May 2, 2007

News & Opinion: The Frontal Assault

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 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.