Major General John Schofield (1831-1906) is one of the most respected US military commanders you’ve never heard of.
Schofield’s legendary command instruction at West Point will serve you for a lifetime – in your family, business, career, organization or team.
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John McAllister Schofield was born in upstate New York in 1831. The Schofields moved to Illinois when John was 12. He was educated in public schools, worked on the family farm and surveyed land in northern Wisconsin before spending a year as a schoolteacher back in Illinois.
Ideally, they should be in your niche, but don't have to.
Ideally, you should have at least a dozen but no more than a couple dozen.
Don't worry about it. You'll see what works for you as you go.
Just make a decent list to start.
Mar 26, 2022 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
I know Americans are tired of pointless wars and MIC profits. We must think and understand. Yes, Putin's War in Ukraine is possible because of US strategic and diplomatic ineptitude. But unlike Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya etc., we truly have no better choice now but to defeat Putin.
The way we win is not intervention. NATO in Ukraine is the worst way to do this, politically and strategically. That's the best way Putin can win, and every indication from the WH so far is consistent with the view that they get this. All we need to do is arm and supply Ukraine.
Mar 25, 2022 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
Learn to own your decisions and you will be more successful in whatever it is you do.
That's not about explaining yourself, or anything outside of yourself, your conditions and circumstances.
In your own subjectivity, owning the decision must meet two fundamental benchmarks.
1. Owning the decision takes a clear break from considering and thinking and deciding – into action.
From that point on, it's a given. It's all about execution, there's no room for doubt and second-guessing.
You may adjust course because feedback, but that's a NEW decision.
Nov 8, 2020 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
POWER in COMMUNICATION
To have power, you must learn to project power.
It sounds like putting the cart before the horse, but it is not.
The simplest way to project power in communication is to simplify.
You must cultivate discipline if you want to have power.
Simplicity is self-discipline.
Practice the discipline of simplicity in thought and speech.
To prepare, journal.
Nov 8, 2020 • 15 tweets • 3 min read
Why do people always have to cycle through the Five Stages of Grieving?
What makes this cycle such a powerful pattern?
How do we become free from it?
We have constructed in our heads a narrative about how things should be. We have identified with that story and attached our ego to it.
When the story is revealed as false, we are compelled to deny the revelation in order ot assert our ego as valid.
Oct 21, 2020 • 24 tweets • 4 min read
Dokkōdō, loosely translated as "The Way of Walking Alone", is the last work of Miyamoto Musashi.
He composed it on occasion of giving away his possessions in preparation for death in 1645.
Musashi dedicated the 21 principles of Dokkōdō as a last gift to his favorite student – an ultimate Integration of Zen and the Way of the Warrior.
The title itself is suggestive like a Zen koan. It hints that the path of Liberation is one you can tread only on your own.
Oct 14, 2020 • 53 tweets • 6 min read
108 principles for Authentic Life
– What is Authenticity?
– How do we cultivate Authenticity?
– How do we lead life in alignment with Authenticity?
Here’s what I’ve learnt.
1. Focus your attention on Yourself: be Aware of your actions and deliberate in your choices.
Jul 12, 2020 • 38 tweets • 7 min read
22 TIME-TESTED TECHNIQUES TO MAKE *GOOD* WRITING A CONSISTENT HABIT
What I have to share here is harsh.
Have no illusions about it.
The writing gods don’t care for prayers – they want sacrifice.
I didn’t come up with all these techniques yesterday. Many of them come from world-class writers and credit goes to them. But they all get at the same thing – conditioning your mind to produce great writing on command.
And they WORK when you DO the work.
Jul 9, 2020 • 7 tweets • 1 min read
Most people don't realize yet what's happening out there. Here's a list of US retail chains that have announced store closures – 8,400 so far this year.
AC Moore: 145 stores
Art Van Furniture: 190 stores
AT&T: 250 stores
Bath & Body Works: 50 stores
Bed Bath & Beyond: 44 stores
Bloomingdale's: 1 store
Bose: 11 stores
Chico: 100 stores (estimated)
Children's Place: 200 stores
Christopher Banks: 30-40 stores
Chuck E Cheese: 54 U.S. stores (bankruptcy)
CVS Pharmacy: 22 stores
Destination Maternity: 90 stores (bankruptcy)
Jul 5, 2020 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Viral technologies being developed around the world can kill the coronavirus and help open more indoor spaces.
Unlike imaginary vaccines, these technologies may actually work and don't require totalitarian policies.
Let's take a look!
Molecular-sized spikes of tiny antimicrobial agents can be added to desks, walls and other surfaces and rupture anything with a membrane that lands on them.
Pilot studies have shown such surfaces kill 95% of viruses and bacteria.
May 24, 2020 • 10 tweets • 2 min read
If you learn to tell the difference between having an option and an intuition to use the option, you will have the ability to make big gains for small marginal effort.
One is awareness that you can do something, the other is awareness that you indeed should do it.
Extroverted Intuiting is the part of cognition that deals with connection, optionality and superposition.
It makes you aware of other people's intentions, of hidden options, of what is about to happen.
Apr 4, 2020 • 30 tweets • 4 min read
1/ I have prepared a THREAD of the best and most informative D. J. Trump quotes regarding the wuhan. I fact-checked most of them to make sure they're reliable, but I encourage you to make up your own mind.
Enjoy! and I hope you find this wealth of information useful.
2/ JAN 22
“We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming from Chy-Na. It’s going to be just fine.”
Mar 25, 2020 • 16 tweets • 3 min read
To know what's going to happen, and not be panicked or caught by surprise by the human and commercial toll, understand this. Coronavirus testing in the US is far behind what Italy did, yet the expectation is that results will be better because "best health care in the world."
This is the next thing to be in denial about. First it was that the disease is seriously contagious. So there was no point "panicking people" (and devaluing the assets of the oligarchy). Now that the markets are tanked and the economy on ice, the agenda is to go back to business.
Mar 16, 2020 • 16 tweets • 3 min read
How did Taiwan prevent a #coronavirus outbreak and collapse?
The answers will surprise you.
On Dec. 31, the same day China notified the World Health Organization that it had several cases of an unknown pneumonia, Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control immediately ordered inspections of passengers arriving on flights from Wuhan.
Mar 9, 2020 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
BREAKING: The #coronavirus can travel twice as far as official "safe distance" and stay in air for 30 minutes
Authorities advise people to stay 1-2 metres apart, but researchers found that a bus passenger infected travellers sitting 4.5 metres away
The scientists behind the research said their investigation also highlighted the importance of wearing face masks because of the length of time it can linger.
For example at around 37C (98F), the wuhan can survive for two to three days on glass, fabric, metal, plastic or paper.