"Hero's Journey should be required reading for all young people entering the business world who dream of being entrepreneurs and are seeking inspiration." --Philip Anschutz, Chairman and CEO, The Anschutz Corporation
"Many 'new ideas' in today's leadership writing are recycled from timeless exemplars in literature, philosophy and sacred texts. Hero's Journey draws upon those texts but wraps them in poignantly personal lessons from a world class entrepreneur and a worldly statesman priest." --Louis Kim, Vice President, Hewlett-Packard
"A Field Guide for the Hero's Journey" is an amazing book. Inspirational and practical at the same time and guaranteed to address virtually any "do I have what it takes?" questions you may have about a life of entrepreneurship. Jeff Sandefer is the educator better suited than anyone on earth to give life to the adage, "Those who can, do. Those who cannot, teach." --Dr. Steven Berglas, psychiatrist, formerly at Harvard Medical School and current Forbes columnist
Jeff Sandefer and Rev. Robert Sirico have national reputations as extraordinary teachers who change the lives of their students forever. Guided by the premise that everyone has the potential to be a hero, this inspirational and practical book will help you focus on the right questions that will enable you to lead a life of purpose, achievement, and, yes, heroism. --Adam Meyerson, President, The Philanthropy RoundtableA Field Guide for the Hero's Journey
is the modern "how-to" for entrepreneurs working on accomplishing big things. Joseph Campbell would be proud. You can't ask for two better guides on this subject.--Andreas Widmer, author of The Pope and the CEO
About the Author
Jeff Sandefer is an entrepreneur, a teacher and an educational innovator. As an entrepreneur, he started his first company at age 16; recently he sold Sandefer Capital Partners, an energy investment firm with several billion dollars in assets. As an education innovator, ten years ago Jeff and a group of successful entrepreneur-teachers started the
Acton School of Business - named after the Victorian scholar of freedom, Lord Acton, who most famously said, "Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely." The school is dedicated to serving America's next generation of principled entrepreneurs. Acton is famous for its 100-hour work weeks, and the Princeton Review - the gold standard for business school rankings - has consistently ranked Acton's teachers, students and program as one of the top MBA programs in the country. More recently, Jeff and his wife started
Acton Academy, a low cost elementary school that has been drawing national attention as one of the leaders in blended and project based learning.
Rev. Robert A. Sirico is a parish priest and author of Defending the Free Market. As president of the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty, he has spoken to Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant groups, to secular and religious university audiences, and to pastors and political leaders around the world. A tireless defender of economic freedom and entrepreneurship, Rev. Sirico emphasizes that God made us to be free, creative, and responsible, and any system that undermines that purpose will also undermine human flourishing. His essays have appeared in the New York Times, National Review, Crisis, Forbes, and the Wall Street Journal.