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The strategy bridge : theory for practice

Author: Colin S Gray
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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The Strategy Bridge: Theory for Practice is an original contribution to the general theory of strategy. While heavily indebted to Carl von Clausewitz, Sun Tzu, and the very few other classic authors, this book presents the theory, rather than merely comments on the theory as developed by others. The author explains that the purpose of strategy is to connect purposefully politics and policy with the instruments they  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin S Gray
ISBN: 9780199579662 0199579660
OCLC Number: 642283159
Description: xi, 308 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Surviving Clausewitz ----
Part I. THEORY. 1. The theory of strategy, I: enduring nature, changing character ---
2. The theory of strategy, II: construction, execution, and consequences ---
3. Politics, war, and strategy ----
Part II. PRACTICE. 4. Problems with strategy: often a bridge too far ---
5. The product: strategic effect ---
6. Strategy, strategists, and command performance: joining up the dots ----
Part III. CONTEXT AND PURPOSE. 7. Conclusion: bandit country and the strategist's quest for control ----
Appendices: A. The dicta of strategy ---
B. General strategic theory, the classical canon ---
C. Conceptual 'Hueys' at Thermopylae? The challenge of strategic anachronism ---
D. Potent trinities: fourteen skeleton keys of theory for the strategist.
Responsibility: Colin S. Gray.

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The Strategy Bridge presents and explains the general theory of strategy and demonstrates the relevance of that theory to the real world of practice. The author explains what strategy is and how it  Read more...

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