On Strategy and Tactics

“So she asked me to ask you,” I explained, “because she thought you might have an interesting opinion on the difference between strategy and tactics.”

“It’s very simple,” Mr. Magundi said. “‘Strategy’ is the business of deciding how many people must die to reach our objective. ‘Tactics’ is the business of figuring out exactly how to kill them.”

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2 thoughts on “On Strategy and Tactics

  1. Reminds me of the difference between a Mechanical Engineer and a Civil Engineer. A former employee of a major defense contractor once told me that a Mechanical Engineer designs weapons. A Civil Engineer designs targets.

  2. Pingback: On Strategy and Tactics | Mr. Magundi Speaks His Mind | kommonplaces

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