Have you ever seen those amazing sculptures built out of Lego® blocks? I look at those and think of how much planning, time, and patience have to go into building them all the way down to the last detail.

Then I remember the Lego® Blocks I had as a kid, with different colors, different shapes, and different types. My brother and I would figure out how to build cars, planes, and spaceships out of them, grabbing whatever blocks were available and piecing them together as we went.

Next thing we knew, we had a little 6-inch airplane built out of about a dozen blocks, or so: a long yellow brick, a couple flat blue and red pieces for wings, square blocks for the tail fin, and two little black wheel blocks that had once been parts of a car.

Lego® Blocks have improved since then. We can go to Lego’s website, and get a box with 141 blocks (1) detailed plans and step-by-step instructions, and build a plane which looks much more like what was intended.

While a child’s imagination is magical, in the business world, the properly planned project with the needed parts performs better, and that is what this whole series is about:

  • What do you want to build? Where do you start?
  • Planning the first project – Which parts are needed, and how many?
  • Where do you put the projects once they are built?
  • What do you do when you step on a Lego® block? (Ouch!)
  • How do you improve and rebuild your project?
  • When do you add new projects to make a bigger and more complete project?

1 – Lego® Blocks Sea Rescue Plane

Continue to: What do you want to build? Where do you start?

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