“‘First weigh the considerations, then take the risks.’ is a German adage first coined by Field-Marshal Moltke.” (Guderian, 1990, 439). Heinz Guderian, a World War I junior officer and World War II General. Creator, trainer and leader of Germany’s armoured forces during the Second World War. Reference Guderian, H. & Fitzgibbon, C. (trans) (1990) Panzer Leader.… Read More
“Learn from the mistakes of others. You’ll never live long enough to make them all yourself!” Sign on a US Marine Corps paraloft.
“Theory must be of the nature of observations not of doctrine.” (Clausewitz, 2014, p.46.). Reference von Clausewitz, C. & Graham, J.J. (trans) (2014) On War. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
Unwritten Military Maxim: Get on and do it!