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Napoleon's Glance: The Secret of Strategy

3.56 of 5 stars 3.56  ·  rating details  ·  43 ratings  ·  2 reviews
When Napoleon's Glance was first published last spring, former NATO secretary general and now putative presidential candidate Wesley Clark declared, "This is a very important book." In Napoleon's Glance strategist William Duggan shows how Clark, along with ten other important figures in the fields of politics, war and culture, owed their success to coup d'oeil. But what is ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published March 19th 2004 by Nation Books (first published March 23rd 2003)
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Fred Leland
This book goes along well with Duggan's "Strategic Intuition" both give great examples of real life people and circumstances who developed and used Clausewitz's coup d'oeil otherwise known as Napoleons glance, strike of the eye, and expert intuition and today recognized primed decision making. These examples give the reader insight into what intuition and implicit decision making is all about. The explorer mentality, searching for opportunities, combined with Napoleons glance (the ability to see ...more
This book defiles strategy as a discipline with its bosh. A series of disjointed narratives strung together only by the unifying theme of Napolean's ability to advance at times of strength and feed off of previous successes, this book omits much while repeating an insipid mantra relating to Napolean's eye. An insipid read, this book fails to inspire and excludes actual learning points from the field of strategy such as comparative advantage or game theory. Overall, a terrible book not worth wast ...more
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