The link below is to the journal of long range planning web site. Note that
this publication lists future issues and what articles they will contain. Seems like they are using some long range planning.
Here are some quotes on planning:
Everyone has a plan - until they get punched in the face. - Mike Tyson,
People often complain about lack of time when the lack of direction is the real problem. - Zig Ziglar
If you don't know where you are going, how can you expect to get there? - Basil S. Walsh
This one step - choosing a goal and sticking to it - changes everything. - Scott Reed
Goals are dreams we convert to plans and take action to fulfill. - Zig Ziglar
You can always amend a big plan, but you can never expand a little one.
I don't believe in little plans. I believe in plans big enough to meet a situation which we can't possibly foresee now.
S. Truman : American statesman (33rd US president: 1945-53), established NATO
Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)
Unless the man who works in an office is able to "sell" himself and his ideas, unless he has the power to
convince others of the soundness of his convictions, he can never achieve his goal. He may have the best ideas in the world,
he may have plans which would revolutionize entire industries. But unless he can persuade others that his ideas are good,
he will never get the chance to put them into effect. Stripped of non-essentials, all business activity is a sales battle.
And everyone in business must be a salesman. - Robert E. M. Cowie
We are all salesmen every day of our lives. We are selling our ideas, our
plans, our enthusiasms to those with whom we come in contact.
Charles Schwab (1862 - 1939)
“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which
we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.” - Stephen A.
What do you want to achieve or avoid? The answers to this question are objectives.
How will you go about achieving your desired results? The answer to this you can call strategy. -- William E. Rothschild
Whether your objectives have been given to you by your boss or you're creating
objectives, make sure they are SMART—specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time bound.
A plan is a list of actions arranged in whatever sequence is thought likely
to achieve an objective. - John Argenti, author and founder of the Strategic Planning Society
Most plans are just inaccurate predictions. - Ben Bayol, television producer
Where there is no vision, the people perish. - The Bible, Proverbs (29:18)
Good plans shape good decisions. That's why good planning helps to make
elusive dreams come true. - Lester Robert Bittel (b. 1918), writer
When a planner speaks of implementing goals rationally, he implies that
it is possible to demonstrate logically and experimentally the relationship between the proposed means and the ends they are
intended to further. - Alan A. Altshuler, planner, The City Planning Process (1965)
Have a plan. Follow the plan, and you'll be surprised how successful you
can be. Most people don't have a plan. That's why it's easy to beat most folks.
- Paul "Bear" Bryant, football coach, University
of Alabama's Crimson Tide.
As a net is made up of a series of ties, so everything in this world is
connected by a series of ties. If anyone thinks that the mesh of a net is an independent, isolated thing, he is mistaken.
It is called a net because it is made up of a series of interconnected meshes, and each mesh has its place and responsibility
in relation to other meshes. - Buddha
Those who plan do better than those who do not plan even though they
rarely stick to their plan. - Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, not the most intelligent,
but the one most responsive to change. - Charles Darwin, scientist
Plans are worthless. Planning is essential. - Dwight D. Eisenhower,
general and president (1890-1961)
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. - Benjamin Franklin
Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something
about it now. - Alan Lakein, writer
No plan survives contact with the enemy. - Field Marshal Helmuth von Moltke
Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca,
Roman philosopher and statesman (4 BC-65 AD).
If you don't have daily objectives, you qualify as a dreamer.
- Zig Ziglar
Unless you have a definite, precise, clearly set goals, you are not going
to realize the maximum potential that lies within you. -Zig Ziglar
I have always thought that one man of tolerable abilities may work great
changes, and accomplish great affairs among mankind, if he first forms a good plan, and, cutting off all amusements or other
employments that would divert his attention, make the execution of that same plan his sole study and business. - Benjamin
Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, scientist and philosopher.
You cannot do a goal. Long-term planning and goal-setting must therefore
be complemented by short-term planning. This kind of planning requires specifying activities. You can do an activity. Activities
are steps along the way to a goal. Let's say you desire security. Putting $10.00 in the bank or talking to your stockbroker
about your investment plans are activities that will move you toward your goal. --
Time = Life, Therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master
your time and master your life. -- Alan Lakein
Prediction is difficult, especially about the future. - Yogi Berra
Good plans shape good decisions. That's why good planning helps to make
elusive dreams come true. - Lester Robert Bittel
"Would you tell me which way I ought to go from here?" asked Alice.
depends a good deal on where you want to get," said the Cat.
"I really don't care where" replied Alice.
"Then it doesn't
much matter which way you go," said the Cat.
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865), novelist and poet
He, who could foresee affairs three days in advance would be rich for
thousands of years. - Chinese
A man who does not plan long
ahead will find trouble at his door. -
Confucius, Chinese philosopher
and religious leader (551-479 BC).
Long-range planning works
best in the short term. - Euripides, poet (480-406 AD).
Men often oppose a thing merely because they have
had no agency in planning it, or because it may have been planned by those whom they dislike. - Alexander Hamilton
(1755 - 1804)
A good plan is like a road map: it shows the final destination and usually the best way to
get there. - H. Stanely Judd
The best way to predict the
future is to invent it. - Immanuel Kant
If we could first know where
we are, and whither we are tending, we could better judge what to do, and how to do it. - Abraham Lincoln, president
For every complex and difficult
problem, there is an answer that is simple, easy, and wrong. - H. L. Mencken, journalist
Planning is a process of choosing among those many options. If we do
not choose to plan, then we choose to have others plan for us. - Richard I. Winwood
for what is difficult while it is easy, do what is great while it is small. The difficult things in this world must be done
while they are easy, the greatest things in the world must be done while they are still small. For this reason sages never
do what is great, and this is why they achieve greatness. - Sun Tzu, Chinese General, The Art of War, 400 BC
investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. - Benjamin Franklin
and persistence conquer all things. - Benjamin Franklin
get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my
day difficult. - E. B. White (1899 - 1985)
business strategy is all about; what distinguishes it from all other kinds of business planning - is, in a word, competitive
advantage. Without competitors there would be no need for strategy, for the sole purpose of strategic planning is to enable
the company to gain, as effectively as possible, a sustainable edge over its competitors - Keniche Ohnae
is interesting to note that the original problem that started my research is still outstanding - namely the problem of planning
or scheduling dynamically over time, particularly planning dynamically under uncertainty. If such a problem could be successfully
solved it could eventually through better planning contribute to the well-being and stability of the world.
(1914 - ?)
is what you do when you don't know. -Sherman Kent
not good at future planning. I don't plan at all. I don't know what I'm doing tomorrow. I don't have a day planner and I don't
have a diary. I completely live in the now, not in the past, not in the future. - Heath Ledger, actor, 1979-2008