Plan Back

Michael Rada
3 min readOct 8, 2021

No, it is not a mistake, I do not mean Back Plan. I mean to PLAN BACK.

To make this happen you should not understand the plan as a one-way journey from now to the future, but you may define clearly the steps from a vision of yours to the current day, something like a reverse countdown.

I am honored to talk regularly with many people, and some represent the true HUMANS. Two of them I meet every Wednesday — Bill McClain, the author of THE 4 HORSEMAN and many other books and Doug Berger, the Father of US INDUSTRY REIMAGINED 2030.

We met on the construction site of WASTELESS WORLD in the projects related to INDUSTRY 5.0 and from the very first moment, we spoke together we understood each other well thanks to the use of the LANGUAGE OF EFFICIENCY we use in our conversation.

As Doug says we challenge each other in every single talk we do and this is how I came to “PLAN BACK” remembering my time in school, better to say the time in the school “stadium” a small place where we do once or twice a week the exercises as part of our education. One exercise which was present almost every single time was RUNNING usually like the heat up the element that many hate, preferring SPRINT instead of running in circles in the 175 m long running track. I was the only one in the class who love long tracks and enjoy it more on this “roundabout” 17,14 rounds has been needed to finish the 3000 m track. There were two reasons why I love it and enjoy it.

  1. In contrary to trainer and teacher advice, I count the rounds backward, like a countdown which gave me the feeling to be closer to the target
  2. I overtake others by entire rounds, which makes me feel good

Both help me to keep a clear vision of the target and my aim to be the winner.

Sometimes I just went for a run at home, running 10 or 20 km, just so, long time before running become popular in my country 30 years later. I feel like the marathon runner but never run in a competition, because I love to run, the victory would be just added value.

Today not running, but riding my EUC, I do 30 km in one hour time in a “low flight” above the ground and I enjoy it the same.

The reason for describing that is simple, writing helps me to think clearly and now I do fully understand the difference between the BACK PLAN and PLAN BACK, which I do apply to my work and life.

BACK PLAN is just the safety ring if something goes wrong, but everyone hopes it would not be needed

PLAN BACK is based on the clear vision or image from which the creator or creators established bridges and routes to the current stage because everyone hopes it would be reached

It is important not only to have an AIM but to see the PROGRESS and through the REVERSE COUNTDOWN, or PLAN BACK, it can be achieved and visualized, clearly so as the progress can be tracked and if not fulfilled the methods and way can be modified immediately without the need to wait for the next term, election, business plan or event.

It is possible that the words I choose in English are not the best ones, English is a foreign language for me, but I hope the explanation connected to the example taken from my life would help to reach the common understanding and the first ones to whom I will share my text would be BILL and DOUG and I hope both will contribute to the content of this article before it would be published next week

Have a nice day free of waste and wasting in all its forms and stay safe to be able to join us on the CONSTRUCTION SITE OF WASTELESS WORLD which everyone has in front of his or her eyes.

Michael Rada, HUMAN



Michael Rada

I am HUMAN. This is the only title you can find after 30 years in business on my business card. Since 2013 I build wasteless world. I am founder of INDUSTRY 5.0