The Plan Matters, But the Commitment Matters More
Military Tactics and Corporate Planning. The Envelope. And the WWI Schlieffen Plan.
Years back, I traveled the Mid-West in a silver diesel truckster, racking up thousands of miles on the odometer. Podcasts started taking off, and I listened to Dan Carlin's Blueprint to Armageddon about World War I. Hands down, this is the best history class I've ever taken. I encourage everyone to try this one, but, listeners beware, these episodes are over four hours long. Yet, they are worth every minute.
During this time at a certain tech firm, I used to give presentations on strategic planning, somehow incorporated the Schlieffen plan into the talk, and it grew from there. As I've received numerous requests to speak on this of late, I thought I'd write it down. This article took longer than I thought. War references are challenging and sobering during these challenging times.
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Also, I’m working on my regular article, which involves panda bears and the fashion world. But my order from China was held up in customs. Long story. More to come, but I hope to have it out the door soon.
And Happy Reading. Have a good weekend, everyone.