Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Mattis, James (May 7, 2013), With Rifle and Bibliography: General Mattis on Professional Reading, Retrieved on 2013-05-09
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  • Folksonomies: inspiration reading


    11 MAY 2013

     Reading is a Shortcut to Wisdom

    The problem with being too busy to read is that you learn by experience (or by your men’s experience), i.e. the hard way. By reading, you learn through others’ experiences, generally a better way to do business, especially in our line of work where the consequences of incompetence are so final for young men. [...] Ultimately, a real understanding of history means that we face NOTHING new under the sun. For all the “4th Generation of War” intellectuals running around today saying tha...
    Folksonomies: wisdom reading experience
    Folksonomies: wisdom reading experience
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    Without reading, all we have is experience to give us wisdom, but that experience in war comes at too high a price. Through reading we can gain the wisdom without having to sacrifice the soldiers.