beforemath
(bee.FOHR.math) n. The events and situations that lead to a particular end (cf. aftermath).

Example Citation:
In his engaging book Future Perfect, Stanley Davis...says most people are stuck managing the results of things that have already happened — the aftermath. Great leaders manage what has not yet happened — the beforemath.
—William Thorsell, "What fatal flaw led us so deeply into debt?",> The Globe and Mail, October 18, 1997

First Use:
Most managers manage the consequence of events that have already taken place — they're always dealing with the aftermath. Instead they should manage events which haven't yet happened — they should learn to manage the beforemath.
—Stanley Davis, "," Future Perfect, 1987

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