This book teaches you how to succeed in every aspect of your life through the intelligent use of strategy.
Strategy is the essence of getting what you want. A child talks her grandpa into buying an ice cream cone. One spouse tries to convince the other that a new set of golf clubs is a necessity. A salesperson tries to displace his or her competitors products on a retailers shelves. Strategies are in use everywhere and affect the success of whatever you are trying to do.
The first eight chapters lay out the structure of strategy. Some people think strategy is something mystical and only understood by born leaders. In this book, you will find strategy is eminently learnable and the structure easy to understand. When you learn how to strategize by following the structure, your chances of success in any endeavor will be greatly improved.
The next four chapters spell out the specifics of offense and defense and provide over 300 actual offensive and defensive strategies that can be used in different real life situations.
The remaining two chapters cover what to expect when you succeed or fail, detailing the consequences of victory or defeat, and conclude with a condensed summary of the process.
This book is the result of over twelve years of interviews; research that included a wide variety of business, academic, military, and other written works, the analysis of the strategic actions taken by top executives in many businesses; in-depth study of military strategies and their application to lifes other problems; and general observations of people going about their everyday lives. The subject matter of this book can be applied to all aspects of life and is timeless.