On Reading John Kay’s Obliquity

The process of achieving complex objectives indirectly

I am reading John Kay’s Obliquity with deep enjoyment, and the fragment below may demonstrate why.

Obliquity, as Kay defines it, ‘describes the process of achieving complex objectives indirectly’. The idea is derived from the philosophic principal that trying to find happiness directly seems to fail, but those that work toward that end obliquely – like f…

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