Cisco and Scientology

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Feb 21, 2001, 11:43:52 AM2/21/01
[Fwd of an article on alt.religion.scientology about Cisco employees taking
a course based on the teachings of Scientology crime cult founder Lafayette
Ronald Hubbard.]

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Subject: Cisco, study tech and the amazing Applied Scholastics
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In article <>, Sparky
<> wrote:


>On Mon, 19 Feb 2001 22:56:58 +0100, Tilman Hausherr
><> wrote:
>>X-No-Archive: yes
>>Get in Shape for Digital
>>Training Choices are Many and Varied
>>Communications Technology
>>May 2000

>>Techs for hire
>>Emphasizing the relative complexity of headend technology is not to
>>minimize the importance of fieldwork. In fact, customer premise work is
>>an increasingly sophisticated part of the cable equation.
>>Part of FatPipeU’s solution involves a self-paced training technology
>>that Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard developed and which Cisco uses
>>in its worldwide manufacturing operations.
>Anybody know if this is true .... Cisco uses HubbardTeckDrek??

Funny you should ask! Yes, they do:

This article discusses how Cisco, as well as other high tech firms, have
employed a training program called "100% Proficiency Training, which is based
on -- stop me if you've heard this one before - the study tech developed by
that benevolent corporate visionary, L. Ron Hubbard.

But it gets more interesting than that.

The 100% Proficiency Training system was developed by a company called
"Effective Training Solutions." Based in Fremont, California, the firm is
owned and operated by one Ingrid Gudenas, scientologist success story.

Here is an article praising the good work by ETS:

You might note that it comes from the good folks at Applied Scholastics, the
educational wing of the multinational corporate religion we all know and love.

But wait. It gets *even more interesting*.

Ingrid, you see, is also the director of the Applied Scholastics of San

Applied Scholastics of San Francisco
39355 California St. #207
Fremont, CA 94538
Phone: 510 797 6806
FAX: 510 797 6805
Director: Ingrid Gudenas

Gosh, she runs a profitable training company *and* the local Applied
Scholastics school - that Ingrid is one tireless being!

Hmm, just a minute here. Fremont. Fremont. Where have we seen that before?

I remember now!

Training Programs & Services
Effective Training Solutions 510-797-6806
39355 California St # 207
Fremont, CA

Why, this is odd. Why is Effective Training Solutions, the private company run
by Ingrid Gudenas, operating out of the same office as Applied Scholastics of
San Francisco? Applied Scholastics is a non-profit organization, and was even
mentioned in the IRS agreement. And yet, here it is, in the same office as
Effective Training Solutions. They even share a phone number.

Curiouser and curiouser ...

Oh well. At least working for the government pays off nicely for Ingrid and
Applied Sch0-- err, sorry, Effective Training Solutions. Here is a list of
money paid out to government contracters:

Ingrid got nearly a quarter of a million dollars from the state of California!
I bet Ron would be very proud of her, however I suspect the good folks at the
IRS might be somewhat confused by the apparent interchangeability of her
company and Applied Scholastics of San Francisco.

It pays to increase your google power,


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