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The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish

#148 Kenneth Stanley: Set The Right Objectives

Oct 4, 2022
55:21

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  • Setting objectives can hinder achievement by overlooking counterintuitive stepping stones and serendipity.
  • Ambitious objectives often lead to dead ends and should be distinguished from modest ones.

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The Problem with Setting Objectives

Setting objectives has some serious flaws as an approach to achievement; it overlooks the importance of counterintuitive stepping stones and the role of serendipity in discoveries.

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