November 14, 2016
Is Planning Becoming Passé?
"Plans are nothing; planning is everything." - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Planning is a noble task, full of focus and good intention. It's always been one of my favourite things to do.
Now I hear about the newest trend: the 'anti business plan' entrepreneur. Here's a not-so-secret secret: most business owners don't have business plans. And I'm pretty sure that's not a new-fangled idea.
Most of us spend a lot of time planning... in the car crossing the bridge, in the Starbucks drive-thru, walking the dog. We don't always write our plans down but we do plan.
Planning is a most worthy task because it helps us understand options and make better decisions. No one will ever convince me there's no value in planning, even if the plans are eventually broken.
originally published in PM News & Views on November 1, 2016
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