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  • 1. ObliquityWhyourgoalsachievedbestindirecty
    John Kay
  • 2.
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  • 4. Obliquity
  • 5. Happiness is not achievedthroughthepursuit of happiness
  • 6.
  • 7. ThePhases of Happiness
    1. Phase: MomentaryFeeling
    I amcuttingthisstonetoshape.
    2. Phase: State of Mind
    I ambuilding a school.
    3. Phase: Fullfillingpotential
    I amworkingfortheglory of humanity.
    Don’tcatch 100 fishes;
    gofishing.
  • 8. Themostprofitablebusinessesare not themostprofitoriented.
  • 9. Meninas
    Picasso
  • 10. Thegreatestpaintingsare not themostaccuraterepresentations of theirsubjects.
  • 11. SovietPlannersmanagedtheeconomy far lesssuccessfullythantheadaptive, disorganizedprocesses of market economies.
  • 12. Ourobjectivesarespesific.
  • 13. Theconsequences of ouractionsdepend on theresponses of otherpeople, andtheyinteract.
  • 14. Wedealwithcomplexsystemswhosestructurewe can understandonlyimperfectly.
  • 15. Inobliquitythereare no predictableconnectionsbetweenintentionsandoutcomes
    Caterpillarsandbutterflies
  • 16. Oblique problem solvers do not evaluateallavailablealternatives.Theymakesuccessivechoicesfrom a narrowrange of options.
  • 17. Gooddecisionmakersareeclecticandtendtoregardconsistency as a mark of stubbornness, orideologicalblindness, ratherthan a virtue.
  • 18. Themostcomplexsystemscomeintobeing, andfunction, withoutanyonehavingknowledge of thewhole.