Obliquity

Obliquity

Why Our Goals Are Best Achieved Indirectly

Book - 2012
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Draws on examples from many disciplines to argue that complex and broadly defined goals are better achieved when approached in an open, indirect manner that focuses on means, instead of a rigidly direct approach that focuses on ends.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2012
ISBN: 9780143120551
0143120557
Branch Call Number: 153.8 KAY NVD
Characteristics: 228 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm

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ecclec
Mar 09, 2014

The outline and key points of this book are well thought out and great conversational points. The writing on the other hand is quite poor. The examples were interesting, but often presented in an incomplete or scrambled manner. I did finish the entire book because the concepts themselves held my interest. Due to the muddled nature of the writing, I would not consider this an enjoyable leisure read, but this is a good read if you want to acquire a new point of view.

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sorinpetrov
Jun 26, 2013

-Although the author presents dozens of examples, some of them feel "adjusted" to meet the author's intentions.
-The book is overall hard to read with unnecessarily long sentences and excess grandiloquence.
-The idea of the book is good, the content is so-so.

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