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Mythic Dimension: Sel. Essays 1959-1987 (97 Edition)by Campbell
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Filled with hundreds of specific examples and organized into a coherent framework of practical concepts that can be applied by managers and entrepreneurs at all levels, Built to Last provides a master blueprint for building organizations that will prosper in the 21st century and beyond. In Good to Great, the most widely anticipated management book of the year, Jim Collins presents nothing less than a recipe book on how to make a good company great. Following the success of his international blockbuster Built to Last, where he and co-author Jerry Porras discovered the secrets of companies that were outstanding at their founding and then sustained greatness, Collins wondered what could be done for the company that is good or mediocre at best? He questioned whether there have been companies that started weak and finished strong, and if so, what can be said about these companies that might help managers turn a mediocre organization into a great one? So Collins and his research team undertook a massive five year study of every company that has made the Fortune 500 since the advent of that listing in 1965, and has crafted a book as practical and insightful as BUILT TO LAST. This exclusive deluxe box set brings together the two most important business books of the last decade from Jim Collins, the leader in modern business theory.
The occult, art, and psychology are only a few of the fascinating subjects examined in these twelve eclectic, far-ranging essays by Joseph Campbell that explore myth in all its dimensions. Never before gathered in one volume, these works were written at the height of Campbell's creative powers. Index. Line drawings throughout.
Provocative and personal writings on mythology, culture, and modern life by our century's foremost interpreter and teacher of myth.
Gathered together here for the first time are twelve eclectic,far-ranging, and brilliant essays exploring myth in all its dimensions:its history; its influence on art, literature, and culture; and its role in everyday life. Written at the height of Joseph Campbell's career — and showcasing the lively and learned intelligence that made him thepremier writer on mythology of our times — these essays investigatethe profound links between myth and history, the arts, and modern life.From psychology to the occult, from Thomas Mann to the Grateful Dead, from Goddess spirituality to Freud and Jung, these playful anderudite writings reveal the threads of myth woven deeply into thefabric of our culture and our lives.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -244).
About the Author
John Campbell (1904-1987) wrote, among other works, the classics The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Inner Reaches of Outer Space,and The Masks of God.A prolific writer, lecturer, and scholar of art, history, religion, and culture, he taught at Sarah Lawrence College.
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