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Comments on: Is Future Planning a Waste of Time? http://designnotes.info/?p=1830 Testing & Sprinting Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.7 By: Matt Daniels http://designnotes.info/?p=1830&cpage=1#comment-99339 Fri, 17 Jul 2009 09:28:20 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1830#comment-99339 Seth Godin has some great literature on failing industries.

His hypothesis is that employees at companies are inherently risk-averse. Taking any type of disruptive action is not worth the risk of losing your job and having to own to a failed initiative.

It's much easier for managers to coast on a failing business model than try to create something new. Even CEOs will create a “dummy” plan to save their business model from ruin, but the reality is that when the shit hits the fan, they will be long gone and the middle managers cannot have the finger pointed at them.

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By: septiadysubagio http://designnotes.info/?p=1830&cpage=1#comment-99340 Wed, 15 Jul 2009 20:45:14 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1830#comment-99340 I don't think it's a waste of time, because I like ti make plans. It does helped me a lot to reach my mid term and long term goals. To some people it might not works, because they like the spontaneous life style.

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By: michaelsurtees http://designnotes.info/?p=1830&cpage=1#comment-99342 Wed, 15 Jul 2009 20:33:33 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1830#comment-99342 Thanks for the suggestion—I'll def. take a look at that. Now if only I could figure out how to download that url to my iPhone…

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By: Steve Portigal http://designnotes.info/?p=1830&cpage=1#comment-99341 Wed, 15 Jul 2009 20:25:04 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1830#comment-99341 I recommend The Art of the Long View by Peter Schwartz – http://books.google.com/books?id=fILtwg777hsC&p… – it's an introduction to scenario planning which talks about preparing for a range of alternate futures, not deciding on one selected future – it's a way to use long-term thinking to avoid exactly what you are talking about.

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