Dorian Taylor ruminates on corporate mythologies, and digs into the Saint-Exupery quote:

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.

In a corporate setting, a more apropos rendition would be

To build a boat: get some wood, sealant, canvas, and rope.

If however you want to build boats: teach people to yearn for the vast and endless sea ...

while also perfecting a process for salting herring so that starving Europeans can survive winter.

Mythologies are better when the inspired have directly applicable economic games to play.