Shifting objectives shifts outcomes

By rickColosimo / June 5, 2015 / Comments Off on Shifting objectives shifts outcomes

I recently finished the first draft for my book on the nine principles of war, reformulated and recast as they should be applied to business. My friend Tom read the draft to provide some initial comments, and we ended up talking about whether to add a discussion on the seeming inapplication of strategy to the…

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General under investigation in Afghanistan

By rickColosimo / April 30, 2013 / Comments Off on General under investigation in Afghanistan

I know Bill Caldwell. Worked for him. He convinced me, unintentionally I’m sure, to leave the Army. I know nothing about what he did, didn’t, should, or shouldn’t have done with all this stuff in the paper. But my personal opinion, FWIW, is that he’s not above suspicion and should not get the benefit of…

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Some women DO belong in Ranger School

By rickColosimo / June 14, 2012 /

Sometimes the WSJ depresses me. I read it for sensible, no BS news and financial analysis, and then their opinion page goes off the deep end with this sort of crap. I almost don’t want to link to this — it’s that embarrassing to the author in my opinion, but some guy whose Army time…

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Unclutterer discovers the dummy cord

By rickColosimo / November 16, 2010 / Comments Off on Unclutterer discovers the dummy cord

In this brief post, Unclutterer describes a little elastic band, cord, and sticky piece that helps keep the lens cap of an SLR camera from disappearing. In the Army, this rope or lanyard used for the technique of “physically securing loss-prone objects” is called a dummy cord. In some units or places, notably Ranger School,…

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