Scrum: a new organizational tool that will help shape the 21st century

Summary: A new industrial revolution has begun. We usually think of these are new tech and new machines, but they also create new ways of thinking and new methods of doing business -- changes almost as important as the new tech. Here Mike Few discusses new ways of problem solving, which create new forms of … Continue reading Scrum: a new organizational tool that will help shape the 21st century

Mark Twain gives us advice about our wars

Summary: Most of America's wars have been counterinsurgencies, fought before Mao brought 4GW to maturity after WW2. As we start a new war, let's take advice from wise men of our past about such conflicts. Such as Mark Twain (1835-1910), who lived during America's golden age of counterinsurgency. Today we have two of his articles. … Continue reading Mark Twain gives us advice about our wars

As our 9-11 wars end, new problems appear for the US Army

Summary: As our 9-11 wars wind down, the US Army must confront not only the bitter truth of these failures, but also the serious structural problems temporarily masked by the wars. They'll do so while DoD downsizes their numbers and Congress looks to cut their pay and benefits. Today we have a brief analysis of … Continue reading As our 9-11 wars end, new problems appear for the US Army

Things we need to know about the Long War

Summary:  Today we have a note by Mike Few about our Long War, one of the great public policy issues of America today. We post the work of many experts at the FM website. Usually I post them without comment. Today I'll add an endorsement. All of Few's articles deserve attention. This one even more … Continue reading Things we need to know about the Long War

Tell Me How This Ends: Restoring American Power in the 21st Century

Summary:  Guest author Mike Few looks at America's broken observation-orientation-decision-action loop, and proposes a three-program for reform.   Tell Me How This Ends: Restoring American Power in the 21st Century By Mike Few Many posts on the FM website speak extensively about America’s Decline and broken OODA Loops. If his assessments are accurate, then what … Continue reading Tell Me How This Ends: Restoring American Power in the 21st Century