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April 21, 2004

News & Opinion: Lessons from the Military

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 3:15 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

Richard Patcher writes business book reviews for the Miami Herald. His March 22 review was titled "Is war a good metaphor for business?". In the review, he looks at Be Know Do: Leadership the Army Way, No Excuse Leadership: Lessons from the U.S. Army's Elite Rangers, The Marine Corps Way: Using Maneuver Warfare to Lead a Winning Organization, and Business as War: Battling for Competitive Advantage.
The review made me think of It's Your Ship by Michael Abrashoff.
And then I thought I better come up with an Air Force inspired leadership book to properly represent all branches. Check out Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War by Robert Coram.

About Dylan Schleicher


Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.