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  1. Change & complexity

    As a civilian, and non-U.S. national, I am a tad wary of critiqueing a document that has obviously had so much care, consideration and professional effort put in to it, predominantly from people who...
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    Kia Ora Maddog. For me the key to your thesis is...

    Kia Ora Maddog. For me the key to your thesis is that word 'question'. A finely honed research question is one that will be focussed, narrow, and that you can always come back to when you need to...
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    Sticky: Expert guidance

    ...and never truer in the case of Clausewitz, the reading of On War itself often hindered by the guidance of 'experts'. To illustrate, anecdotally, I've heard of John Keegan's surprisingly misguided...
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    Sticky: Cheers! To round out the reading try Denis...

    Cheers! To round out the reading try Denis McLean's (former Secretary of Defence and NZ Ambassador to the U.S.) Howard Kippenberger: Doubtless Spirit, Random House, Auckland, 2008.

    For all non-NZ...
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    Xenophon

    An evergreen oldie (2,400 years give or take) that emerging leaders have read for centuries is Xenophon's Anabasis often also titled The Persian Expedition. The work is an account of an ill-fated...
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    Sticky: Reading lists

    Very interesting...As I posted in Hails and Farewells today my PhD research is on the use, utility etc of self-directed reading programmes in PME (title is "Autonomous, self-directed professional...
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