In the November/December 2008 issue of Philosophy Now Debra Trione describes the work that she did with influential individuals in politics, business and publishing in order to get a perspective on their vision. She asked them to paint the picture of their ideal world (literally, with acrylic paints). Here is an excerpt of the article:
” Incredibly, General H Norman Schwarzkopf, Commander of Allied Forces during the firs Gulf War, and Jessica Mathews, President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, painted nearly identical mountain landscapes, peopled by almost exactly the same set of stick-figures. Should we conclude from this that Schwarzkopf and Mathews harbor similar big-picture goals, even if the means by which they might propose to achieve them are somewhat contradictory?”
The article Visions of a Perfect World is a good read for those interested in visioning and philosophy around this topic.