Organisations plan for success. They should also plan for worst case scenarios - especially in the case of a cyber attack or breach. For many organisations, preparedness means developing plans for disaster recovery and continuity of operations.
Finding an investor is a big decision. Think of it like buying a car - Every model is going to get you from one place to the other, but they're not all made the same. The more money, the more gadgets (experience/contacts) but do you just need a run around to give your company that quick push from A to B?
It's a radical idea I know, but how about next time we send the England football team to a tournament we try to win? And by that I mean why don't we treat our national sport like a business, and give ourselves half a chance of realising our undoubted potential?
I have written before that stress will eventually lead to people, who are normally vigilant with their diet, going 'tonto' - and losing control. Check: there is a wonderful photo of me gazing amorously at a slice of pizza like it is Monica Belluci. I didn't meet a single carb that I didn't like in Spain. Once I started eating badly, I didn't stop.
Have you ever seen Theo Paphitis or Duncan Ballantyne invest on Dragon's Den after perusing a detailed 40-page business plan? No.
Who will succeed David Cameron as Conservative leader, Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager or - to take a name almost at random - Professor Les Ebdon as the Director of the Office of Fair Access to Universities?