TACTICAL VERSUS STRATEGIC


Tactical driven folks are small picture short term driven. So if the short term trend is either up or down they are either happy or sad respectively. Strategic driven folks are big picture long term driven. So if the long term trend is either up or down they are either happy or sad respectively.

Needless to say tactical and strategic people are only in synch when the short and long terms trends are the same. Where there is a large mismatch especially during periods of significant disruption strategic thinking is far more important than tactical doing.

However this is a challenge for democracies as tactical doers greatly out number strategic thinkers.  In the West long term negative trends are being inflamed by an emerging social media creating a significant disruption on our existing political establishments!

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