“I was deeply moved when I read this book. It is provoking, intense, passionate – a timely deep dive into how personal and societal transformation are interconnected.”

Uffe Elbaek
Member of the Danish Parliament & Founder ofthe KaosPilots

“Unlearn intertwines the political and the personal, the individual and society, the past and the future. It enables us to take fresh perspectives on today’s existential challenges, and thus deserves many readers.”

Tomas Björkman
Author of “The World We Create” & Founder ofthe Ekskäret Foundation

A Compass for
Radical Transformation

Hanno Burmester

“I was deeply moved when I read this book. It is provoking, intense, passionate – a timely deep dive into how personal and societal transformation are interconnected.”

Uffe Elbaek
Member of the Danish Parliament & Founder of the KaosPilots

“Unlearn intertwines the political and the personal, the individual and society, the past and the future. It enables us to take fresh perspectives on today’s existential challenges, and thus deserves many readers.”

Tomas Björkman
Author of “The World We Create” & Founder ofthe Ekskäret Foundation

“This is a bold book, offering an integral perspective on transformation as a deeply human challenge. It is intellectually challenging, yet grounded in practice and deep personal experience. Highly recommended!”

Prof. Patrizia Nanz
Vice President, BASE & Former Director of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies

“Worldwide we are approaching a much needed learning revolution which calls fora better understanding of what “unlearning“ is. With a simplicity ‘on the farside of complexity,’this book offers a refreshingly clear, concise and coherent compass for navigating the transformative journey interwoven together as individuals, organizations, and societies.”

Aftab Omer
President, Meridian University

“What is freedom and self-determination? How do individuals and society relate to one another in the western world? Hanno Burmester wrote the book on the actual crisis of the western world without it being a Corona book and shows above all what one has to unlearn in order to advance oneself and society.”

Prof. Maximilian Benz
University of Bielefeld

"Unlearn integrates perspectives we have become used to dividing: the I, the We, and the World. It is a systemic book, nudging its readers towards reconsidering their position within the greater environment. It challenges us to push and expand the boundaries of everyday discourse."

Bernd Schmid
Founder, Institute for Systemic Consulting, Wiesloch
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The Book

“Most of what we believe we are is actually part of an adaptable vessel, waiting to be transformed.”

Chapter 2: Unlearning

How can we transform society in a way that unleashes its positive, creative potentials, instead of its violent, destructive ones?

Unlearn dives into how we, by going on a journey of unlearning, have the potential to become someone else – as individuals, organisations, and societies. A process of unbecoming that redefines how we see ourselves, and thus reshapes our common future.

The book argues that we must acknowledge the deep roots of today’s systemic crisis before we can tackle it. It takes three core perspectives:

Part I

focuses on individual transformation and shares Hanno’s own story of unlearning.

Part II

covers organisational unlearning, and how a focus on purpose and connectedness catalyses meaningful co-creation.

Part III

examines how societies can unlearn, and thus rewrite the ground rules of the economy and politics.

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Unlearn is published by Perspectiva Press.

The Author

“By showing how we are becoming and unbecoming, we inspire those around us to explore their own paths of transformation.”

Epilogue

Hanno Burmester works at the intersection of societal, organisational and individual transformation. He is host of the Unlearning Journey, an intense developmental process builds upon the core experiences and approaches his book is based upon.

As policy fellow at the Berlin-based think tank Das Progressive Zentrum, Hanno designs, writes and facilitates around the future of democracy. With his company Unlearn, he helps companies transform towards cultures of self-organisation.

Hanno is author of three books, and a frequent speaker at international events and conferences.

You can learn more about Hanno’s work at www.hannoburmester.com.

The Unlearning Journey

The Unlearning Journey is a developmental journey designed and hosted by Hanno Burmester.

A transformative exploration into your core self: intense nine weeks of learning and unlearning. Online and offline, by yourself and as part of a group. Learn more here.

Spring 2022
Unlearning Journey
Mallorca
Retreat Week: 13.-19.3.2022
Learn more here
Early 2022
Virtual
Unlearning Journey
Retreat Week: 14.-18.2.2022
Learn more here

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