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Factions, Negotiation, and Diplomacy

The year is 204 B.C., and Publius Cornelius Scipio stands, blade and standard in hand, over now-conquered Utica. The numerically superior forces of Hasdrubal and Syphax almost completely annihilated in a nighttime assault by the Romans, and the Carthaginian field forces were entirely out of commission in Northern Africa.

The Carthaginian Empire is the verge of ruin, with Scipio's forces clear to take the capital -

And lo! Envoys appear.

Not just any envoys, but 30 Members of Carthage's Council of Elders, the highest and most respected spokesmen for the state.

The Nature of War, The Nature of Business/Entepreneurship

On The 4 Hour Struggle

The following quotes are from the first chapter of Warfighting by the U.S. Marine Corps. They come from the first chapter, which is called "The Nature of War". These ideas offer a direct parallel to my concept of business and/or entrepreneurship.

1. Replace "war" with "business

"Since war is a fluid phenomenon, its conduct requires flexibility of thought. Success depends in large part on the ability to adapt-to proactively shape changing events to our advantage as well as to react quickly to constantly changing conditions."

"War is shaped by human nature and is subject to the complexities, inconsistencies, and peculiarities which characterize human nature."

2. Replace "war" with "entrepreneurship"

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