Monday, 22 March 2010

Mike Southon: Delegate Finance!

Mike Southon is an entrepreneur, Financial Times columnist and co-author of the 'Beermat Entrepreneur' series of books. I asked him for his take on unplanning:
“I don’t think it’s about whether business planning is a good or a bad thing; it’s acknowledging the importance of a Finance person in your start-up line-up. That means the entrepreneur can be free to evangelise about how great the business idea is and how it’s going to change the world; whilst your finance person talks about numbers and forecasts to the money guys. That separation of powers means the entrepreneur is liberated to be visionary about the idea, while your sensible Finance cornerstone worries about the long-term plan.”

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