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Living with Mastery: What It Takes (PDF File of PowerPoint Slides)

185 Pages Posted: 6 Dec 2010 Last revised: 1 May 2016

Werner Erhard

Independent

Michael C. Jensen

SSRN; Harvard Business School; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI); Harvard University - Accounting & Control Unit

Joseph J. DiMaggio

Landmark Worldwide LLC

Date Written: May 30, 2013

Abstract

This paper is based on slide talks presented to the general public. Those talks and this paper present a way of accessing life, living, and who one is for oneself, based on studying masters (e.g., master athletes, master physicists, master educators, master physicians, and master artists).

Like masters of any specialized area, while masters of life are innately ordinary people, they do perceive and comprehend life (experience life) – the world, others, and themselves – differently than most of us do. As a result, they interact with the world, others, and themselves differently than most of us do. And, it is the way in which they interact with life and with themselves that makes them extraordinarily effective in dealing with life while enjoying an exceptionally high quality of life.

This paper spells out the way masters of life access life, living, and themselves, and does so in words that make mastery of life accessible to the rest of us ordinary people.

Keywords: Mastery, Ontology, Conversational Domain, Way of Acting, Way of Being, Occurring, Actionable Access, Phenomenology, As Lived

JEL Classification: Z1

Suggested Citation

Erhard, Werner and Jensen, Michael C. and DiMaggio, Joseph J., Living with Mastery: What It Takes (PDF File of PowerPoint Slides) (May 30, 2013). Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper 11-067; Barbados Group Working Paper No. 11-01. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1720884 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1720884

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