ObliquityWhyourgoalsachievedbestindirecty<br />John Kay<br />
Obliquity<br />
Happiness is not achievedthroughthepursuit of happiness<br />
ThePhases of Happiness<br />1. Phase: MomentaryFeeling<br />I amcuttingthisstonetoshape.<br />2. Phase: State of Mind<br /...
Themostprofitablebusinessesare not themostprofitoriented.<br />
Meninas<br />Picasso<br />
Thegreatestpaintingsare not themostaccuraterepresentations of theirsubjects.<br />
SovietPlannersmanagedtheeconomy far lesssuccessfullythantheadaptive, disorganizedprocesses of market economies.<br />
Ourobjectivesarespesific.<br />
Theconsequences of ouractionsdepend on theresponses of otherpeople, andtheyinteract.<br />
Wedealwithcomplexsystemswhosestructurewe can understandonlyimperfectly.<br />
Inobliquitythereare no predictableconnectionsbetweenintentionsandoutcomes<br />Caterpillarsandbutterflies<br />
Oblique problem solvers do not evaluateallavailablealternatives.Theymakesuccessivechoicesfrom a narrowrange of options. <b...
Gooddecisionmakersareeclecticandtendtoregardconsistency as a mark of stubbornness, orideologicalblindness, ratherthan a vi...
Themostcomplexsystemscomeintobeing, andfunction, withoutanyonehavingknowledge of thewhole.<br />
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Obliquity

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

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