L. Ron Hubbard is perhaps best known as an author and the Founder of the religion of Scientology, his works published in 52 languages and hundreds of millions of copies in print. Yet he is also remembered by millions as a great humanitarian who, after more than half a century of research into methods to better the human condition, left a legacy that improves peoples lives in innumerable ways. This legacy is recorded in an immense body of work that literally comprises tens of millions of words.
Born in Tilden, Nebraska, on March 13, 1911,
By the time he enrolled in George Washington University in 1930 to study engineering, it was obvious that he had already embarked upon his life's worka search for solutions to man's most perplexing problems, and the creation of workable technologies that would improve all facets of life.
While the full array of his accomplishments could fill a book, there are some it would be particularly fitting to mention here.
His interest in education and the problems associated with passing on knowledge began early. At the age of 15, he was teaching Chamorro children in Guam, utilizing unique methods he developeda harbinger of breakthroughs he would make in the field of education and study. Then, while in the U.S. Navy during World War II,
By 1950, he noted that Today's children will become tomorrow's civilization, and warned of a society that was destroying itself by its own educational systems, a prediction that has proven nightmarishly accurate. No armchair philosopher, however,
His accomplishments included a considerable body of work which became known as his Study Technology. It contains his discoveries of the basic reasons why students fail to grasp a subject and of the barriers to full comprehension of what one is studying. And he developed methods by which anyone can improve his ability to learn and apply what he has studied. Today, his Study Technology is used in schools throughout the world.
Likewise in 1950, realizing that what passed for administration and management at the time was inconsistent and arbitrary,
In 1965, after years of continuing research into the forms and functions of organization,
The full body of his work in this area can be found in nine encyclopedia-sized volumes, including an index volume, comprising the Organization Executive Course, and the three Management Series volumes. Contained in these twelve volumes is technology that guarantees the survival and growth of groups from small to enormous, as has been proven by thousands upon thousands of companies and groups in countries throughout the world in recent decades.
After completing his work, L. Ron Hubbard departed this life on January 24, 1986. He accomplished all he had set out to do and his legacy continues to impact on the lives of millions.
Today, millions in many fields utilize L. Ron Hubbard's principles to rid themselves of those shadows and better their lives.
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L. Ron Hubbard, A Profile
The Hubbard College of Administration
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