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Management article
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Reference no. 74206
Authors: George C Lodge
Published by: Harvard Business Publishing
Published in: "Harvard Business Review", 1974

Abstract

Individualism, private property, a weak central government - all the traditional notions in which this nation has so long believed seem to be assuming the status of discarded totems. What we really believe today, as measured from what we are actually doing, does not jibe with these time- honored notions; in many cases, our actions are diametrically opposed to our party line. And because we seem to be charging off in so many different directions at once, it is hard to get any kind of clear picture of the purposes and priorities of our society. The author has done his best to disabuse himself of dead issues and to open his eyes to what is happening to our goals and ideals. Here he adjures the rest of us to do the same. Unless every one of us tries to see his or her problems clearly, relying no more on the old notions of ''right'' but trying to assess what is going to be ''right'' in the future, we shall by default hand ourselves over to the chances of nondirection and chaos.

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Abstract

Individualism, private property, a weak central government - all the traditional notions in which this nation has so long believed seem to be assuming the status of discarded totems. What we really believe today, as measured from what we are actually doing, does not jibe with these time- honored notions; in many cases, our actions are diametrically opposed to our party line. And because we seem to be charging off in so many different directions at once, it is hard to get any kind of clear picture of the purposes and priorities of our society. The author has done his best to disabuse himself of dead issues and to open his eyes to what is happening to our goals and ideals. Here he adjures the rest of us to do the same. Unless every one of us tries to see his or her problems clearly, relying no more on the old notions of ''right'' but trying to assess what is going to be ''right'' in the future, we shall by default hand ourselves over to the chances of nondirection and chaos.

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