Conversations For Transformation: Essays Inspired By The Ideas Of Werner Erhard

Conversations For Transformation

Essays By Laurence Platt

Inspired By The Ideas Of Werner Erhard

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Doesn't Qualify As Research

Cowboy Cottage, East Napa, California, USA

December 22, 2012



This essay, Doesn't Qualify As Research, is a review of an interview which was published in the Washington Times under the title Morris Berman on America's culture of "Me, Myself, and I" on December 22, 2012. This review first appeared in the Washington Times on December 23, 2012.

It is also the sixth in a group of seven Reviews:


Although he expounds an opinion about it, Dr Berman doesn't speak from personal experience of having participated in the est  Training. Listening to a story told to him by a friend doesn't qualify as research.

Speaking for myself as a graduate of the est  training, it's true it brought forth my responsibility for myself. But what Dr Berman neglects to address is it also brought forth my responsibility for my relationships, my responsibility for my family, my responsibility for my groups, my responsibility for society, indeed for humanity as a whole.

Today Werner Erhard's work continues to receive wide acclaim in the business world for providing authentic breakthrough thinking which has reinvigorated tired old business models which didn't work. His voice is also receiving a new, ever wider reception in academia, being hosted by Harvard University and other fine institutions of learning.

In addition, Werner Erhard's current work reveals him to be one of the most successful downloaded authors in the Social Science Research Network at

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=433651#reg


Laurence Platt



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