Quotes in planning
A good deal of the corporate planning I have observed is like a ritual rain dance; it has no effect on the weather that follows, but those who engage in it think it does. Moreover, it seems to me that much of the advice and instruction related to corporate planning is directed at improving the dancing, not the weather.
Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood...Make big plans, aim high in hope and work.
We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.
Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.
Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action.
A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.
The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.