"we’re going through a big shift in strategy from strategies of terrain to strategies of trajectory. ... I made the case that strategies of terrain are increasingly dangerous in times of accelerating change, but I left you hanging in terms of what strategies of trajectory might look like.Como não recordar o começar pelo fim.
Most strategies (strategies of terrain) tend to look from the present out to the future. Strategies of trajectory start with a view of the future and work back to the implications for action in the present.
Here’s the paradox: strategies of trajectory become more and more essential in times of rapid change and uncertainty, while at the same time becoming more and more difficult. But that’s exactly what makes strategies of trajectory so valuable. Most of us tend to fall back into our comfort zone and just focus on the present, leaving us vulnerable to the changes just ahead. Only a few will venture beyond their comfort zone. Those few who craft strategies to focus action today based on an anticipated future that’s quite different from today will be in the best position to reap the rewards of a rapidly changing environment."
Trecho retirado de "The Big Shift in Strategy - Part 2"