March 10, 2010

Planning Is Guessing

The new book Rework might be about managing in big business, but what the authors have to say about planning applies just as well in any part of life. The authors don’t use the word suspense in the essay “Planning Is Guessing,” but they don’t have to:

When you turn guesses into plans, you enter a danger zone. Plans let the past drive the future. . . . you have to be able to improvise. You have to be able to pick up opportunities that come along. Sometimes you need to say, “We’re going in a new direction because that’s what makes sense today.”

To find out more about the book, and download the PDF excerpt that contains the complete “Planning Is Guessing” essay, go to:

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