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A Brief Guide to Interactive Planning and Idealized Design

A Brief Guide to Interactive Planning and Idealized Design by Russell L. Ackoff

"Interactive planning is directed at creating the future. It is based on the belief that an organization's future depends at least as much on what it does between now and then, as on what is done to it. Therefore, this type of planning consists of the design of a desirable present and the selection or invention of ways of approximating it as closely as possible. It creates its future by continuously closing the gap between where it is at any moment of time and where it would most like to be."

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