The Six Ps

Planning and Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance.

Some people prefer to wing it others prefer the six Ps. I generally fall into the latter category, though if I plan to wing it, I can.

Whilst we are still on the subject of the dragon’s breath, well a little, the mist has not yet gone. There is an “ethos” in start-up circles to pitch things all the time, to talk things up. There are even events to practise these often-half-baked pitches. I went to one but did not pitch, because I was neither prepared nor ready. There was some pressure for me to go against my tendencies. When you look at Dragons’ Den on the TV, many of the people who go in are severely under prepared. I don’t know but I guess it can be frustrating to have people tip up time after time and do poor pitches. Did they not watch the show beforehand? I personally err perhaps on the over preparation side; as an introvert I don’t have the live gift of the gab, so I prepare. You only get one chance, it is best not to fuck it up.

When you have a wing it person and be prepared person working together it can lead to frustration on both sides.

Having cued this up:

To which camp do I belong, the wing it camp or the six Ps camp?

Or do I sit on the fence?

If so, does that mean that I am not six Ps, even though I might like to think I am?