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  • Square one isn’t always the best starting point
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Start at the end! The science of backward planning

From moving, to arranging a wedding, we often plan chronologically. But is this the best way to achieve our goals? Canvas8 spoke to Dr. Jooyoung Park, an assistant professor at Peking University HSBC Business School, about how backwards planning can pave a better path towards success.

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When planning for the future, where do you start? Take organising a wedding as an example. From announcing the engagement to choosing a menu to inviting guests, there’s a lot to consider. And research conducted by Hitched.co.uk has found that finding the right venue is the top priority for brides-to-be, above setting a budget or guestlist. But with 40% of couples saying that the process is ‘extremely stressful’, planning for the big day is far from easy.

Part of the reason for this difficulty is that people have a tendency to think in the short-term ...



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