Friday, 30 June 2017

PRINCESS DI

When we were very young
....and planning for the future


The UK's nowadays-very-effective Royal PR machine tells that tomorrow, Saturday, would have been Princess Diana's 56h birthday, had she lived. 

31 August will be the 20th anniversary of her death, so we shall hear much more over the Summer. What a very different world this all brings to mind. In this respect, that time seems a very long time ago.

But twenty to thirty years? That's nothing. But how much of today's commonplace – and today's news – could have been foreseen in the nineteen-nineties?

And strategic planning? Given the rate of social, cultural and economic change perhaps the best strategy may to focus on the flexible, adaptive tactics that may have to stand instead of strategic planning.


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