Publication Date: 02/06/2022 ISBN: 9781800750647 Category:


Luke Burgis

Publisher: Swift Press
Publication Date: 02/06/2022 ISBN: 9781800750647 Category:
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'A spellbinding read' - Adam Grant 'Luke Burgis makes Girard's ideas come alive for those of us who don't have a Ph.D. in literary studies. This fascinating and playful book will be of particular help for anyone who leads or manages people' - Jonathan Haidt 'I love the book' - Ryan Holiday 'Offer(s) some fresh perspectives on our desires, what is really driving them and how we take more control' - Financial Times, Best June Business Books 'By helping us understand the destructive power of mimetic desire, Burgis offers a way to extricate ourselves and our communities from its harmful grip to form a more human, empathetic, and value-based world' - Stephen Hanselman, co-author of Lives of the Stoics 'Luke Burgis has produced the go-to book on this topic' - Tyler Cowen 'His prose is punchy. His anecdotes are entertaining. There are even witty cartoons... Part philosophical tract, part self-help guide, Wanting is a thought-provoking book. It's also a deeply moral one. Like many Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, Burgis wants to create a better world. The ideas he presents, and his suggestions for action, seem to offer a more realistic hope than most' - Christina Patterson, The Sunday Times 'It's not merely a big-idea book, but a careful, brave and loving account of mimetic theory's transformative power in people's lives, including his own' - Matthew Packer, New Zealand Listener

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