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On Defining a Profession from Scratch

Hey, Sebastian.

I've been thinking about how you're a strategist. What does that entail? How do you go about getting into that area of study? How do you start learning about such a broad field?

My ideas for my life are fairly big and broad, making it difficult to know where to start. I know about the principles of kaizen, taking small steps that compound into something big, but there's still the question of which small steps (out of the 1000 possibilities) to start with. I'm hoping your experience with being a strategist might give me a few ideas.



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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