Chapter 9. The Western Approach to Strategy

  1. Emotion (primordial violence, hatred and enmity) a blind, irrational but natural force
  2. Reason (rational aims) the subordination of emotion into calculated policies
  3. Chance (the play of probability) where the creative spirit is free to roam.

--

--

--

Govern the state by being straight-forward; wage war by being crafty. — Laozi

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

The Often Neglected History of Road Convention, Part 1: The Rule of the Road and Its Origins

How would Winston Churchill handle North Korea, Iran and Russia in 2019–2020?

The Challenger Disaster Address - Ronald Reagan (1986)

A Postal Passport to the Galaxy

Chosen to Disappear

For a prophet, on his birthday.

James Arthur Baldwin, born August 2nd 1924 in Harlem, NY; photo credit: Marion Jorrin

Tribes — Uplifted Culture

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Marcus Guest

Marcus Guest

Govern the state by being straight-forward; wage war by being crafty. — Laozi

More from Medium

Marginal Abatement Cost Curves

Viable Systems Model (VSM): Environment, Operations, and Metasystems

How discouraged agile coaches can gain clarity on tricky issues in their teams

What Transformation Catalysts Do to Catalyze System Change