Luke Burgis reading from René Girard’s Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World and discussing the importance of business aims beyond mere profit-making potential.
Does doing your work add to your sense of humanity … or lessen it? In this episode, Luke Burgis discusses the concept of ‘principled entrepreneurship’ and the significance of a holistic view of business in the context of human ecology. Luke is an author and veteran entrepreneur. He also introduces us to his book “Wanting” and the pivotal change in his own life that pushed him to lead a more virtuous existence.
Luke reads two pages from ‘Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World’ by René Girard. [reading begins at 13:44]
Hear us talk about:
- The process of deconstructing and reconstructing yourself. [06:38]
- How mimesis contributes to conflict: ‘Imitation of desires leads to rivalry and conflict.’ [17:50]
- Is conflict a natural part of the human condition? [20:16]
- The positive effect of cultivating relationships in unexpected places. [28:20]
- The opportunity cost of choices: ‘Decisions come with the renunciation of other opportunities.’ [35:51]
- Shaping desires. [37:22]
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René Girard | Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World
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