Tuesday 7th February 2017, 8:00pm
Session 170: “Fixing One’s Eyes On A Model” by Francois Jullien
During this Theory Tuesdays session, Vemo Hang introduced the chapter “Fixing One’s Eyes On A Model” from the book A Treatise on Efficacy by Francois Jullien (Univ of Hawaii Pr, 2004).
“Philosopher, sinologist, and intellectual historian stepped in ancient literature, the French scholar makes a bold attempt to rise above the current trends and fads and challenge the vary foundation of the way we think about strategy. In a series of books focused on the twin themes of efficacy and strategy…Jullien takes his readers away from the recent hype and redirects their attention towards the deepest conceptual and cultural assumption behind the ways they define and think of strategy. Moreover, he does this in a truly comparative framework, looking beyond the horizon of western civilization. In doing so, not only does he open new avenues that indeed go beyond the orthodox and mirages of the day, but he also refreshes our understanding of the Western tradition of strategic thinking…” – Paul Dragos Aligica, Essay review “Efficacy, East and West: Francois Jullien’s Explorations in strategy”