May 10, 2008
Russell Ackoff and Mission Statements
On the Mark Frisse's Policy Blog Mark Frisse, wrote the following post on mission statements: "Participating in the AHIC 2.0 discussions, I am repeatedly reminded of an influential talk and paper delivered by Russ Ackoff several years ago. His advice should be heeded when one is talking of ambitious, sincere, and inclusive 'public private partnerships.'
I have located a copy of this paper attributed to him on Charles Warner's Web Site. It seems to be the paper I read long ago. I reprint in full. Emphases in bold or italics are mine."
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