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Make the Journey in Your Head

When people were planning D-Day, it is likely that nobody said, “Let's just send five divisions over there and see how they get on.” Instead the planners tried to think through how they would get from their current situation to the goal they had identified. They imagined, speculated on, and wrote down the sequence of events that would take them forward: the cause and effect, how each event or job would lead to the next one until eventually, strung in a long chain, the events (or jobs) led from the starting point to the destination. (I often use the word job here as it is a well-understood word, and has a healthy sense of work ethic about it!)

Do It in as Much Detail as Possible

The next important thing to bear in mind is the level of detail in which the sequence of events was described. The D-Day people didn't just say this:


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