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I recently spoke with Dr Lígia Teixeria, CEO of the Centre for Homelessness Impact, on the importance of understanding obliquity and radical...
No economic model can describe “the world as it really is”.
If you want to go in one direction, the best route may involve going in another. This is the concept of ‘obliquity’: paradoxical as it sounds, many goals are more likely to be achieved when pursued indirectly. Whether overcoming geographical obstacles, winning decisive battles or meeting sales targets, history shows us that oblique approaches are the most successful, especially in difficult terrain.