No such thing ...


Subject: No such thing ...
From: Kevin Austin (kevin.austin@videotron.ca)
Date: Sun Oct 16 2005 - 13:56:28 EDT


At 10:46 -0400 2005/10/16, Ned Bouhalassa wrote:
>
>But this project would be about nnnn .... Not about budgets

Decisions are about allocating resources.

I decide to go for coffee rather than correct student assignments
<<<8-((>>>>> !!! that's a budgetary implication on my "time and
energy", present and future, as there is also a commitment (from the
past), which must be met.

The way I see it, as this involves other peoples' resources
(membership fees and grants), there is accountability. The fastest
path into this is a balance sheet.

If [resources in] = [resources out], balanced.
If [resources in] < [resources out], find the $$ somewhere.
If [resources in] > [resources out], Club Med here I (we?) come.

In an organization, commitments to action can be within the fiscal
year, over a number of years, or indefinitely ongoing. They are all
represented in budgets in different ways. The "indefinitely ongoing"
commits future generations to upholding the values and decisions of
this generation.

The $$ part is not the largest part of such projects, in my experience.

Best

Kevin



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