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 Is Coming To Stanford!

Cowboy Cottage, East Napa, California, USA

September 7, 2017



This essay, Werner is Coming To Stanford!, is the tenth in an open group World Transformed:
  1. The Friends Of The Landmark Forum In South Africa
  2. The Transformation Of The World
  3. Werner's Work Is Coming Back To Hawai'i
  4. Werner Erhard Slide Experience
  5. Werner's Work Is Coming To Back To Hawai'i Again
  6. Werner's Work Is Coming To Fiji
  7. Werner's Work Is Coming To The Dominican Republic
  8. The Breakthrough That Unlocks Futures
  9. Werner's Work Is Back In Hawai'i
  10. Werner Is Coming To Stanford!
in that order.

It is also the sequel to Leadership In The World Today II: Webinar.

It was written at the same time as

Werner's stated intention has long been to bring the conversation for transformation, leadership, and integrity to respected academia. Seminars, lectures, and courses created by him (the Leadership Course, for example) have been presented at many fine institutions of education, and businesses around the world (click here  for an extensive list). Having trained many people to lead his courses, Werner is no longer the only leader of the Leadership Course. Many leaders are now leading the Leadership Course and other courses, both publicly as well as for academic institutions, and businesses.

As part of this thrust ie as part of his ongoing commitment to academia, Werner has accepted an invitation extended by Dr James Doty, founder of Stanford University's Department of Medicine's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, to discuss how compassion has played a role in his life's work.

When I first learned about this event to be titled Conversations on Compassion with Werner Erhard, I was asked to respect that the conversation between Dr Doty and Werner was intended as a private offering made known only for Stanford's faculty and academic staff. It would give Stanford's faculty and academic staff an opportunity to listen Werner close up, face to face. And it would give Werner the opportunity to fulfill on his ongoing commitment to bring the conversation for transformation, leadership, and integrity to respected academia. It was all I could do to bite my tongue to keep this event under wraps, private, out of the public eye.

Eventually (fortuitously, as it would seem) there were still some seats available after the faculty and academic staff had reserved theirs. At that time ie on Wednesday September 6, 2017, a decision was made to offer the remaining seats to Werner's friends. Given this would be Werner's first publicly accessible presentation in the San Francisco Bay Area in nearly two and a half years, there was no doubt once word got out, all remaining seats would be snapped up almost instantaneously.

The next day ie shortly after midnight in the wee hours of Thursday September 7, 2017, it was my privilege to make the following international announcement to two thousand people plus by e-mail, sharing this priceless opportunity to Be with Werner in a rare, live public appearance. My announcement was distributed to both graduates and non-graduates of Werner's work alike.

Here it is, Conversations For Transformation e-mail announcement #1,252:




Conversations For Transformation

Essays By Laurence Platt

Inspired By The Ideas Of Werner Erhard

And More



Werner Is Coming To Stanford!

Cowboy Cottage, East Napa, California, USA

September 7, 2017


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Cowboy Cottage, East Napa, California, USA
Thursday September 7, 2017



Hello!

I'm Laurence.

Another extraordinary opportunity has opened up to Be with Werner in 2017, this time in a rare, live public appearance (not a webinar).

The event, hosted by Stanford University's Department of Medicine's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, is titled Conversations on Compassion with Werner Erhard, and will take place at Stanford on Thursday November 16, 2017 from 6:00pm through 7:30pm.

The center's founder and director Dr James Doty will ask Werner about his life's work and how compassion has played a role. This event is an hour-long dialogue followed by questions from the audience.
Werner's stated intention has long been to bring the conversation for transformation, leadership, and integrity to respected academia. The event, which was first made known only for the faculty and academic staff of Stanford, is now open to the public.

To register in this extraordinary event, and to get driving directions, click here, or copy and paste this link into your browser's location box:

http://ccare.stanford.edu/events/conversations-on-compassion-with-werner-erhard

Thank You for Your Listening.

Thank You for Your Relationship with Werner.

With my Love,





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Werner's events have an extraordinarily palpable sense of humanity, unlike almost anything else ordinarily available in the world. Something happens ie something predictably magical  happens when people are in the presence of other people when transformation is also present. It's both exceptional yet very basic (even obvious, once you get what it really is) at the same time. It's the tangible presence of what's possible for being for human beings.

What this might look like when it's routinely offered by institutions of higher education as essential curricula, is anyone's guess. I have my own ideas about this, and how the openings it generates would look when taken out into the world by university graduates. My personal sense is this particular offering of transformation, leadership, and integrity, when made available through university and college courses, would alter everything that's possible for education as we know it.

There's considerable worldwide momentum now. We're in a whole new ballgame. And as to how compassion played a role in getting us to this point, I invite you to come to Stanford on Thursday November 16, 2017, be a listening for Werner, and find out.



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