Obliquity: Why Our Goals Are Best Achieved Indirectly by John Kay

Obliquity: Why Our Goals Are Best Achieved Indirectly

byJohn Kay

Paperback | March 27, 2012

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$17.00

Earn 85 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Available in stores

about

"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.

About The Author

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.

Details & Specs

Title:Obliquity: Why Our Goals Are Best Achieved IndirectlyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.7 inPublished:March 27, 2012Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143120557

ISBN - 13:9780143120551

Look for similar items by category:

Nearby Stores

We found 0 nearby stores

Customer Reviews of Obliquity: Why Our Goals Are Best Achieved Indirectly

Reviews