Aaron Gouveia has worked as the Content Manager of Salary.com since 2011. Prior to that, he was an award-winning journalist at several prominent New England newspapers. Read more...
If we’ve learned anything from The Walking Dead, it’s that spontaneity and lack of proper planning can be deadly.
It seems like every time someone decides to go for a walk in the woods alone, they’re attacked by zombies and they eventually cause everyone else the pain and suffering that comes with having to put them down before they turn. After all, how many times in Season 1 and 2 did Carl disobey his parents by not doing what he was told?
On the other hand, the show proves a good plan is worth its weight in gold. The group made the prison their home by systematically and intelligently clearing walkers from the yard and cell block a little at a time. Then, when it was time to take on the Governor, they succeeded despite the fact they were vastly outnumbered and outgunned. That was a battle the group won before the bullets even started flying, because they developed a sound strategy.
Bottom line: lack of a plan in the zombie apocalypse or in business will end up with you eaten alive.