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


Werner Erhard Video Experience

Cowboy Cottage, East Napa, California, USA

March 5, 2008



This essay, Werner Erhard Video Experience, is the first in the octology The Werner Erhard Experience: This essay, Werner Erhard Video Experience, the prequel to Werner Erhard Video Experience II, embeds a catalog of videos of Werner with permission, and with thanks to Robyn Symon and to Harvard Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership and to the Friends of Werner Erhard and to the University of Pennsylvania's Bioethics Film Festival who posted them to YouTube and elsewhere. I promise to update them whenever new videos of Werner become available.

I am indebted to Gregg Eller and to Robyn Symon and to John Denver and to Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller and to Tom Snyder and to Charlie Rose and to Sandy Baron and to Eamonn McCann and to Ann Overton and to Peter Block and to Jonathan Moreno and to Harvard Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership and to Screen Media Films and to the Friends of Werner Erhard and to Werner Erhard and Associates and to the Werner Erhard Foundation and to the est  Foundation and to the Breakthrough Foundation and to the Hunger Project and to the Centers Network and to Transformational Technologies and to the Mastery Foundation and to the Ireland Initiative and to the graduates of the est  Training and the Landmark Forum and the Community Workshop who inspired this conversation, and to Eric Edberg and to Cessilia Park and to Derek Dearden and to Liz Lundberg and to Russ Rosa and to Andrew Goetz and to Dianne Morrison and to Nancy Scott and to Cheryl Ulrich and to Art Schreiber who contributed material.




Transformation is being in face to face Conversations For Transformation with people. When you're not being in face to face Conversations For Transformation with people, you're no longer transformed.

Transformation shows up in the domain of speaking  and listening  ie in the domain of the spoken  word. The written  word including this Conversations For Transformation internet series of essays can call forth only a close approximation  to transformation. The written word ie the domain of writing  and reading  can point to transformation and can tease out transformation. But it isn't transformation.

What, then, can be said for the recorded  word ie the domain of videography, photography, and audiography?

Videos, photographs, and audios can also point to transformation. They can also tease out transformation. But they, also, aren't transformation.

That said, in this catalog of videos of Werner there's an opportunity not only to hear what he's speaking but also to listen what he sounds  like, to listen where his voice comes from, to listen where he  comes from, to watch his facial expression, and to get the way he's being who he's being  while he's being with the people he's being with.

There's a powerful, rich opportunity here to experience  Werner Erhard.

Here are the links to the Werner Erhard videos:
  1. Transformation: The Life and Legacy of Werner Erhard - Preview
  2. Transformation: The Life and Legacy of Werner Erhard - Feature Film (Instant Watch)
  3. Werner Erhard and Associates: A Brief Look
  4. Werner Erhard and Warren Bennis : Latest -V
  5. Werner Erhard discussing "Transformation: The Life and Legacy of Werner Erhard" - Excerpts : LATEST
  6. Werner Erhard discussing "Transformation: The Life and Legacy of Werner Erhard" - Full Version : LATEST
  7. Werner Erhard at Harvard Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership
  8. Werner Erhard with John Denver on The Tonight Show
  9. Werner Erhard with Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller
  10. Werner Erhard with Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller II : Latest -II
  11. Werner Erhard: A You And Me World
  12. Werner Erhard: A You And Me World II
  13. Werner Erhard: A You And Me World III
  14. Werner Erhard: An Empowering View Of Responsibility
  15. Werner Erhard: Authenticity : Latest -III
  16. Werner Erhard: Context
  17. Werner Erhard: Creativity and the Force of the Will to Power
  18. Werner Erhard: Integrity - Honoring Your Word : Latest -IV
  19. Werner Erhard: Life As A Three Act Play
  20. Werner Erhard: Living Life Free Of The Past
  21. Werner Erhard: Masterful Coaching and the Art of Management (in panel discussion) - Part I : Latest -V
  22. Werner Erhard: Masterful Coaching and the Art of Management (in panel discussion) - Part II
  23. Werner Erhard: Making a Difference
  24. Werner Erhard: Northern Ireland : Latest -I
  25. Werner Erhard: On Being Creative : Latest -IV
  26. Werner Erhard: Point of View
  27. Werner Erhard: Purpose
  28. Werner Erhard: Potential
  29. Werner Erhard: Responsibility
  30. Werner Erhard: Ruthless, Compassionate, Authenticity ... What Is Possible
  31. Werner Erhard: The est  Training
  32. Werner Erhard: The est  Training II
  33. Werner Erhard: The est  Training III
  34. Werner Erhard: The est  Training IV
  35. Werner Erhard: The est  Training V
  36. Werner Erhard: The Forum
  37. Werner Erhard: The Six Day Course
  38. Werner Erhard: Thinking on the Nature of Creativity through the Art of Dialogue
  39. Werner Erhard: Transformation vs Change
  40. Werner Erhard's Influence: Individuals Making a Difference Worldwide


Transformation: The Life and Legacy of Werner Erhard - Preview


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX3mYoEYRsw


Film preview and interview by Robyn Symon - 2006

Werner sharing his extraordinary experience of transformation on the Golden Gate Bridge in March 1971 and how he enrolled his staff in his intention to start est.

Time 1:52

Film review by Laurence Platt - June 28, 2007

www.transformationfilm.com - Purchase DVD


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Transformation: The Life and Legacy of Werner Erhard - Feature Film (Instant Watch)


http://www.amazon.com/Transformation-Life-Legacy-Werner-Erhard/...werner+erhard


Feature film by Robyn Symon - 2006

Werner starring as himSelf.

Watching this film you get to be with  Werner and to stand with him intimately in soul baring nakedness as he speaks candidly about his choices, his failures, and his successes. The truth isn't always palatable - not Werner's, not yours, not mine. Especially  not mine. Yet in the space of Werner's bone numbing heroic honesty. transformation comes. It moved me to tears.

Time 1:16:51

Film review by Laurence Platt - June 28, 2007

www.transformationfilm.com - Purchase DVD


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Werner Erhard and Associates: A Brief Look


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kt_RuSvFvS0


Film of conversations, est  Training, Six Day Course by Quest - 1982

Werner working with Roger Dillon, Steve Zaffron, Stewart Esposito, Dan Alpert, Warren Bennis, Vic Gioscia, Rudy Barbosa, Fernando Flores, Jack Mantos, Prema Elvin, course participants, est  graduates, and others.

Time 5:48


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Werner Erhard and Warren Bennis


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNlWr1a-weI


Excerpt of conference - Thursday May 11, 2006

Werner and preeminent leadership scholar Warren Bennis participating in a conversation titled Growing Leaders in a Changing World  at Harvard University's JFK School of Government sponsored by Harvard Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership.

Time 14:07


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Werner Erhard discussing "Transformation: The Life and Legacy of Werner Erhard" - Excerpts


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpCQoDLrvyg


Excerpts of discussion - 3:30pm to 4:35:16pm, Wednesday April 13, 2016

Werner and Jonathan Moreno discussing Robyn Symon's film "Transformation: The Life and Legacy of Werner Erhard" after a showing at the University of Pennsylvania's Bioethics Film Festival.

Time 6:05


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Werner Erhard discussing "Transformation: The Life and Legacy of Werner Erhard" - Full Version


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6hZ9eXCvxQ


Film of discussion - 3:30pm to 4:35:16pm, Wednesday April 13, 2016

Werner and Jonathan Moreno discussing Robyn Symon's film "Transformation: The Life and Legacy of Werner Erhard" after a showing at the University of Pennsylvania's Bioethics Film Festival.

Time 1:05:16


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Werner Erhard at Harvard Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwQr_BJrHJ8


Conversation - 11:30am to 1:00pm, Thursday October 15, 2009

Werner presenting his latest work "Why We Do What We Do: A New Model Providing Actionable Access to the Source of Performance" at Harvard Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership.

Time 1:09:40


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Werner Erhard with John Denver on The Tonight Show


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRiirdNVils


Interview by John Denver - Monday September 24, 1973

Werner laying bare what people want in life, and demonstrating dealing with what hits on you in life, in an intimate conversation about aliveness, love, and the est  Training with award winning singer, movie star, est  graduate, The Hunger Project co-founder, and The Tonight Show guest host John Denver.

Time 9:54


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Werner Erhard with Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S02EkQIu070


Interview - 1979

Werner supporting Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller inquiring into nothing less than "How do you make the world work?" in this People Are Talking  television interview.

Time 3:46


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Werner Erhard with Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller II


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxS0dSZPz9A


Event - September 1976

Werner in conversation with Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller inquiring into nothing less than "How do you make the world work?" - one of the complete events in the Conversations With Buckminster Fuller  series of conversations.

Time 7:10:44


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Werner Erhard: A You And Me World


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cvth1LlaAS0


Event and interview - 1977

Werner bringing forth the abstracts of a "you and  me" world as distinct from a "you or  me" world during the Being Ready For The Rest Of Your Life  event and in a subsequent San Francisco AM  television interview.

Time 1:38


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Werner Erhard: A You And Me World II


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZZhpJFYrM4


Interview - 1977

Werner describing the ramifications of a "you and me" world pragmatically in more footage from the San Francisco AM  television interview.

Time 1:54


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Werner Erhard: A You And Me World III


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNLuJ1wMGOU


Interview - 1977

Werner articulating measurable distinctions of a "you and me" world in continuing footage from the San Francisco AM  television interview.

Time 1:42


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Werner Erhard: An Empowering View Of Responsibility


http://www.wernererhardvideo.com/an-empowering-view-of-responsibility


Robyn Symon outtake - 2006

Werner differentiating "being at fault" and "being to blame" from being responsible as a promised stand for being cause in the matter.

Time 1:11


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Werner Erhard: Authenticity


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJsSZHfnM6M


Robyn Symon outtake - 2006

Werner reflecting on the way we're "wired to be admired", on the path to authenticity as being authentic about being inauthentic, on being authentic as the access to distinguishing our already always listening, on distinguishing our already always listening as the access to empty listening so we can truly recreate people.

Time 3:26


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Werner Erhard: Context


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psxsVh90Rbw


Interview by Tom Snyder

Werner asserting context  as a stand for life in part II of this interview with Tom Snyder.

Time 3:13


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Werner Erhard: Creativity and the Force of the Will to Power


http://www.wernererhardvideo.com/werner-erhard-on-creativity-with-alice-cahana


Interviewing introduction

Werner speaking creativity and the force of the will to power.

Time 33:04


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Werner Erhard: Integrity - Honoring Your Word


http://www.wernererhardvideo.com/werner-erhard-integrity-honoring-your-word


Robyn Symon outtake - 2006

Werner distinguishing honoring your word, as well as honoring your word as your Self, differentiating both from morality and also from even keeping  your word.

Time 0:59


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Werner Erhard: Life As A Three Act Play


http://www.wernererhardvideo.com/life-as-a-three-act-play


Robyn Symon outtake - 2006

Werner deploying an analogy of a three act play to illustrate the past, present, and future, and in so doing, differentiating between the probable almost certain future  and a future chosen and powerfully created.

Time 2:24


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Werner Erhard: Living Life Free Of The Past


http://www.wernererhardvideo.com/living-life-free-of-the-past


Robyn Symon outtake - 2006

Werner commenting on how human beings put the past into the future, which makes life in the present look like it's given by the past, and suggesting a simple technology for being free of the past.

Time 1:01


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Werner Erhard: Masterful Coaching and the Art of Management - Part I
(in panel discussion)


http://wernererhardvideo.com/masterful-coaching-part-1


Panel discussion by Transformational Technologies

Werner in a panel discussion on masterful coaching and the art of management - part I.

Time 1:43:30


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Werner Erhard: Masterful Coaching and the Art of Management - Part II
(in panel discussion)


http://www.wernererhardvideo.com/coaching-and-the-art-of-management-part-2


Panel discussion by Transformational Technologies

Werner in a panel discussion on masterful coaching and the art of management - part II.

Time 58:12


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Werner Erhard: Making a Difference


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-XQkWHqtHU


Event - 1979

Werner distinguishing making a difference  in the A Shot Heard 'Round The World  event with Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller.

Time 0:34


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Werner Erhard: Northern Ireland


http://www.wernererhardvideo.com/werner-erhard-northern-ireland


Excerpt of conference, Robyn Symon outtake - 2006

Werner leading a conversation for the Mastery Foundation's Ireland Initiative creating peace, reconciliation, and a conflict-free future for Northern Ireland.

With Eamonn McCann, Peter Block, and others.

Time 2:36


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Werner Erhard: On Being Creative


http://www.wernererhardvideo.com/werner-erhard-on-being-creative


Saturday Satellite Seminar Series, San Francisco, California, USA - 1986

Werner fleshing out being creative starting with an acknowledgement of Martin Heidegger.

You'll get great value from listening Werner on being creative. You'll get even more from watching him coming from  the source of creativity itself.

Time 45:26


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Werner Erhard: Point of View


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VP4iN5qr4uU


est  Training

Werner fleshing out your point of view as put together by you in this quintessential and pertinent moment in the est  Training.

Time 0:42


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Werner Erhard: Purpose


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQkV5NTah4Q


Interview by Tom Snyder

Werner considering purpose  as something people create  for themselves rather than as something people discover  for themselves in part III of this interview with Tom Snyder.

Time 0:59


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Werner Erhard: Potential


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Hz4oA35eV8


Interview by Charlie Rose

Werner postulating you find out in the Forum you're not using your full potential the more successful you become with iconic syndicated Public Broadcasting Service late night talk show host Charlie Rose.

Time 1:03


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Werner Erhard: Responsibility


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THpIvzAi8XI


Interview by Charlie Rose

Werner discussing taking personal responsibility for one's life ie becoming equal to one's condition in life with iconic syndicated Public Broadcasting Service late night talk show host Charlie Rose.

Time 1:25


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Werner Erhard: Ruthless, Compassionate, Authenticity ... What Is Possible


http://www.wernererhardvideo.com/ruthless-compassionate-authenticitywhat-is-possible


Robyn Symon outtake - 2006

Werner speaking about being both ruthless and compassionate in leading programs, noting that being one without the other doesn't work, and about being authentically committed to what's possible for people.

Time 2:18


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Werner Erhard: The est  Training


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akEAHT4qI20


Interview by Sandy Baron - 1974

Werner offering the est  Training in a light hearted interview with AM New York  television reporter and est  graduate Sandy Baron.

Time 3:02


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Werner Erhard: The est  Training II


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f17cu-TS-Tk


Interview

Werner revealing the est  Training in which people experienced life's emptiness  and meaninglessness  which is existentialism's end point, then went beyond that to enormous freedom.

Time 1:05


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Werner Erhard: The est  Training III


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMeXmFVq6cY


Interview - 1979

Werner detailing the method of the est  Training, motivating for nurturing success, and making relationships work in exclusive footage from the People Are Talking  television interview with Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller.

Time 3:08


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Werner Erhard: The est  Training IV


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMfTllm19AQ


Interview by Tom Snyder

Werner looking at the est  Training and answering what part, if any, his personal story  plays in it working in part I of this interview with Tom Snyder.

Time 1:40


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Werner Erhard: The est  Training V


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPBzmiS5dKA


Interviews

Werner spelling out the possibility of the est  Training in television interviews with Elle Dylan (You, February 1980), Dinah Shore (Dinah!, June 1976), People Are Talking  (December 1979), KHOU-TV News  (November 1983), Weekday  (filmed at Boston University, January 1982).

Time 7:43


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Werner Erhard: The Forum


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDTPZ2sWC4Q


Interview by Charlie Rose

Werner clarifying the method of the Forum as distinct from yet inclusive of common sense  with iconic syndicated Public Broadcasting Service late night talk show host Charlie Rose.

Time 2:07


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Werner Erhard: The Six Day Course


http://www.erhardseminarstraining.com


Six Day Course

Werner inventing the phrase "I used to be different; now I am the same" during an interaction with a Six Day Course participant in this brief, priceless video. "I used to be different; now I am the same" later became the title of a film showcasing the Six Day Course.

Time 1:07


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Werner Erhard: Thinking on the Nature of Creativity through the Art of Dialogue


http://www.wernererhardvideo.com/a-conversation-to-provoke-thinking-on-the-nature-of-creativity-through-the-art-of-dialogue


Interviewing introduction

Werner in a conversation to provoke thinking on the nature of creativity through the art of dialogue.

Time 1:01:37


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Werner Erhard: Transformation vs Change


http://www.wernererhardvideo.com/transformation-vs-change


Robyn Symon outtake - 2006

Werner wielding a scalpel between "transformation" and "change", and in so doing, revealing the difference between a transformed life and a merely changed life.

Time 1:48


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Werner Erhard's Influence: Individuals Making a Difference Worldwide


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxBrlkRnsLs


Excerpts from The est  Foundation, The Breakthrough Foundation, The Hunger Project, The Centers Network, The Community Workshop - 1982

Werner influencing is fait accompli  in this footage with Prema Elvin, Sarah Cross, Dan Miller, Joan Holmes, Robert Herstek, Bob Curtis, Werner, Lorin Scott, Tony Morgan, Vic Gioscia, Landon Carter, Steve Zaffron, Stewart Esposito, est  graduates, Community Workshop participants, and others.

Time 7:25


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