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Chapter 16. All Is Wrong, but Some Is Useful

The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.

—Oscar Wilde, writer, poet (1854–1900)

I feel I am unable to properly finish this book. It appears that every description of Agile management is incomplete, and every conclusion I write may be wrong.

Embracing complexity thinking is like marrying a black hole. To keep your sanity, it would be best to stay far away. But it’s very attractive. You can’t help being sucked in, and then everything you believed in is either negated or compressed to nothing. And there are plenty of things I believe in.

The Six Views of Management 3.0

I believe that linear thinking often leads to incorrect conclusions (refer to Chapter 1), and that both Agile software ...

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