Occassional thoughts about orienteering
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Long term thinkingThere is some discussion over at Swampfox's log about, of all things, actuaries and government accounting standards. It doesn't really matter what the details of the discussion are, but it got me thinking about long term thinking. Governments making decisions about future pension expenditures are a bit like orienteers trying to figure out how best to train. It can be hard to think long-term. There are lots of pressures to think short-term.
Goverments try to encourage long-term thinking by requiring independent analysis and requiring that long-term costs get reported in the financial statements.
I guess the way orienteers try to force long-term thinking is to create a training plan, have a coach or adviser taking a look at your training, follow a standard approach to training, and develop some clear long-term goals. It'd probably help to make those goals and plans as public as possible (putting some peer pressure on you to stick to your plans).
Maybe there are some other good ways to force yourself (or someone you coach) to think long-term...a topic for more thought.
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