Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
The ultimate goal of human life is to attain spiritual perfection (moksha), or freedom from transmigration of the atman . The social existence of an individual is means for attaining this supreme goal. Since an individual cannot attain moksha without fulfilling his (her) individual and social duties, responsibilities and obligations, Hindu social philosophy...includes the essential social principles and practices, goals of human life: dharma (moral law), artha (wealth), kama (pleasure), and moksha (spiritual perfection, the ultimate goal).Bansi Pandit, in The Hindu Mind: Fundamentals of Hindu Religion and Philosophy for All Ages (1 January 2001), p.279
Most activist Muslims, like me, will always fight to protect Jews from anti-Semitism but will always fight the racist and apartheid goals of Zionism. Zionism requires a continuous shrill cacophony in the background, for it requires the suspension of reason in asserting that an end goal for one people can be justified by any means against another.akber choudhry
One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.michael korda
Technically speaking, since our complex societies are highly susceptible to interferences and accidents,they certainly offer ideal opportunities for a prompt disruption of normal activities. These disruptions can, with minimum expense, have considerably destructive consequences. Global terrorism is extreme both in its lack of realistic goals and in its cynical exploitation of the vulnerability of complex systems.jürgen habermas
Adversity is something that makes reaching your goals so much more rewarding than if it didn't exist. .lennox lewis
I want to reiterate my support for President Bush's goals for regime change in Iraq.jeanne shaheen
If you keep your opposition on their ass, they don't score goals.fred shero
By abstaining from all definite content, whether as formal logic and theory of science or as the legend of Being beyond all beings, philosophy declared its bankruptcy regarding concrete social goals.theodor adorno
Science, like art, religion, commerce, warfare, and even sleep, is based on presuppositions. It differs, however, from most other branches of human activity in that not only are the pathways of scientific thought determined by the presuppositions of the scientists but their goals are the testing and revision of old presuppositions and the creation of new.Gregory Bateson
Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem in my opinion to characterize our age.Albert Einstein
Although our grammar schools are teaching a whole generation computer language to adjust to the technological needs of a Stage II [post survival-focused] society, we have neglected to teach this generation relationship language and conflict resolution skills to address the social and psychological needs of a Stage II society. And when it is taught, in countries like Germany, although called social competence it focuses on workplace teamwork -- still on survival, breadwinner oriented work goals.warren farrell
Enterprise Architecture is a complete expression of the enterprise; a master plan which "acts as a collaboration force" between aspects of business planning such as goals, visions, strategies and governance principles; aspects of business operations such as business terms, organization structures, processes and data; aspects of automation such as information systems and databases; and the enabling technological infrastructure of the business, such as computers, operating systems and networksJaap Schekkerman (2003/04) How to Survive in the Jungle of Enterprise Architecture. p. 13; as cited in: Peter Rittgen (2007) Enterprise Modeling and Computing with UML. p. 73
Enterprise architecture is a management practice to maximize the contribution of an agency’s resources, IT investments , and system development activities to achieve its performance goals. Architecture describes clear relationships from strategic goals and objectives through investments to measurable performance improvements for the entire enterprise or a portion (or segment) of the enterpriseUS Federal Enterprise Architecture Program Management Office, OMB (2007) FEA Practice Guidance. p. 1-2
Enterprise Engineering is defined as that body of knowledge, principles, and practices having to do with the analysis, design, implementation and operation of an enterprise. In a continually changing and unpredictable competitive environment, the Enterprise Engineer addresses a fundamental question: “how to design and improve all elements associated with the total enterprise through the use of engineering and analysis methods and tools to more effectively achieve its goals and objectives”...Donald H. Liles et al. (1995) "Enterprise engineering: a discipline?." Society for Enterprise Engineering Conference Proceedings. Vol. 6. 1995
System engineering is a robust approach to the design , creation, and operation of systems. In simple terms, the approach consists of identification and quantification of system goals, creation of alternative system design concepts, performance of design trades, selection and implementation of the best design, verification that the design is properly built and integrated, and post-implementation assessment of how well the system meets (or met) the goals.NASA (1995) NASA Systems Engineering Handbook
Plans are insulted destinies. I don't have plans, I only have goals.Ash Chandler, Freudian Slip, Mumbai Mirror Buzz, April 2006.
We must discipline ourselves to convert dreams into plans, and plans into goals, and goals into those small daily activities that will lead us, one sure step at a time, toward a better future.Jim Rohn, Five Major Pieces To the Life Puzzle (1991)
Management as an activity has always existed to make people’s desires through organized effort. Management facilitates the efforts of people in organized groups and arises when people seek to cooperate to achieve goals.Daniel A. Wren and Arthur G. Bedeian. The evolution of management thought, 1972, p. 11-12
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for goals.Attributed to Aristotle in Bernhoff A. Dahl, Optimize Your Life!, Trionics International Inc., 2005, p. 111.
This reduction implies the release of funds for development and a shift of the labour force previously dedicated to military industries toward peaceful activities, protection of human rights, conservation of the environment, the eradication of illiteracy, promotion of education and scientific research together with enhanced efforts to reach the Millennium Development goals and implement the agenda for the post-2015 period.CELAC / Zone of Peace: “A key step to countering the globalization of militarism” – UN Expert 
Often it is means that justify ends: goals advance technique and technique survives even when goal structures crumble.Alan Perlis, "Epigrams on Programming", #64, ACM SIGPLAN Notices 17 (9), September 1982
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