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The Self-Help Guru That Drove His Followers to Death

A case study of the dark side of self-improvement

James Arthur Ray in 2017, From Reporter999 on Wikipedia Commons — Public Domain

“He’s part of a growing number of entrepreneurs giving workshops and seminars all over the US in the 2000s. His unorthodox methods and blend of self-improvement philosophies and economic advice have won praise from Oprah and others. His career seems to be taking off, but his ever more extreme…

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