Can we educate a strategist in an hour? Some would argue this task is impossible, that it takes a lifetime, or at least 10,000 hours.But what if we had to? Imagine it were possible – how would you do it? How would youaccelerate learning to strategic competency? Note: I define competency as someone that would know, understand, and be able to apply a core set of strategic concepts to analyze and appraise modern war (see also “strategic understanding”).One scientifically validated path would be the Pareto Principle, which holds, across many systems, that 80% of output comes from 20% of input. How does this help us rapidly educate strategic practitioners? We would first identify the critical 20% knowledge base that produces these outsize gains. We would then leverage this 20% (or “minimum effective dose”) by proving a simple framework for use in any war.
Monday, November 24, 2014
WarCouncil’s “Zero to Clausewitz”
Thanks to Zenpundit.
A good cheat sheet for terms of strategy.
The 300 words are at this link: http://static.
squarespace.com/static/ 52908c90e4b023ca755eb442/t/ 5471a4dce4b031c87aefa2a3/ 1416733916438/300Word_ StrategicEducation_WarCouncil. pdf
This is testable. :-)
[by Mark Safranski, a.k.a. “zen“]
The fine gents at WarCouncil.org have released the Cliff Notes of Strategy in their “WarCouncil.org 300 Word Strategic Education” . It is excellent:
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