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Use of military analogy is rampant and considered an acceptable part of business vernacular. However, analogies only illustrate, and bad analogies make bad strategy. There are important lessons to be learned from military strategy, though. This article identifies "the ten principles of strategy" that corporate strategists could utilize in testing their strategic theories, concepts, and plans.
Haywood, K. Michael
"Making and Evaluating Strategy: Learning from the Military,"
Hospitality Review: Vol. 8
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/hospitalityreview/vol8/iss2/6