The Study

It is through the study of humanity, our propensity for conflict, and how it has impacted our development, that we understand how humans conduct themselves. While individuals may be different, relatively speaking, humans as a group function very similarly throughout cultures. We have evolved from common ancestors, and share the compulsions that allowed them to survive. As a result, many of those compulsions can rear up in human endeavors even as societies become larger and more dynamic. Warfare, business, sports, romance, and entertainment are endeavors that all have one common denominator - they are conceived and executed by human beings. While the contrasts between activities, such as war and business, might be so apparent that one would question what they could have in common, I would argue that they have much more in common than they do not. And it here that I discuss these commonalities and differences while specifically focusing on the relationship between the endeavors of war and business.


On Violence

What are the causes of human violence?

In this discussion, we will see that violence - in general - is only a tool. That violence exists as a result of human behavior. Understanding this will allow us to see how a person can come to harm other people, and therefore why we continue to see conflict as an important aspect - though undesired - of our species.

On Violence


Psychology and Pysiology of Combat

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What compels human action while under stress?

In this chapter, we see that the underlying neurological functions of the brain compel certain actions when faced with stress - especially the duress of combat. Lessons learned about how an individual and group act when under such pressure have commonalities in the business world - such as in sales.

Psychology and Physiology of Combat


Purpose of Warfare

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