Accession Number : ADA314838

Title :   Strategy: A Personal Construct.

Descriptive Note : Research rept. Aug 95-Apr 96,

Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Williams, Michael E.

PDF Url : ADA314838

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : 'Strategy is the art of getting one's way.' Getting one's way means being able to define and attain a desired outcome. In order to accomplish this, it is necessary to create advantage from extant circumstances. Physics and Eastern mysticism suggest a context within which to visualize and create such advantage in order to achieve a desired outcome. The author begins this paper by relating the physics context of force (and its constituents, mass and motion) and leverage to strategy. He then shifts to the Eastern mystical philosophies of Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism. Grounded on the idea that movement, flow and change are the unifying states of the universe, I suggest an application of the yin and yang synergism to strategy. Finally, using the historical examples of Hideyoshi (unified Japan in the late 16th Century), Mohandas Gandhi and Mao Tse-Tung. The author synthesizes physics and Eastern mysticism into a personal construct of strategy.

Descriptors :   *STRATEGY, *PHYSICS, *PHILOSOPHY, SYNTHESIS, JAPAN, SYMMETRY, SYNERGISM.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE