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978-0-393-02514-9 / 9780393025149

Ultra-Solutions: How to Fail Most Successfully

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Publisher:W W Norton & Co Inc

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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FROM THE DUST JACKET: "ULTRA-SOLUTIONS: HOW TO FAIL MOST SUCCESSFULLY...NOW IN A NEW VOLUME, (AUTHOR PAUL WATZLAWICK) ..TURNS TO OUR STRIVINGS FOR ULTRA-SOLUTIONS--THOSE FINAL SOLUTIONS THAT DO AWAY WITH THE PROBLEM AND JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING ELSE. (A PERFECT ULTRA-SOLUTION LIES IN THAT OLD MEDICAL JOKE: 'THE OPERATION WAS SUCCESSFUL, BUT THE PATIENT DIED.') AS HE BEGINS THIS BOOK, THE AUTHOR MUSES ABOUT THE FATE OF MACBETH AT THE HANDS OF THE THREE WITCHES. THEIR STRATEGIES LED TO HIS DOWNFALL, AND--THOUGH MUCH REFINED DUE TO MODERN TECHNOLOGY--ARE IN FORCE TODAY. THE URGE FOR ULTRA-SOLUTIONS HAS BEEN WITH US SINCE UNRECORDED TIME, AND THE WITCHES ARE ALWAYS THERE TO OFFER SINISTER ENCOURAGEMENT." INCLUDES: TABLE OF CONTENTS AUTHOR'S NOTE 1. SECURITY IS MORTALS' CHIEFEST ENEMY 2. TWICE AS MUCH IS NOT NECESSARILY TWICE AS GOOD 3. GOOD CAN BE BAD 4. THE (ALLEGEDLY) EXCLUDED MIDDLE 5. A 'CHAIN REACTION' OF KINDNESS? 6. NONZERO-SUM GAMES 7. BRAVE DIGITALIZED WORLD 8. 'I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOUA RE THINKING' 9. DISORDER AND ORDER 10. HUMANITY, DIVINITY, BESTIALITY 11. GLOOMY SUNDAY 12. IS IT THIS? BIBLIOGRAPHY

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