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Strategy: Theorist, Philosopher, and Practitioners: Theorists

How to out plan, out execute and defeat your opponents

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The Theorists

Musashi Miyamoto

"Japanese samurai. His manual on military strategy and sword fighting, Gorinsho/The Book of Five Rings (1645), became popular in English translation in 1974 in the USA as a guide to business success.

In Japan, Miyamoto Musashi is popular as the hero of a long historical novel that glamorizes his martial-arts exploits and has been the basis for a series of films and comic books. The historical Miyamoto was a painter as well as a fencer, and spent his life travelling Japan in search of Zen enlightenment."

"Miyamoto, Musashi (c. 1584-1645)." The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather guide. Abington: Helicon, 2010. Credo Reference. Web. 14 January 2013.


Michael Porter

"In his 1980 book Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors, Porter developed the model still regarded as essential reading for strategy makers and MBA students around the world.  Porter encouraged a complete re-evaluation of the nature of competitiveness and changed the way companies thought about strategy forever."

"Porter, Michael." Capstone Encyclopaedia of Business. Hoboken: Wiley, 2003.Credo Reference. Web. 14 January 2013.

Thomas Schelling

"His work used game theory to enhance understanding of the causes of economic conflict and cooperation. His book The Strategy of Conflict (1960) describes his concept of game theory as a unifying model for all the social sciences and has become an important resource for conflict resolution."

Schelling, Thomas Crombie. (2013). In The Hutchinson unabridged encyclopedia with atlas and weather guide.

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