OK Go, an inspiration for long term planningPosted: 07/01/2010
When you look at these videos, especially the new one End Love, you see a commitment to craft and quality that is absent in America today. The video was filmed over 18 continuous hours, and required a view toward the larger project and attention to detail, instead of quick, short-term thinking. The band members had to be very careful about movement and decisions that they made over that long time period, keeping in mind what was required to complete the project successfully.
What these videos bring to mind are the lack of long term thinking in both government and the boardrooms of America. In government, politicians operate in the 24-hour news cycle and are most concerned with their immediate electoral future. In business, the next quarter, or the next fiscal year are typically as far as incentive structures extend. The problems we face today, whether you look at the economic recession, long term deficits, anthropogenic-induced global warming, and resource scarcity, demand the kind of long term planning and cooperation, that is nearly absent in our society today. What can we do about it?