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Obliquity : Why Our Goals Are Best Achieved Indirectly

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Description

"John Kay tells a fast-paced detective story as he searches for the surprising secret to success...Brilliant."
-Tim Harford, author of The Logic of Life

In this revolutionary book, economist John Kay proves a notion that feels at once paradoxical and deeply commonsensical: the best way to achieve any complex or broadly defined goal, from happiness to preventing forest fires, is the indirect way. We can learn how to achieve our objectives only through a gradual process of risk taking and discovery-what Kay calls obliquity. The author traces this seemingly counterintuitive path to success as it manifests itself in nearly every aspect of life, including business, politics, sports, and more.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 127 x 191 x 23mm | 181g
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Maps; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0143120557
  • 9780143120551
  • 359,672

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About John Kay

John Kay is a visiting professor at the London School of Economics and a fellow of St. John's College, Oxford University. As the director, he established the Institute for Fiscal Studies as one of Britain's most respected think tanks.
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