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Obliquity

The Centre has been influenced by an article written by the economist John Kay, back in 2004, for the Financial Times. He argues that goals are best pursued indirectly.

Carol Craig, The Centre's Chief Executive, has built upon this argument to explain why some educational initiatives such as social and emotional learning in schools will not work: they are too direct.  Kay has recently written a book called Obliquity which elaborates on his 2004 article. More here

 
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