Introduction: : To get the most out of the course, you may want to read Winning in FastTime either before you start or as you progress through the lessons. When you begin to build actual strategy, you might want to refer to the Generic Grand Strategy to see examples of finished products. You will find appropriate excerpts at the end of each of the presentations that have How To videos associated with them. You will also find templates that will guide you through collecting your strategy inputs.
The Future Picture--Part I: Value is in the future, not the past. The first substantive step in strategy is the creation of a “Future Picture”—a high resolution view of where you will be at the end of a strategy execution. This video introduces the concepts of planning from the future, connects the “Where?” question to the Future Picture and to the Future Picture Time Horizon, and highlights the perils of changing a Future Picture except as a result of seismic change.