The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life with Luke Burgis

Venture Stories | 7 March 2021 | 0h 52m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Luke Burgis about his book Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life. Discusses how he’s making the audience for Rene Girard’s work bigger; why innovation became high status while imitation was high status earlier in history; what is most often misunderstood about mimetic desire; the difference between internal and external mediators; what all this has to do with entrepreneurship; how leaders can manage mimesis in their company; the difference between mimetic and objective value; the founder’s mythology and mimetic theory; and why Nietzsche was right about resentment.

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