Russell L. Ackoff Quote

In reactive problem solving we walk into the future facing the past — we move away from, rather than toward, something. This often results in unforseen consequences that are more distasteful than the deficiencies removed.


The Art of Problem Solving, 1978

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In reactive problem solving we walk into the future facing the past — we move away from, rather than toward, something. This often results in...

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In reactive problem solving we walk into the future facing the past — we move away from, rather than toward, something. This often results in...

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In reactive problem solving we walk into the future facing the past — we move away from, rather than toward, something. This often results in...

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In reactive problem solving we walk into the future facing the past — we move away from, rather than toward, something. This often results in...