Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Let's talk Strategy

I love Business strategy. One of the fundamental moves I always enjoy is to force my competitors to drain their resources while I spend sparingly. The United States lost that game in Vietnam, and seems to be losing it again. As a result of an expenditure of a few $'00,000 to fly planes into the World Trade Center and Pentagon, the US has spent approaching $300 Million in Afghanistan, and much more in Iraq. That is not to speak of the lives lost, and disabilities suffered (at a rate of almost ten for each death). I wonder how we keep on failing over many years to learn that basic strategic effectiveness is not dependent on spending levels.

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