Planning For The Future

I think we have all, at some point, realized that the future is fuzzy. There is no point in planning and writing long business plans or creating roadmaps for next five or ten years. What you need to have is a long term goal – agnostic of technology – and short term actionable plan.

There is so much that can (and will) happen between now and long term. The way markets work will change, finances will change, technology will change, the way we do business will change and so much more.

So how do you plan and achieve your long term goal?

While looking into this I found this quote from Mark Zukerberg very insightful:

“There is no point in having a 5-year plan in this industry. With each step forward, the landscape you’re walking on changes. So we have a pretty good idea of where we want to be in the next six months, and where we want to be in 30 years. And every six months, we take another look at where we want to be in 30 years to plan out the next six months. It’s a little bit shortsighted and a little bit not. But any other approach guarantees everything you release is already obsolete.”

And I think his plan is working, since hind-sight is 20/20, only time will tell.

How are you planning for your startup?

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