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How can the Russian army be this bad?

A single explanation for how the Russians are performing so incredibly poor in their invasion of Ukraine is probably too simple, and yet there is one that keeps popping into my head: The Russian society is corrupt to it’s core … Continue reading

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Culture eats strategy for breakfast

That is a quote attributed to Peter Drucker and right now, we are seeing it happening in the Russian invasion of Ukraine. And since no plan survives contact with the enemy (paraphrased from Helmuth von Moltke whom the Danish should … Continue reading

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Putin forgot rule #1

The rule even Blofeld remembered in “James Bond: Diamonds are Forever”: Create a working environment where no-one is afraid to tell the truth or ask a question that might be stupid. So, instead Putin fostered a working environment where he … Continue reading

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Beating the system

[…] the probability of being able to “beat the system” increases when the system is inconsistent or corrupt. There’s something like potential energy at work here. The more arbitrary the rules imposed by an authority — the more at odds … Continue reading

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