The Relationship Between

Economics and Mythology

 

Presented by Cyril Morong

 

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Overview: Below are links to articles and papers I have written. There are also some links to other scholars and news stories

 

My Academic Research & Work

 

The Creative-Destroyers: Are Entrepreneurs Mythological Heroes? (Presented at the annual meetings of the Western Economic Association, July 1992).

 

"Mythology, Joseph Campbell, and the Socioeconomic Conflict,” The Journal of Socio-Economics, Volume 23, No.4, 1994.

 

"Economists, Parsifal, and the Search for the Holy Grail," Journal of Economic Issues, December 1996. A Spanish Version of the Parsifal article

 

"The Economist as Parsifal" A longer version of the Journal of Economic Issues article

"Mythology, Ideology and Politics." (Presented at the annual meetings of The Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics in July 1994, Paris, France-This is the section that compares ideology to mythology)

"The Intersection of Economic Signals and Mythic Symbols." (Presented at the annual meetings of The Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics in July 1997, Montreal).(This paper will be published in 2007 in "Revista de Economia Institucional," a Spanish language journal in Columbia published by Universidad Externado de Colombia) (this will also be published in 2010 in Language and Politics Edited by John Joseph, published by Routledge)

 

Freedom and Mythology: Did Joseph Campbell have Libertarian Tendencies?

 

Who Says Entrepreneurs Are Heroes? (Remarks prepared for the first HERO'S JOURNEY ENTREPRENEURSHIP FESTIVAL, March 31st, 2007 at Pepperdine University)

 

Click here to watch a video of my Pepperdine presentation

 

"Aging and Entrepreneurship." Article in the Encyclopedia of Financial Gerontology, Lois A. Vitt and Jurg K. Siegenthaler, Editors-in-Chief, Greenwood Press, 1996.

 

"Aging and Entrepreneurship." Article in the Encyclopedia of Financial Gerontology, Lois A. Vitt and Jurg K. Siegenthaler, Editors-in-Chief, Greenwood Press, 1996. (MS Word Version in columns)

 

Academic Research & Work of Others

 

The Page of Morris Silver, author of the book "Taking Ancient Mythology Economically" and editor of the book "Ancient Economy in Mythology"

The Hero and the Outlaw: Building Extraordinary Brands Through the Power of Archetypes (Hardcover) by Margaret Mark (Author), Carol S. Pearson (Author)-book
Innovative Entrepreneurship and Public Policy Hero with a Thousand Faces: A Report of the 2006 Rueschlikon Conference on Information Policy By Kenneth Cukier
The Spirit of Entrepreneurship: Exploring the Essence of Entrepreneurship Through Personal Stories by Nandram, Sharda S. & Samsom, Karel J.(book)

 

 

Other Articles and News Stories

 

Joseph Campbell on Entrepreneurship

The Calling of the Entrepreneur (Published in The New Leaders: The Business Bulletin for Transformative Leadership, November/December 1992.) (by Cyril Morong)

PDF Version of "The Calling of the Entrepreneur" (by Cyril Morong)

The Myth of Authenticity (The Myths Behind Certain Brand Names)

When Reebok had a women's running shoe named after a demon that sneaks into womens' beds and rapes them (Incubus)

The Entrepreneur as Hero by Candace Allen Smith (from 1997)

Heroes of Star Wars: What the East Can Learn From the West by Lew Rockwell

Let the Power of Myth Inspire Your Professional Journey by Francine R. Gaillour

The Power of Venture Myth by Peter Rip

Thinking Allowed with Jeffrey Mishlove-LEADERSHIP FROM WITHIN with JAMES KOUZES (more Kouzes links below)

Johan Norberg’s talk “Entrepreneurs Are the Heroes of the World"

The Entrepreneur As American Hero by Walter E. Williams

Follow Your Bliss by Jerry Osteryoung (Executive Director of The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship and a professor of Finance in the College of Business at Florida State University)

Reflections of an entrepreneur by Narayana N. R. Murthy, Chairman and CEO Infosys Technologies Limited (he told Wharton MBA grads to follow their bliss)

 

Interesting Blogs & Links

 

Liberating the Entrepreneurial Spirit for Good

Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurial Blog

Collegiate Entrepreneurship Resource Center (Kauffman Foundation)

Mythic Journeys

Joseph Campbell Foundation

Mythic Journeys to Steer Business Revolution (event) Thought and Business Leaders to Discuss the Path to Distinctiveness

Artistic Entrepreneurship & Technology 101 (a class taught by Dr. Elliot McGucken)

Start-Up Guide What makes a hero?

JAMES KOUZES

JAMES KOUZES

Managementtraining and Intuitive Tuning

Arts Entrepreneurship Educator's Network (AEEN)