What’s up with the history of
While there are varying
reports about Landmark, where the education comes from,
when it began and who formed the company, it is a fact
that the company began in 1991 and was formed by a group
of employees that originally worked in one form or
another for Werner Erhard. It also is a documented fact
that Werner Erhard, the controversial figure of the
60’s, sold the company amidst negative publicity and
relocated outside of the U.S.
Occasionally people ask about who
Werner Erhard is, what his relationship is to
Landmark and about the controversy that surrounded him.
There is a biography on Werner Erhard written by
Dr. Jane Self that
addresses these questions at length. As well as a
documentary movie and DVD, “Transformation:
The Life & Legacy of Werner Erhard,” written and
directed by Emmy Award winner
Producer/Director Robyn Symon.
Landmark is not a not-for-profit organization nor is
it a public company. As such, the company is not
required to give a public explanation of its history;
however they provide a comprehensive outline of how and
when the company was formed in the Company History
section of their site. The organization seems to have
evolved over time and the company is owned by a trust
that is operated to benefit its staff. The company
reports to an elected Board of Directors.
What other people
internet is full of articles whose main purpose appears
to be manipulating the history of the company and
creating controversy. These articles attempt to
such as claims that Werner Erhard still owns a piece of
the company, or that the company has some connection to
Scientology. These, and other stories that are out
merely designed to create controversy, have been
definitively reported as
by numerous major newspapers.
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LLC or any of its affiliated entities.