Monday, June 22, 2015

Reading for Success


TRIGGER WARNING:  Talk about war.
For John, BLUFConsuming information from several sources is good.  Nothing to see here; just move along.



From the Blog The Bridge we have Army Lieutenant Colonel Aaron Bazin (career coded as an FA 59 or Strategist) talking to us about "What Successful Strategists Read".  The lede:
Every two weeks or so here at U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, a small group of officers and civilians gets together over lunch to discuss strategic-level topics. This gathering is a low overhead and informal event, where one officer gets the conference room and selects the topic of discussion. Sometimes, there is a book to read ahead of time, other times, there is a brief movie to watch and discuss. The dialogue that unfolds is usually lively, and there never seems to be a shortage of things to talk about. Generally, the people involved find the sessions very valuable and come back again.
Since lists are in, here is the list of this groups top ten books, but non-fiction and fiction.

Here is the complete list of books.

Here is a look out how the folks in this informal group gather the news.  I find it interesting.  For myself, I think I may be a little higher with radio.

And then there is "social media".  The second item, "EMail Distro Lists", are sometimes called "Reflectors" from the fact that a single EMail is "reflected" back from a central server to all members.  I am on two such national security lists.

Regards  —  Cliff

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