In many aspects of life, it helps to follow the instructions. That pile of planks, poles and allen keys isn’t going to make a wardrobe unless you know how it all fits together. Instructions give you a process by which to achieve your vision – and helps it stand up when you put it into practice. But does the same apply to business? Startups and scale-ups often have disruption at their core, Facebook’s original ‘move fast and break things’ motto being a prime example. The temptation is to go your own way, break with tradition, find new ways to do business – but the cognitive load involved can be overwhelming.