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The Science

A well-structured thesis is based on a foundation of scientific understanding in order to support all future arguments. In discussing the science behind innovating business through the study of war and conflict we need this presupposition in order to move forward. Understanding why things are irrevocably linked within nature; indeed the fundamental laws that bound the workings of the universe, we can see how connections are possible and implement them to other sectors accordingly.

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The Warfare

War and single combat are the means in which humanity applies the threat or use of violence to compel others towards the desired outcome. While humanity has many means and ways to influence others; such as through the conduct of business, the use of violence to do so is one of the more costly. Because of its costs, however, there are valuable lessons to be learned through the study of military principles, leaders, and battles that can be applied to the business sector.

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The Business

Most innovation in business comes from the development of new technologies. No doubt, the advent of almost instantaneous telecommunication, the internet, and social media has provided the biggest changes to the meta of business theory since the industrial revolution. When the technology is ubiquitous, however, and companies are seeking to innovate with what they have, then looking towards older principles and tenets in new and unique ways can provide inspiration for business innovation. Warfare and conflict can provide such inspiration.

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Book Reviews

In the process of researching for War Is My Business, I have read through numerous non-fiction books covering military organizations, senior civil-military management, military ethics, and the historical battles and their assessments.   Here I provide quick reviews of books I have read for WIMB, and provide my own assessment on the business applications that readers could find.

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About WAR IS MY BUSINESS


The three major categories of WAR IS MY BUSINESS encompass a particular thesis, that lessons derived from humanity's propensity towards organized conflict can be applied into the business world.  Through the development of a strong foundation based on the laws of nature, we discover how the universe builds our world, how our world shapes life, how life evolves humanity, how humanity perceives its environment, and how it shapes its environment and builds societies accordingly to this these perceptions.  The extension of this perception leads humanity on the path of conflict; against itself and the environment, in order to shape conditions to the benefit of those partaking in that conflict.  Heuristics provide them a simplistic, yet functional, understanding of the world and their place, however, as a result, conflict arises in which the threat or use of violence ultimately seeks to clarify the problem; often with mixed results.


While we can find innumerable examples from all human endeavors that can be applied to business theory, why do we focus on appropriating principles and tenets found within warfare and conflict?  The reason why, is because the consequences of failure are severe; victory or defeat, life or death, honor or shame, freedom or subjugation.  Because of this severity, emphasis on readiness, planning, preparation and the eventual conduct of warfare are of the utmost concern, and have been studied for the entire length of humanity's written history.  Organized conflict and single combat (between individuals) are the environments in which principles and tenets of human engagements are put to the test; a survival of the fit.  Those that are successful are recorded in annals and are taught to students of that discipline while those that fail become cautionary tales to future generations.  But while the purpose of applying violence to achieve one's ends may appear to be dissimilar to that of business the only reason this is so is because of the ways and means used. In the end, all human endeavors achieve one thing, and that is to influence other human beings and our environments to our benefit.


By studying principles and tenets of martial leaders, their writings, and the conduct and results of well-documented battles we can begin to see common threads.  These commonalities, when broken down to that common denominator of how humans perceive and act on that perception, we can then derive principles and tenets to guide business theory.  In the way Miyamoto Musashi, a heralded Japanese swordsmen from the 17th Century, was able to defeat more than 60 foes in single combat, so too can a business person learn from him and successfully argue their position in meetings or negotiate better terms for their company.  In the way George Washington, American Revolutionary War General of the 18th Century, was able to motivate and keep alive the strength of his beleaguered army, so too can the chief executive motivate their staff and employees in a downturn economy to continue to strive for excellence and turn their business back towards profits.


The application of military theory, principles, and tenets derived from writings, leaders, and battles towards the improvement of existing businesses is one of innovation.  Successful businesses, in many ways, mirror the organizational structure and culture of successful military organizations.  It is no coincidence that in the business sector,  many martial terms are used to describe the attributes they undertake.  Marketing campaigns, hostile takeovers, mission statements, and strategic vision to name a few.  These words, through their constant use, have become ingrained in the lexicon of business, but historically have found their origin in the realm of warfare.  While WAR IS MY BUSINESS, pragmatically-speaking, is a tool for innovating businesses through the study of human conflict, and its many facets, it is also at its heart the study of the human condition.  Why we do what we do, and how we can learn from this in unique and unorthodox ways.

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Most Recent Updates to WIMB Website

September 2, 2019 - Website goes live, The Science Section and Home Page already published, Just War Revisited Review published.

September 4, 2019 - Contact Page Completed, and Amazon Associates account established.

September 5, 2019 - Support Page Completed.

September 10, 2019 -  Dereliction of Duty Review Published.

September 18, 2019 - True Faith and Allegiance Review Published.

September 30, 2019 - Just and Unjust Wars Review Published.

October 25, 2019 - Added WIMB Trailer to the homepage,  The Soldier and the State Book Review published.\

November 16, 2019 - Added an About WIMB section.

December 1, 2019 - Warriors & Citizens Review Published.

December 5, 2019 - Added Press Releases section.