Welcome back, my friends, to the show that seemed to have ended. We’re back with a brand new Conversely, and we do hope that you enjoy the new format. We’re trying some new things, hopefully having some new guests, and as always we’d love to know what you think. If you didn’t take our survey yet, please clickety click on this here link.

Today’s episode goes deep into the realm of mythology, as we explore Joseph Campbell‘s monomyth and The Hero’s Journey, a theory about our unending, timeless human desire to understand the world through the stories of heroes and their paths toward enlightenment.

More specifically we talk about rock stars and CEOs. But, well, that’s just how we do it on Conversely.

As we mention in the episode, this was all kicked off by an idea Mike had while driving, that went a little something like this:

Hero's Journey

We’ll let you read up on the rest. Here are the show notes:

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  • Joseph Moore

    Really fascinating stuff! I’m embarrassed to say that even though I’ve written 9 screenplays and have read more about the Hero’s Journey than I care to remember, I’ve never once thought to apply it to the Rockstar CEO.