Decision Making

Why Boyd is Agile

More analysis on Boyd’s theories from Chet Richards in his latest post at Fast Transients, Why Boyd is agile: Keep in mind when Chet speaks of agile, fast transients and adaptability, he is speaking to the not only the physical dimension but the moral and mental dimensions of conflict as well.

Destruction & Creation: Are You Locked on One Way of Thinking or Are You Adaptable, Approaching Tactical Dilemmas?

In crisis situations are you closed minded and locked into one specific way of handling situations or are you open minded and adapt tactics to meet the circumstances you find yourself in as you attempt to solve tactical dilemma’s?  Is your chosen method wrapped up in a sole technique you learned or, have you learned to artfully apply tactics based on the foundational principles in realization the the foundation or checklist alone may not help you in reaching sound decisions and the outcomes you seek?  The foundational principles are important but we all to often this is, where w

Column at Police One: Mental toughness and the power to adapt

My latest Staying Oriented column “Mental toughness and the power to adapt” is up at www.policeone.com. Please take the time to check it out and leave your thoughts in the comments section.  I appreciate all your support in spreading the word on these important topics.

"Unhappy the general who comes on the field of battle with a system." — Napoleon Bonaparte

Book Review: Thinking Fast and Slow By Daniel Kahneman

Thinking Fast and Slow I spent the last 3 months reading a great book

The Utility of OODA...It"s Much More Than a Loop

A great article over at Fast Company titled “The Strategy of a Fighter Pilot” that discusses the utility of COL John Boyd's OODA Loop in a vast array of disciplines. We like things simple although the reality of how things unfold is not so simple, they are instead often times dynamic and complex. Boyd understood, changes ceaselessly, unfolding "in an irregular, disorderly, unpredictable manner," despite our vain attempts to ensure the contrary.

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