Why greatness cannot be planned : the myth of the objective
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Contributors
Lehman, Joel, author.
Published
Cham : Springer, 2015.
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Book
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ix, 141 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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1 copy. Additional copies on order.
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570.3 Sta
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English
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3319155237, 9783319155234

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Why does modern life revolve around objectives? From how science is funded, to improving how children are educated -- and nearly everything in-between -- our society has become obsessed with a seductive illusion: that greatness results from doggedly measuring improvement in the relentless pursuit of an ambitious goal. In [this book], Stanley and Lehman begin with a surprising scientific discovery in artificial intelligence that leads ultimately to the conclusion that the objective obsession has gone too far. They make the case that great achievement can't be bottled up into mechanical metrics; that innovation is not driven by narrowly focused heroic effort; and that we would be wiser (and the outcomes better) if instead we whole-heartedly embraced serendipitous discovery and playful creativity. Controversial at its heart, yet refreshingly provocative, this book challenges readers to consider life without a destination and discovery without a compass.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Stanley, K. O., & Lehman, J. (2015). Why greatness cannot be planned: the myth of the objective. Cham: Springer.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Stanley, Kenneth O. and Joel, Lehman. 2015. Why Greatness Cannot Be Planned: The Myth of the Objective. Cham: Springer.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Stanley, Kenneth O. and Joel, Lehman, Why Greatness Cannot Be Planned: The Myth of the Objective. Cham: Springer, 2015.

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Stanley, Kenneth O.,, and Joel Lehman. Why Greatness Cannot Be Planned: The Myth of the Objective. Cham: Springer, 2015. Print.

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