<![CDATA[A triplet of posts covering planning and startups caught my attention. They each carried a significant message that is worth highlighting. In the first post, In Praise of the Business Plan, Jerry Neumann, a venture investor and startup instructor warns that VCs who focus too much on the product demo, are doing entrepreneurs a disservice. He says they should ask founders to write a business plan that takes into account the customer, the market, and how their company will “solve pain and endlessly scale”.