Warfighting and Business – Friction

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The field of warfighting is full of words that do not translate well into “civilian”. An example: recently I was in a conversation and wanted to ensure the other conversant knew I understood what they were saying and took responsibility for acting upon that knowledge. This word for this is “tracking”, this did not translate … Read more…

Warfighting and Business – War Defined

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Note: for this entire series we are directly borrowing from and copying the flow of Marine Corps Doctrinal Publication 1 “Warfighting”. The perception of what war is and isn’t covers a broad spectrum. Some view war as a mechanical affair stripped entirely of humanity with people acting as robots trying to kill each other. Some … Read more…

Warfighting and Business – The Theoretical Connection

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War and business are different, very different. MCDP 1 defines war as “a violent clash of interests between or among organized groups characterized by the use of military force”. The point of business is generally to generate profit. The Warfighter is attempting to bring military power to bear to impose his will on the enemy. … Read more…

Warfighting and Business – Series Announcement

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The United States Marine Corps is one of the most impressive warfighting powers to have ever existed in history. The “little brother” of the Department of Defense and a part of the Department of the Navy, the Marine Corps has worked with limited resources and incredible competition for its functions and existence over the years. … Read more…