Inspiration for Innovation

2 steps ahead by tomvanvooren
April 13, 2010, 9:25 pm
Filed under: Ideas & Observations, Uncategorized | Tags: ,

Tonight in one of our group meetings I wanted to continue the discussion to come up with a plan C, just in case if also plan B didn’t work (plan A wasn’t delivering the desired results). Overall the criticism is that you should not really do planning in a start-up. I agree, one of the strengths of a small company is its flexibility; nevertheless I think it’s good to at least think about a plan C, especially when you are dealing with time bound issues. So once the situation occurs you can act very swiftly, because you know the teams’ opinions about the issue.

This mentality of thinking 2 steps ahead is often missed out when discussing the advantages of start-ups, as it flows naturally from the visionary mindset of the entrepreneurs. However I think that this contributes a lot to the innovativeness of a company, but also its efficiency.

Just for the record, we ended up using plan C 😛


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