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რამსფელდის წესები

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დონალდ რამსფელდი ერთ-ერთი ყველაზე გავლენიანი პოლიტიკოსი და სახელმწიფო მოღვაწეა ბოლო პერიოდის ამერიკის შეერთებულ შტატებში. ქვეყნის ისტორიაში ის მეორე თავდაცვის მდივანია, რომელიც ყველაზე დიდხანს იყო ამ უმნიშვნელოვანეს თანამდებობაზე და წლების განმავლობაში მუშაობდა აშშ-ს სამ პრეზიდენტთან.„რამსფელდის წესები“ აერთიანებს ერთი ადამიანის უნიკალურ გამოცდილებას, პრაქტიკულ რჩევებს პოლ ...more
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Published 2018 by არტანუჯი (first published May 14th 2013)
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Chad Manske
Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The US has benefited for many decades the wisdom and knowledge of Don Rumsfeld. Two weeks ago we hosted the former SecDef at National War College where he regaled students and faculty alike with stories of his time in government. This book, as he admits early, is a collection of pithy expressions and quotes he put in a box and then eventually compiled them into a book. It is a wonderful book of valuable lessons for any aspiring leader, in government or business. I thoroughly enjoyed the reaffirm ...more
James Wazorick
Jun 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a collection of bits of advice that Mr. Rumsfeld has been collecting for 60+ years. They come from many sources and are presented with brief explanations and examples of their application. The best part are the anecdotes from his career and other government, military and business leaders that illustrate the wisdom they embody and the perils of ignoring them. In Rumsfeld’s lexicon they might be “known knowns”, or perhaps “unknown knowns”, things we know but don’t realize that we do.
It wo
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Puddock8
Jun 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this.

Lots of ideas and advice which really work in business and office life. It is also quite amusing and has interesting bits of history and insight to how government works, or doesn’t. He is a bit up himself, but had a remarkable career in government and large drugs companies.

Rumsfeld is the man who, during a press briefing in 2002 about the absence of evidence linking the government of Iraq with the supply of weapons of mass destruction to terrorist groups, famously said......

“There
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Rob
Jul 19, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: military
Chock full of common sense, it’s a nice refresher “course” for senior level management – resulting, hopefully, with those folks passing the book and its messages down the line for the benefit of their younger staff. More interesting, though, are Rumsfeld’s reminisces of his dealings with various world leaders and how some of those experiences could be related – whether positively or negatively – to basic leadership principles. A good read. If he’s not there yet, Rumsfeld is quickly falling into ...more
Clara Roberts
Jul 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Over 8 decades of living Don Rumsfeld has accumulated leadership rules that are helpful to anyone in business, government or just in life. This is one of those books that just keeps giving wisdom to the reader. It is a book that I could refer to many, many times. I think I would have found this book helpful when I started my career many years ago. Most of his rules are common sense. When these rules are ideas from others he gives credit to the other person.
Maciek Wiktorowski
Donald Rumsfeld is one of the men that I kept watching in tv news for almost my whole life. Buying that book I was not especially interested in his achievements or career, but the idea of the book seduced me. This is an expanded version of so-called "Rumsfeld Rules" - the list of quotes, ideas, lessons that Mr. Rumsfeld was jotting down since he was a teenager and kept these notes in a shoe box. Later, when he served in White House he gave a collection of those quotes divided into a couple of se ...more
Michael Riordan
Feb 07, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Nothing new, nothing original.

The book purports to be a collection of life lessons or rules that helped Rumsfeld through his personal and professional life. While it starts out in that vein, it then veers off into a memoir and then he tries to bring it back to being just a collection of rules near the end.

If you’re looking for pearls of wisdom to make your life better/easier, “The Notebooks of Lazarus Long” by Robert Heinlein would be a better choice.

One of Rumsfeld’s rules is “Never apologize
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Colin
May 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Superb!

The best book on leadership I have ever read.

Forget what you think of Donald Rumsfeld’s politcs or his role in the Iraq war. He is an outstanding public man whose experience has a lot to teach about courage, conviction, loyalty and determination in the face of adversity. His “rules” are bite-sized nuggets of advice related in a folksy manner.

A great read for those in or aspiring to positions of leadership.
Jeff Brateman
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it! It's part managerial training, part self-help, part historical. Rumsfeld is a smart guy, and has really put his intellect to its full uses in government and business.

I should really get a copy of the original business rules and put them up on the wall at work! Or, just keep them tucked away in my not-so-secret drawer of treats and toys.
Pete Zilla
An entertainingly string together string of rules, quotes, and vignettes from Rumfeld’s life. I only gave it three stars as I had a hard time restraining my cynicism as he articulated his leadership lessons with barely a nod towards his many failures. I would have better enjoyed his perspective if he had taken a more critical eye towards those events.
Tom
Aug 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This interesting book introduces the author's collection of quotes gathered over his lengthy career, and gives his personal historical context for each of them. I found myself sharing his content in several conversations. Good food for thought.
Lisa Lucas
Mar 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Though not a fan of the administrations under which Rumsfeld served, I both enjoyed reading his anecdotes and perspective on management, leadership and collaboration. The rules are strong directives for efficient and effective use of time, talent, and resources.
Sam Robb
Mar 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thought provoking and informative

Anyone interested in reflections on leadership in both public and private sectors accompanied by an insider’s account of several administrations would enjoy this book.
Vsalogub
A bit of history, a bit of politics and a few good thoughts.
Waqar Ahmed
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Perhaps one of the best books I have read this year. Very interesting, very instructive full of crisp and clear advice by a man who has served in the white house multiple times
Jcr
Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An inside look into the only person to serve as Secretary of Defense twice. Learn more about the man and see how it measures up to the persona reported by the press.
Stanley Vijayakumar
Okay read

Reads as short summary and defining Rumsfeldism. There are pockets of deep thoughts that readers / aspiring leaders can glean.
Pete Guarnieri
Get the audio book!
Todd
Dec 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A nice little book packed with a lifetime of wisdoms. Good practical tool.
Leandro Kaçaj
Mar 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love the book and advices. Even though I don't agree with Many of his policies, his advices were very helpful. Love it.
Justin Fanelli
Small government defense
Paul,
Feb 03, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rumsfeld and I differ on a lot of points, and this book is more than a little self-congratulatory, but there is still a lot to learn from Rumsfeld's wealth of experience. He listened to people and learned from them, and that is a gift that not many have.

There are a lot of great quotes in here, both by him and by others. Here are a few of my favorites:

If you can find something everyone agrees on, it’s wrong. —Representative Mo Udall (D-AZ)

People are policy! Without the best people in place, the
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John Daly
Dec 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I picked up this book after going to see a lecture Don Rumsfeld gave at the Atlanta History Center this past November. I was always a fan of the Don Rumsfeld press conferences but hearing him talk about leadership in government especially his experiences in the executive branch for four Presidents were what lead me to pick up this book.

The idea of Rumsfeld Rules was simple starting when he was young and encouraged by his school teacher mother he started writing down various phrases and snippets
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Daniel Nelson
This is a nice book to use as a reference or even quick thumb through for little anecdotes on leadership. Don't get hung up on politics or what you may think of Rumsfeld personally. It's difficult to discount his experience from serving in Congress, an Ambassador to NATO, Chief of Staff to President Ford, and Secretary of Defense on two different occasions. He's quick to point out mistakes and miscalculations from his career, but with all of that experience it's hard to discount some nuggets of ...more
Ray
Jun 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As indicated by the book's title, "Rumsfeld's Rules: Leadership Lessons in Business, Politics, War, and Life"
contains Rumsfeld's life-long collection of observations about leadership, business and life. He takes credit for few of these observations, but instead credits the originators of these proven thoughts, rules, and observations which have served him well, and which can serve others just as well. Originally collected in a shoe box by Rumsfeld, they were typed and distributed to President F
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Adam Rabiner
If we remember Rumsfeld at all, former Secretary of Defense under George W. Bush, it's as the guy who gave a press conference and spoke of the known knowns, the known unknowns, and the unknown unknowns. Well it turns out the man has spent a life-time collecting words of wisdom of this type and he's collected these here on this new primer on leadership and career development. You don't have to be a Republican or a conservative to benefit from his advice, culled from a life-time spent in both the ...more
Jared
Dec 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book with a lot of pithy wisdom from the guy who's done it all. Rumsfeld has to rank as one of the most effective people on the planet. His wit and piercing insights are entertaining. I think Shark Tank would do well to have him guest star occasionally.

A note however on the book's format: I listened to it as an audiobook. The benefit of this is that the reader is Rumsfeld himself, so you get the intonations as the author intended. The downside is that this book was not necessarily written
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John Roskelley
Sep 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Having really enjoyed Rumsfeld's Known and Unknown: A Memoir, I wanted to see how aptly he described each of his (and others' he incorporated) rules into daily life. He applies rules in carrying out responsibilities in different positions throughout his career, from aviation pilot to U.S. Congressman, to business leadership positions, and Secretary of Defense under two administrations. This small book would be a valuable addition to the working library of those starting careers in order to help ...more
Eric van Dalen
Mar 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Leaders
It's like sitting down with your grand father and letting him counsel you...only Mr. Rumsfeld is obviously very experienced in politics and business. So it's a real treat to read or listen to. It contains many great quotes such as - while 1/3 of the world is sleeping the other 2/3 is up to something. Or there are 3 types of people in the world 1. those that make things happen 2. those that watch things happen & 3. those that wonder what happened. So many more. Great insider wisdom. I need to lis ...more
Ben Chapman
May 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book a lot, & glad I had the privilege of meeting Donald Rumsfeld, when he was on tour speaking about and signing it. I didn't, however, care for the many military references he uses in the book. Not that I'm against it, but I, & others, who are not too familiar with a few of his references when he his comparing things, are left unsure on what he is writing about. The last few chapters, especially the chapter on Capitalism, were my favorite. ...more
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Donald Henry Rumsfeld is a United States businessman, retired Navy Fighter Pilot, diplomat, and politician who served as the 13th Secretary of Defense under President Gerald Ford from 1975 to 1977 and as the 21st Secretary of Defense under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2006. He is both the youngest (43 years old) and the oldest (74 years old) person to have served as Secretary of Defense a ...more

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