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Wanting by Luke Burgis PDF Summary

This is a book about why people want what they want. Why you want what you want.
Each of us spends every moment of our life, from the moment we’re born to the moment we die, wanting something.

We even want in our sleep. Yet few people ever take the time to understand how they come to want things in the first place. Wanting well, like thinking clearly, is not an ability we’re born with. It’s a freedom we have to earn. Due to one powerful yet little-known feature of human desire, that freedom is hard-won.

There are certain insights that, once you see them, begin to seep into your experience of daily living. An understanding of mimetic desire is one of them. Once you know how it works, you will start to see how it explains much of the world around you.

And that will include not just the family member whose weird lifestyle you would never choose, or the politics in your workplace, or the friend who cares about social media too much, or the colleague who brags about their kid who got into Harvard. It will include you. You will see it in yourself.

Contents of Wanting by Luke Burgis PDF


  1. Hidden Models-Romantic Lies, Infant Truth
  • Secrets Babies Keep
  • The Martini Is a Gateway Drug
  • Torches of Freedom
  • Mimetic Games
  • Models That Move Markets

2. Distorted Reality-Were All-Freshmen Again

  • Two Kinds of Models
  • Celebristan
  • Freshmanistan
  • Distortion 1: The Misappropriation of Wonder
  • Distortion 2: The Cult of Experts
  • Distortion 3: Reflexivity
  • Social Mediation

3. Social Contagion-Cycles of Desire

  • Lamborghini versus Ferrari
  • Memes and Mimetic Theory
  • The Flywheel Effect
  • The Creative Cycle
  • The Destructive Cycle
  • Hierarchical Values
  • The Collapse of Desire

4. The Invention of Blame-An Underrated Social Discovery

  • Sacred Violence
  • The Danger of Purity
  • Saving People from Themselves
  • The Path of Least Resistance
  • The Dancing Mania of 1518
  • Safety in Judgment
  • The Joy of Hate Watching
  • The Scapegoat Wins
  • Self-Awareness, Self-Hatred
  • Signs of Contradiction


5. Anti-Mimetic-Feeding the People, Not the System

  • Moving Goalposts
  • Mimetic Systems
  • Being Watched and Rated
  • The Tra-La-La and the Chichi
  • The One Less Traveled By
  • Modeling a New Mindset

6. Disruptive Empathy-Breaking Through Thin Desires

  • The Problem with Sympathy
  • Thick Desires
  • Shaking the Dust
  • Fulfillment Stories
  • Motivational Patterns

7. Transcendent Leadership-How Great Leaders Inspire and Shape Desire

  • Immanent Desire
  • Transcendent Desire
  • Skill 1: Shift Gravity
  • Skill 2: The Speed of Truth
  • Skill 3: Discernment
  • Skill 4: Sit Quietly in a Room
  • Skill 5: Filter Feedback

8. The Mimetic Future-What We Will Want Tomorrow

  • Cultural Quicksand
  • Instruments versus Relationships
  • Engineering Desire
  • Transforming Desire
  • Pivotal Spaces
  • The Three Inventions
  • Single Greatest Desire

Details of Wanting by Luke Burgis PDF

Book Name:Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life
Author:Luke Burgis
Publisher:St. Martin’s Press
Release date:1 June 2021

About the Author

LUKE BURGIS has founded and led multiple companies. He’s currently entrepreneur-in-residence and director of programs at the Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship at the Catholic University of America, where he also teaches business and develops new education initiatives.

He’s also the founder and director of Fourth Wall Ventures, an incubator for people and companies that contribute to the formation of a healthy human ecology. He graduated from NYU Stern School of Business and later from a pontifical university in Rome, where he studied theology. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Claire.

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