May 2, 2007

News & Opinion: The Frontal Assault

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 2:35 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

From Profit from The Core by Chris Zook:
Strategy, Liddell Hart's history of military strategy, examines the successes and failures of military campaigns to take over territory going back to the Peloponnesian Wars. Hart finds that armies that make a frontal assault on an entrenched position lose virtually 100 percent of the time, even with superior forces. He argues that an indirect approach is essential to increasing the odds of victory.

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.