What can we learn from 5,000 years of planning? | World Economic Forum

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In this fascinating article, the WEF claims that from Chile to Mongolia, how a more integrated approach to development pays off.

Source: What can we learn from 5,000 years of planning? | World Economic Forum

Over most of my career, I have been a strong advocate of effective strategic planning. However, experience has demonstrated time and time again that the best results come from effective leadership boldly seizing opportunities when presented.

Also planning is just one side of the coin, the other is effective delivery. In is in this second area that I specialized for most of my career. Sadly, resources are squandered and decision-making is shaky in the whole area of delivery. With effective delivery, GDP could easily be notched up a couple of points and many of the unemployed given jobs. Part of the problem is cronyism, absence of effective competition and over-simplistic notions of good project management practice.

Thoughts?

British public must be told truth about immigration figures ahead of EU referendum, says watchdog – Telegraph

In this Telegraph exclusive, it reports that the Office for National Statistics instructed to tell the public whether official immigration data “falls short of providing a full picture”

Source: British public must be told truth about immigration figures ahead of EU referendum, says watchdog – Telegraph

Let’s face it, there’s no doubt that the numbers are seriously wrong. The UK has been putting up with questionable statistics for years but this time it’s different. If the stats on immigration have been understated, that could influence the results of the referendum.

Thoughts?