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Sir John Richard Boyd? clipping

Posted on December 1st, 2020

Unlikely because he was a US citizen, and then he died in March 1997. However, he has been enormously influential in British politics over the last several years. In particular, he has been a significant source of ideas and inspiration for Dominic Cummings. Readers who are not citizens of the UK may not recognize Mr. Cummings. He ran the successful Vote Leave campaign in the 2016 Brexit referendum and now holds the position of chi...

Auftragstaktik in one simple diagram clipping

Posted on May 24th, 2020

The concept of Auftragstaktik is more complicated than just "Tell them what to do, then walk away." The root of "Auftragstaktik" is a German word for "contract," and that’s how Boyd describes mission command in Patterns, (p. 76): A contract, even a conceptual one, means negotiation and salesmanship, as you can see. For example, does the subordinate understand how their mission fits into the overall operational concept? Are you conf...