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This point is made very well in the book How To Fail At Almost Everything by Scott Adams of Dilbert fame, an excellent read http://www.amazon.com/How-Fail-Almost-Everything-Still/dp/15...

Am I the only one who thinks the article is just a summary of Scott Adam's book?

That was my first thought - "he just ripped off Scott!"

Scott wrote a Goals vs Systems blogpost before he wrote the book:


EDIT: oops, this was after the book. The one before the book is as follows:


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