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Dark Matter Dark Matter (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.10 — 179,425 ratings — published 2016
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Eccentric Orbits: The Iridium Story Eccentric Orbits: The Iridium Story (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.19 — 828 ratings — published 2016
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Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.82 — 2,645 ratings — published 2016
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Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.40 — 54,726 ratings — published 2016
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Robert Coram
“Understanding the OODA loop enables a commander to compress time - that is, the time between observing a situation and taking an action. A commander can use the temporal discrepancy (a form of fast transient) to select the least-expected action rather than what is predicted to be the most effective action. The enemy can also figure out what might be the most effective. To take the least-expected action disorients the enemy. It causes him to pause, wonder, to question.”
Robert Coram, Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War

Robert Coram
“Thinking about operating at a quicker tempo - not just moving faster - than the adversary was a new concept in waging war. Generating a rapidly changing environment - that is, engaging in activity that is quick it is disorienting and appears uncertain or ambiguous to the enemy - inhibits the adversary's ability to adapt and causes confusion and disorder that, in turn, causes an adversary to overreact or underreact. Boyd closed the briefing by saying the message is that whoever can handle the quickest rate of change is the one who survives.”
Robert Coram, Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War

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