[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia (Foundation) endowment

Dariusz Jemielniak darekj at alk.edu.pl
Mon Mar 18 09:33:53 UTC 2013

I don't know about dams. Railways and nuclear plans - probably not so much,
because of the technology changes, but in any case these are all good
examples, which show that it is the stability/volatility of the environment
that determines strategic planning horizon.

It is not about being a business or not  - it is about basics of strategic
planning. Comparisons for endowments undoubtedly should be made to
non-business organizations, but the horizon for strategic planning is not
determined as much by the profit/non-profit nature of our organization, but
rather by the nature of the industry we're in. It just does not make much
sense to create strategies and visions 100 years into the future in our



On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 10:21 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo)
<nemowiki at gmail.com>wrote:

> Dariusz Jemielniak, 18/03/2013 10:03:
>> [...]The
>> only business I know of that relies on something close to 100 years of
>> time
>> horizon for strategy is forestry.  [...]
> Seriously? What about dams, railways... or nuclear plants? (Just to use
> extreme examples.) But the point is that we're not a business; good
> comparisons for endowments are things like universities, libraries,
> churches, red cross etc. etc.
> Nemo


dr hab. Dariusz Jemielniak
profesor zarządzania
kierownik katedry Zarządzania Międzynarodowego
i centrum badawczego CROW
Akademia Leona Koźmińskiego

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