I think we can all agree upon that the world is turning faster and faster which means that the planning society from the 90’s is no more relevant then the planning economy from the dark ages of communism. To create a five year plan in the past is equally off as creating a 12 month plan today. Hence the capitalist of yesterday are the communists of today!
New technology arise faster than ever, take WhatsApp for instance which more or less instantly stoped the SMS growth. To react fast on such changes a long term plan is not the solution, the solution is to be more agile when planning.
That means that we today should look more into iterated processes when planning. By taking small steps we can more easily adapt to new themes that get a big response in the community.