War is seemingly everywhere around us, and not just the war in Iraq. There are culture wars, internet wars, business wars, nasty political wars. This all reflects something strange and new happening in societyΓÇöa heightened level of conflict up and down the line, as more and more individuals are drawn into and involved in power struggles. It is a confusing and complicated battlefield for us all. The only way to really navigate this new world order is through a solid understanding of strategy, but there is much confusion and many misconceptions about this subject. Strategy is not a prescription for doing this or that in certain situations, but rather a philosophy, a way of looking at the world, a heightened form of rationality and consciousness. The most developed form of strategy comes from warfare, where for thousand of years extremely sound principles on how to handle conflict and competition have been conceived, tested and retested on the battlefield. Some of these principles include the supreme importance of mobility in thought and action, looking at the world through your rivalsΓÇÖ eyes, crafting plans that are detailed yet flexible, always taking the line of least expectation and least resistance. The art of war itself, as defined by Sun-tzu, is to win with minimum bloodshed and violence, an ideal that is rarely lived up to in war, but one that is of great value to study nonetheless. The apex is Grand Strategy, a philosophical approach to life which always aims at the most rational and far reaching solution to any problem. The knowledge contained in the art of war has for too long been relegated to elites and seen as an arcane subject. The premise of The 33 Strategies of War is that military strategy has incredible relevance to all kinds of everyday situations, problems, conflicts. The 33 Strategies is steeped in the philosophy of Sun-tzu, the tenets of grand strategy, and the practical wisdom contained in the military arts. It is an attempt to make the ideas and experiences of the greatest strategists in historyΓÇöNapoleon, Hannibal, Queen Elizabeth I, T.E. Lawrence, Musashi, to name a fewΓÇöas applicable and useful to your life as possible.┬áIts┬ágoal┬áis┬áto┬ámake┬áeveryone┬áhis┬áor┬áher┬áown┬ágeneral┬áand master strategist.
It went sideways in the Q&A but it was an intriguing talk.
When you hypothesize the impetus behind the Iraq invasion to illustrate your point, you're going to illicit an argumentative response regardless of the audience.
His point was well made but the example used to make his point was too polarizing and a bit of a stretch.
Regardless, loved the topic and the speaker's insights.
I agree as a fellow strategist that strategy is a worldview and the process of strategic making is ideally a fluid concept...ever evolving, ever changing and adapting while never lose sight of the grand goal
What an enlightening session, Mr.Greene! I must REIGN over my ancient Neanderthalian tendency towards 'envy' in the hopes that one day perhaps I too may conduct a brilliant and 'Masterful' presentation! ;-P
This speaker should think about changing his strategy when talking to the listeners :P
Just braging over how long he studied war, and tell someone to read a good book, are not so good things to say to win an argument...
I suppose you are right that one should be ready to address attacks from all sides. I'm just irritated by the argumentative approach some of these folks have when asking their question. It's almost as if they're asking a question in order to have a debate.
"In 1801, the slaves on the island..." https://youtu.be/O_asN2Qib2w?t=403
Bill Gates, Microsoft, social justice warriors... The Asian & white slaves on the continents known as North America, Europe, and Australia are in revolt against their elitist masters. That revolt was signaled by the 2016 elections. Now you and your underground governments are at war with the slaves who are trying to free themselves. But the slaves have read Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, Saul Alinsky, Robert Greene and the rest.
Jesus Christ the people in the audience must love to hear the sound of their own voices when they talk. Between dealing with these jagoffs and the horrendous sound issues I hope the check Robert cashed was a big one.
Young folks seem to depend entirely on theoretical analysis. This simply reveals their lack of life experience which, if they had it, would completely conflict with theoretical ideals. This is an old story.
- Some of the people asking questions in the Q&A session were really rude with Robert. This is not the place to argue like that... In my opinion.
- I really enjoyed the story of Musashi! Great speech Overall.
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