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Sunday Letters is the weekly audio newsletter on life, work, & the pursuit of happiness. Content follows the written newsletter which goes out to subscribers every Sunday. Topics include psychology, philosophy, society and culture. Using these as a foundation, I explore the meaning and purpose of life and daily work; why we do it and what would we do without it. In Sunday Letters I go deep and long, and if that’s your bag then I think you’ll enjoy the material.

Sunday Letters Larry G. Maguire

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Sunday Letters is the weekly audio newsletter on life, work, & the pursuit of happiness. Content follows the written newsletter which goes out to subscribers every Sunday. Topics include psychology, philosophy, society and culture. Using these as a foundation, I explore the meaning and purpose of life and daily work; why we do it and what would we do without it. In Sunday Letters I go deep and long, and if that’s your bag then I think you’ll enjoy the material.

    214 Jung on The Human Condition

    214 Jung on The Human Condition

    Jung says the bigger the crowd, the more negligible the individual becomes. This lost individual Jung speaks of is the ego-based individual—the one that sees itself as either an oversized old stuffed shirt full of its own importance or as poor little me overwhelmed by its insignificance. We perhaps can see how a consumerist society such as ours can offer a solution to the problem, albeit not much of a solution. In this way, Jung says that the individual becomes more and more a function of society as an abstract idea where everybody is the subject of autocratic rule.

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    213 New Capitalism & The Conflict of Interests

    213 New Capitalism & The Conflict of Interests

    This week’s Sunday Letters brings you the final part of the Leadership Series. It’s a shorter piece than previous weeks, and in it, I take a somewhat cynical look at the trend amongst corporates to promote worker wellbeing and environmental initiatives. Are their efforts mere window dressing? I think so because, when it all comes down to it, there is, above all else, the imperative for profit. In this series on leadership, I have examined events from the past, offered expert opinion, and referenced psychological research to demonstrate that in the pursuit of the corporate aim, leaders often take unmitigated risks. Their sense of humanity and concern for others only reaches so far until the wellbeing of the organisation and their own survival takes precedence. It is a phenomenon of the way we live, and it is, unfortunately, alive and well. To overcome it, we’ve got to live by our own personal values, hold to our own individual mind, and always be vigilant. The alternative is to be swept along by a mentality that’s not of our own making.

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    212 Inauthentic Leadership & The Centrality of The Entrepreneurial Image

    212 Inauthentic Leadership & The Centrality of The Entrepreneurial Image

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    Welcome to the penultimate essay in the Sunday Letters Leadership Series. Over the course of the series, I have brought you thoughts on the paradox of success, Machiavellianism, inauthentic leadership, and this week I’m taking a look at the centrality of the entrepreneurial image. These essays previously lived on The Lead, a publication I started on a whim a few months ago that is now moving here, with some edits, to Sunday Letters. I hope you’ll enjoy these essays and the perspectives they represent. They are, in large part, my personal philosophy on how to live and work successfully with others while holding true to values that align with our sense of humanity.

    Prelude | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4


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    211 A Leadership Lesson From An Older Generation

    211 A Leadership Lesson From An Older Generation

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    This week on Sunday Letters, I’m bringing you the fourth in a series of essays on the art of ethical leadership. Over the course of the series, we’ll cover the paradox of success, Machiavellianism, inauthentic leadership, and new Capitalism, amongst other topics, in an effort to show an all too prominent flaw in the human character. These essays previously lived on The Lead, a publication that I started on a whim a few months ago that is now moving here to Sunday Letters. I hope you’ll enjoy these essays and the perspectives they represent. They are, in large part, my personal philosophy on how to live and work successfully with others. I hope you enjoy them.

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    210 The Leadership Paradox

    210 The Leadership Paradox

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    This week on Sunday Letters, I’m bringing you the second in a series of essays on the art of ethical leadership. Over the course of the series, we’ll cover the paradox of success, Machiavellianism, inauthentic leadership, and new Capitalism, amongst other topics in an effort to show an all too prominent flaw in the human character. These essays previously lived on The Lead, a publication that I started on a whim a few months ago that is now moving here to Sunday Letters. I hope you’ll enjoy these essays and the perspectives they represent. They are, in large part, my personal philosophy on how to live and work successfully with others.

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    209 The Essence of Leadership

    209 The Essence of Leadership

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    This week in Sunday Letters begins a series on leadership. Over the next six weeks, I’ll be bringing you essays on the paradox of success, Machiavellianism, inauthentic leadership, and new Capitalism amongst other topics. These essays previously lived on a minuscule publication (The Lead) that I started on a whim a few months ago that is moving here to Sunday Letters. I hope you enjoy these essays and the perspectives they represent. After all, they represent in large part my personal philosophy on how to work successfully with others.

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