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11th School of Thought on Strategic Management: The Unlearning School
KK Verma, Director, India, Member
From my point of view, one important school of thought has been missed.
There should be an "Unlearning School', where people should be taught irrelevant things of last few century. Human beings have limitations to carry on learning till the time unlearning lessons are imparted. So think over it. We need unlearning lessons badly before learning lessons in this information age and Internet age.
Learn to unlearn!

Unlearning school
Unlearning is part of the learning process. It is too restricted in itself to evolve into a separate mindset.

D. Ryan
Alvin Toffler states in his book Future shock (1971) the importance of unlearning when he said that the illiterate of the 21st century will not be those that cannot read and write but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn. This shows that unlearning is an important process in evolving cognitively. When looking at Darwins (1958) book The Origin of Species it is clear that evolution is paramount to survival. It could be argued, as Maia suggests, that unlearning could already be part of the learning process, and I would be hesitant to dismiss theories or ideas that may have been deemed 'irrelevant' in the past. Contextual factors must be taken into consideration as to why these notions or ideas may not have been successful. It may be wise to keep an open mind to past ideas or schools of thought as different scenarios require different strategies and as Darwin suggested, it is the one who is most adaptable that will have the greatest chance of survival.

Unlearning School
Gopal Nadkarni
It would be good to compile the biggest "strategic" mistakes and how some of the most brilliant thinkers ended up making those mistakes because they were schooled in certain thought processes.A good starting point is that people cannot predict "human" qualities like greed, avarice etc. that play into commercial decisions. While the inputs are non quantifyable, the output on society is quantifyable!

The Unlearning School School of Thought
Al mobarak Gasmallah Mohamed, Sudan, Member
I do agree that if people taught irrelevant things that would form this kind of school.

Unlearning Theory (also Called Theory of Human Growth)
KK Verma, Director, India, Member
Unlearning is the best for today's networked world. Unlearning is essential for you, your networking and your growth. It is essential for all progressive people. It means: unavoidable uncompromising unstoppable ultimate. Unlearning can be achieved with the help of seven critical factors.
Unlearning Theory (Also called as Theory of Human Growth)
The necessity of unlearning is basically to satisfy the various needs of human beings. Depending upon these needs, detailed mathematical and subjective analyses have been done. It has been found that unlearning can be done with the help of seven critical factors (SCF). I have personally experienced and implemented these factors during the last thirty years. With a critical observation of self, family, developing society, reading and studying the developed world, I have concluded that these seven critical factors make up the ‘theory of human growth’. In the first instance, the factors may not appear as critical as a postulate in the development of scientific theory, but once critical analysis is done then the importance and effectiveness can be understood and appreciated. The seven critical factors are:
1. Thinking and Action – In search of truth. How could you think and act correctly? Is it easy to find truth?
2. Aspirations – Goal of life! Are you capable of deciding your goal?
3. Sex – Human relationship. Relationships are the most complicated aspects of human growth. Sex is at the core of all human relationships.
4. God – Ethics and behaviour. God makes you a gentleman or a gentlewoman, other wise you remain a demon. Understanding God is essential for human growth.
5. Parents – As you sow so you reap. Parents are responsible to sow the seed of growth. Are you sure you have the correct seed for growth?
6. God Father – Sense of security. The human is a fearful creature. Always look for a godfather for your growth.
7. Wisdom Domain – Knowledge source! Life without knowledge is hell. Create a wisdom domain (WD) of Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO).
Once these critical issues are clear, we will be in a better position to understand and analyze Unlearning. With help of these factors, unlearning can be done step by step.

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