A Boxes-and-Arrows Diagram Even the Academy of Management Review Couldn’t Love

21 December 2009 at 2:45 pm 8 comments

| Peter Klein |

From a stunningly awful slide show (both substantively and aesthetically) on US Afghanistan policy (via Chris Coyne).

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  • 1. Mauro Mello Jr.  |  21 December 2009 at 5:47 pm

    These lines show Hayek turning in his grave…

  • 2. gabrielrossman  |  21 December 2009 at 5:53 pm

    maybe i took hayek too seriously, but when i see a diagram of a complex system that insanely complicated, my immediate gut reaction is to think policy intervention is futile. perhaps this is really the esoteric text of the powerpoint, a discrete cry for help from a joint chiefs that has remembered it would really prefer not to do windows but doesn’t want to undermine civilian control of the military by saying so openly.

  • 3. Peter Klein  |  21 December 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Gabriel, that is the best comment I’ve seen all day.

  • 4. David Hoopes  |  21 December 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Looks like something from an early version of my first dissertation proposal. I ended up spending the next 20 years on one arrow.

  • 5. Around the blogs wed 23 « catallaxy files  |  22 December 2009 at 8:06 am

    […] a comment » Peter Klein on the use of slides to simplify a presentations. And Vernon Smith on the pitfalls of constructivist […]

  • 6. SkepticProf  |  22 December 2009 at 11:40 am

    It’s nice to see that they have the theory all clearly mapped. Now they can create hypotheses like “Population conditions & beliefs matter” and “ANSF Tactical affects Popular support.”

  • 7. K Trout  |  23 December 2009 at 3:51 pm

    authored by CONSULTANTS who clearly support U.S.-sanctioned
    gas pipelines


  • […] and the efforts of a few brave officers to detox (h/t Slashdot). [Also see a discussion of this slide at O&M]. This ties into a recent paper published in OS and also discussed at O&M on how Powerpoint has […]

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