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Living without a goal :finding the freedom to live a creative and innovative life


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In what may be the most radical business book ever published, philosopher Jay Ogilvy shows that living without a goal is the only way to accomplish anything. In the 1980s we ran our lives with all the direction and confidence filofaxes and to-do lists could provide. Always knowing exactly where we were headed, we climbed toward the goals corporate America held out in front of us like so many carrots: higher salaries, better titles, more impressive offices. But after a decade of climbing, the air is getting thin. We crave the chance to create, to express ourselves, and to make a difference, not just a living. It is time, says businessman/philosopher James Ogilvy, to tear up the to-do lists and grant ourselves the freedom to enjoy what E. M. Forster calls "the lights and shades that exist in the greyest conversation." Ogilvy shows that richness and color and flavor flood back into our lives once we set aside the goals that hold us captive. He explores how philosophers (from Plato to Nietzsche), lovers, ideologues, and executives have at one time or another lived without goals. What emerges from his argument is a new look at how to achieve personal creativity and freedom by fashioning one's day to-day life, not as a larger goal-producing machine, but as a personal work of art.


Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]-201).

Product Details

(finding the freedom to live a creative and innovative life )
Ogilvy, James
Currency Doubleday
New York :
Self-actualization (psychology)
Creative Ability
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 199-201.
Series Volume:
TM 10-4510-206-14
Publication Date:
201 p.

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