chapter  16
10 Pages

Sequential SOS

WithStuart S. Nagel

The business development problem is very time-oriented in that it talks about small businesses as a stepping-stone over time to big businesses. The super-optimum solution is deliberately choosing small businesses that have a high or, relatively speaking, higher capability of becoming big businesses even though it takes a while for even the small business form to pay off. The long-run solution sequentially is to facilitate moving out of the inner city to a more middle-class environment, partly through housing vouchers. The inner city problem may be partly a temporary situation to provide some immediate jobs. The first situation involves encouraging small businesses in Africa that have a fair chance of becoming large businesses. The second situation involves sequencing energy sources, with an emphasis on oil, an intermediate emphasis on coal and a distant future emphasis on safe nuclear and mass-solar.