Planning: Universal Process

Planning: Universal Process

Planning: Universal Process

Planning: Universal Process

Synopsis

"Planning: Universal Process is undoubtedly the best book ever written on the art and intellectual discipline that constitutes effective planning, in which every unit of our society, indeed every individual, must continually engage. Each chapter is an amazing and fascinating selection of pertinent items from anthropology, history, economics, and architecture all combined through innovative analytical reasoning that demonstrates the importance of planning in attaining success in human endeavors." Simon Ramo Co-founder, TRW, Inc.

Excerpt

Planning is an integral part of everyday life in the home, in personal, occupational, and cultural affairs, in the conduct of business, military operations, and civil government.

Individuals and families plan at least some of their daily activities, if not to survive, to function more efficiently or to improve their condition. This is so common among the five and a half billion people on earth that it is often unrecognized or disregarded as a fundamental aspect of human endeavor. Exercising ordinary forethought within the home ranges from rudimentary decisions and actions required for survival among the primitive and the poor, to complicated health care, education, insurance, travel, or retirement plans by the well-to-do in economically developed countries.

Clearly, organized forethought is a necessary part of successful business activities: executive management; financing; selecting and manufacturing products or providing services; marketing; sales; distribution; research and development for the long- range future. Ordinary employees as well as supervisors and managers plan their activities in each of these areas of particular activity. and corporate planning for business organizations as a . . .

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