“In all the briefing papers prepared for the famous Clinton Little Rock [economic] summit in late 1992, the word Internet never appeared.”
— Daniel Gross, Newsweek

(HT: Steve Case)

3 Responses to “Quote of the day: Beware the planners”

  1. Tanny says:

    “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” John Lennon

    During my 42 years on the planet, I’ve found that LIFE beats the OTHER PLANS every time.

  2. John Clemson says:

    Beware of economists or anyone who uses numbers for fortune telling. I knew we were in trouble when I read that the Wall Street wizards were bringing in atomic physicists to help them come up with new ways to manipulate the numbers.

  3. One of my favorite quotes about planning: “Anticipating the future is the job of forecasters not project managers. Good project managers know they can’t predict the future.

    No plan survives contact with the enemy. 19th century German general Helmuth von Moltke (1800-1891)