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Kay, J. A. (John Anderson)
Obliquity : why our goals are best achieved indirectly / John Kay
Alternate Title Why our goals are best achieved indirectly
1st American ed
New York : Penguin Press, 2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  BF637.S8 K39 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Success
Goal (Psychology)
Physical Description 228 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-217) and index
Contents Obliquity -- The oblique world : how obliquity surrounds us. Fulfillment ; The profit-seeking paradox ; The art of the deal ; Objectives, goals, and actions ; The ubiquity of obliquity -- The need for obliquity : why we often can't solve problems directly. Muddling through ; Pluralism ; Interaction ; Complexity ; Incompleteness ; Abstraction -- Coping with obliquity : how to solve problems in a complex world. The flickering lamp of history ; The Stockdale paradox ; The hedgehog and the fox ; The blind watchmaker ; Bend it like Beckham ; Order without design ; Very well then, I contradict myself ; Dodgy dossiers -- The practice of obliquity

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