Project Evergreen’s Long-Range Strategic Planning
By Commander Joseph S. DuFresne, U.S. Coast Guard, and Charles W. Thomas
Our lives are measured in discrete increments of time: a work day, a work week, a fiscal year. The boundary conditions for our thinking are often defined by those increments. Like the proverbial boiling frog, however, planning and thinking in this way limits our ability to recognize that the heat is on—or that maybe someone changed the pot.