To succeed, planning alone is insufficient. One must improvise as well.
—Isaac Asimov, Foundation
Planning is an unnatural process; it is much more fun to do something. The nicest thing about not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise, rather than being preceded by a period of worry and depression.
—Sir John Harvey-Jones
Another long-held vestige of our modern-day business vernacular has been the stubborn notion that a business plan must be constructed to ensure commercial success. In order to get your idea from the hieroglyphics scribbled on a napkin to a thriving enterprise, conventional wisdom dictates that you have to suffer through the formalities of writing ...