Dr. Farson is a psychologist, educator and author who directed several organizations noted for their innovative programs in human affairs. A co-founder of WBSI, he has served either as president or chairman from its beginning. He was also the founding dean of the school of environmental design at the California Institute of the Arts, president of Esalen Institute, a faculty member of the Saybrook Graduate School and Research Institute, and is the immediate past president of the International Design Conference in Aspen. A University of Chicago Ph.D. in psychology, he served as a Ford Foundation Fellow on the Human Relations Faculty of the Harvard Business School, and as a Research Officer in the U.S. Navy, studying leadership, motivation, morale and training. His books are Science and Human Affairs, The Future of the Family, Birthrights and the critically acclaimed bestseller, Management of the Absurd: Paradoxes in Leadership, now published in 11 languages. His latest book, co-authored with Ralph Keyes, is Whoever Makes the Most Mistakes Wins: The Paradox of Innovation, was recently published by Free Press/Simon and Schuster.
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