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

And More


Invitation To Enroll

Goosecross Cellars, Yountville, California, USA

December 7, 2015



This essay, Invitation To Enroll, is the companion piece to A New Beginning: Momentum.

It is also the sequel to Essays - Three Years Later: Internet Presence.




China

2:17pm Tuesday June 1, 2004
Werner Erhard and Gonneke Spits
The body of work on this website ie this entire Conversations For Transformation internet series of essays, is my expression of acknowledgement of Werner Erhard who introduced me to transformation. While the more than one million views this website has received would hint there's a profound and enduring value in sharing these essays with you, writing them isn't the raison d'etre  of creating this website.

The raison d'etre of creating this website is to provide you with a wide open portal ie with gaping holes  if you will, which make Werner and the work of transformation in particular, accessible to you in a very personal way. In this sense, the essays are simply content. Their context  is the possibility of experiencing a personal relationship with Werner.

I'm both inviting you and requesting you to share this website. I'm both inviting you and requesting you to share it with your family members, with your friends, and with anyone you know who's interested in and who's inspired by Werner and the work of transformation, and with anyone you know who may become  interested in and inspired by Werner and the work of transformation.

To be sure, there's a lot I've written which is available to you here. And to be sure, I promise you'll find value in these Conversations For Transformation if you stand for listening valuably. However, I request you consider almost all of my contributions to be simply the opening act. What I'm totally focused on is providing Werner with an internet presence, much more than I am on showcasing my own material.


Access, Direct And Indirect



Please notice there isn't one single page on this near thirteen hundred page website that doesn't start with the heading


   Conversations For Transformation   

Essays By Laurence Platt

Inspired By The Ideas Of Werner Erhard

And More



So you could say there isn't one single item in the near twenty five hundred items on this website for which my purpose isn't to bring Werner's ideas to the foreground. That said, here are two pointed lists linking to the website exactly where Werner is most directly presented, and indirectly presented - that is to say, these two lists cut to the chase  between them.


 1)  These are the links to eight individual essays which present Werner most directly:

Werner Erhard Paper Experience
Werner Erhard Photo Experience
Werner Erhard Photo Experience II
Werner Erhard Quote Experience
Werner Erhard Slide Experience
Werner Erhard Video Experience
Werner Erhard Video Experience II
Werner Erhard Video Experience III



 2)  These are the links to eight groups of the one hundred and forty one essays which present Werner indirectly:

Conversations With A Friend Prequels
Conversations With A Friend I through VII
Encounters With A Friend
Experiences Of A Friend
Questions For A Friend I through X
Visits With A Friend Prequels
Visits With A Friend I through IX
Visits With A Friend Sequels
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  5 essays
7 essays
30 essays
31 essays
30 essays
12 essays
27 essays
5 essays


The above eight groups can also be accessed by going to the lower center of the Conversations For Transformation home page and clicking

Sort By Group


There are also nearly one thousand two hundred other essays on various subjects inspired by Werner's ideas, on the website.



Let Me Count The Ways*



Here are five ways you can enroll your family members, your friends, and anyone you know who's interested in and who's inspired by Werner and the work of transformation, or who may become interested in and inspired by Werner and the work of transformation, to reference this website, and / or to enroll them in its distribution list to receive ongoing announcements whenever new material is posted:


 1)  E-mail this essay's full title and URL  ie Uniform Resource Locator to them, and suggest they read it:

Invitation To Enroll

http://www.laurenceplatt.com/wernererhard/invitati.html



 2)  E-mail the Conversations For Transformation website's full title and URL to them, and ask them to browse it:

Conversations For Transformation: Essays By Laurence Platt Inspired By The Ideas Of Werner Erhard, And More

http://www.laurenceplatt.com/wernererhard



 3)  E-mail my name and my e-mail address to them, and invite them to contact me directly:

Laurence Platt

LaurencePlatt@laurenceplatt.com



 4)  Request they go to the lower right of the Conversations For Transformation home page at

http://www.laurenceplatt.com/wernererhard

and click

Enroll



 5)  E-mail me their first and last names, and e-mail addresses. I'll contact them by e-mail CC-ing you, letting them know:

• I appreciate you introducing them to me;
• at your request, I've enrolled them in the Conversations For Transformation distribution list;
• they'll receive all announcements from now on;
• if they say they no longer wish to receive announcements, they'll immediately  be removed from this list - no questions asked.



 ... and one more way (it's perhaps the essential  way) ...


 6)  Create your own unique form of Self-expression sharing Werner with them.


Intended Results



My intention is to provide you ie people worldwide, with the possibility of experiencing a personal relationship with Werner, and / or to newly re-generate your already relationship with Werner, and / or to simply get to know who Werner is for the first time, and / or to get to know more about and to directly experience the source of the work of transformation.

When I speak about the possibility of a "personal relationship with Werner" I'm obviously speaking about the possibility of a personal relationship with (concrete) Werner the human being, with Werner the man, and with Werner the regular guy  - who also happens to be known variously as "the humanitarian of the year"  (2003) and as "one of the great intellectuals of the century"  (2015). What's not so obvious is I'm also speaking about the possibility of a personal relationship with (abstract) Werner the space, with Werner the context, with Werner the idea, and with Werner the possibility.

So whether it's taken as concrete or whether it's taken as abstract, this invitation to enroll is my gift to you. It's an "invitation" which means you're free to decline if it isn't valuable for you, and you're free to accept if it's valuable for you. If I've done my job completely, then its mere internet presence alone will be valuable for you.


* I borrowed this section header from the opening to Elizabeth Barrett Browning's sonnet #43: "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.".


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