& Vision - The Keys to Planning

“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower
, General of the Army & Supreme Commander of the D Day invasion, W.W. II (1944); 34th President of the United States (1953-61)
...One Translation...
“The traditional focus on the creation of a document diverts our attention from the important underlying work of building a shared vision … within an institution.”  M. Ringle, Reed College and D Updegrove, Yale University

 Strategy - An Orientation  
Bruce’s brief Powerpoint presentation (2005)

    4 Compelling Approaches to Strategy              The Environmental Scan and Strategy

Specific Examples of Strategy                    The Internal Scan and Strategy

A Few Influences on Strategy

Organizations and Strategy       Center for the Future at FC

Mr. Toad (on the left), a close personal friend of Bruce (but no relation) and a full time resident of Fantasyland at Disneyland, has often lectured Bruce on the pivotal importance of fantasy and vision in Strategy synthesis. Although Mr. Toad counsels that visions must be guided by realistic constraints, he insists that Strategy formation must be FUN and that one must even sometimes be willing to think OUTRAGEOUS thoughts or you will miss most of the fun...It's kind of like Mr. Toad's Wild Ride!