrowth.com

Werner Erhard Quotes

Werner Erhard YouTube Channel

A New Model of Leadership that Challenges Existing Worldviews

Harvard Business School Working Knowledge, December 3, 2010

IC Centre for Governance, Pachgani, India “Leadership: An Ontological Approach”

Werner Erhard in India November 2010

Werner Erhard’s Ideas on Facebook