A Knowledge of Strategy & Grammar…

“The rules of strategy are few and simple. They may be learned in a week. They may be taught by familiar illustrations or a dozen diagrams. But such knowledge will no more teach a man to lead an army like Napoleon than a knowledge of grammar will teach him to write like Gibbon.” George Henderson… Read More

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Persistence or Talent vs Persistence & Talent…

“In the course of achieving anything, nothing is more important than persistence.” Many will tell you that persistence or determination is more important than talent. However, without some talent (latent or trained), one will find it difficult to achieve an objective with persistence alone. For example, I don’t have the talent to run 10,000 metres… Read More

Training & Response versus Stress & Dumb

“No one becomes smarter under stress,” says Charles Morgan, a forensic psychiatrist at the University of New Haven, Connecticut. “The question really is who gets dumb faster.” The armed forces of countries around the world spend countless hours training their personnel, repeating drills until they become ‘second nature’. Paraphrasing, the military saying is “a soldier will revert… Read More

Do & Done becomes Get & Gotten…

“If You Always Do What You’ve Always Done, You Always Get What You’ve Always Gotten.” Unknown but invariably accredited to (Quote Investigator, 2016): Henry Ford (?, Car Maker); Jessie Potter (1981, Educator and counsellor on family relationships and human sexuality); Dayle K. Maloney (1984, In a seminar ‘Secers of Selling); Cathy Bolger (1984, Counsellor); Dan… Read More