Clausewitz on Strategy: Inspiration and Insight from a Master Strategist

Clausewitz on Strategy Inspiration and Insight from a Master Strategist Think about strategy and sharpen judgment in an unpredictable environment Carl von Clausewitz is widely acknowledged as one of the most important of the major strategic theorists he s been read by Eis

  • Title: Clausewitz on Strategy: Inspiration and Insight from a Master Strategist
  • Author: Carl von Clausewitz Bolko von Oetinger Christopher Bassford
  • ISBN: 9780471415138
  • Page: 309
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Think about strategy and sharpen judgment in an unpredictable environment Carl von Clausewitz is widely acknowledged as one of the most important of the major strategic theorists he s been read by Eisenhower, Kissinger, Patton, Chairman Mao, and numerous other leaders In Clausewitz on Strategy, the Boston Consulting Group s Strategy Institute has excerpted those passagesThink about strategy and sharpen judgment in an unpredictable environment Carl von Clausewitz is widely acknowledged as one of the most important of the major strategic theorists he s been read by Eisenhower, Kissinger, Patton, Chairman Mao, and numerous other leaders In Clausewitz on Strategy, the Boston Consulting Group s Strategy Institute has excerpted those passages most relevant to business strategy from Clausewitz s classic text On War, the most general, applicable, and enduring work of strategy in the modern West and a source of insight into the nature of conflict, whether on the battlefield or in the boardroom This book offers Clausewitz s framework for self education a way to train the reader s thinking Clausewitz speaks the mind of the executive, revealing logic that those interested in strategic thinking and practice will find invaluable He presents unique ideas, such as the idea that friction unexpected interference is an intrinsic part of strategy The Boston Consulting Group is one of the world s leading management consulting firms whose clients include many of the world s industry leaders Tiha von Ghyczy Charlottesville, VA has been a faculty member and Director of Business Projects at the Darden School of Business since 1996 While with The Boston Consulting Group, he assumed responsibility for the practice groups in manufacturing time based competition and high technology He has published numerous articles and books on vision and strategy Bolko von Oetinger Munich, Germany is a Senior Vice President of BCG Christopher Bassford Washington, DC is presently a Professor of Strategy at the National War College in Washington, DC, and the author of several books, including Clausewitz in English The Reception of Clausewitz in Britain and America, 1815 1945.

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    1. Interesting and I think there are some useful overlaps from Clausewitz's thinking on war and business and management - particularly concepts like friction. However on the other hand it is also fairly crazy and forced like "Chingiz Khan on Executive pay and retention" or "The Attila the Hun guide to social media" and " Joan of Arc in the Boardroom, how to maintain your mission and make millions without getting burnt" as well as other books that hopefully haven't been written yet, one can conceptu [...]

    2. One of the best books about strategy I ever read.The best I thinkFull of sense, intelligence and genie.Sun what? :-)I read it time to time.

    3. -Probablemente, sin superar tras ciento ochenta y dos años.- Género. Ensayo.Lo que nos cuenta. Análisis teórico sobre la guerra basado en el pensamiento del autor, su experiencia y su tiempo, desde su propio concepto hasta la generalidad de sus planes operativos, pasando por las fuerzas armadas, el combate y la teoría estratégica. Publicado de manera póstuma, menos de un año después del fallecimiento del autor, con sólo el primer libro, de los ocho que lo componen, revisado por Clausew [...]

    4. Before i read this book, I had no understanding of Clausewitz at all. It was all in one ear and out another. Now not only can I understand the genius of Clausewitz but I relate it to Sun Tzu and Bujutsu

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