disruptive thinkers

Announcing a three day event, to be held at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business over Columbus Day Weekend 2013 to match warfighters “in the arena” with senior...

Journal Article | March 22, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments(10)

Modern American values continue to grow apart from traditional military values, changing the face of military culture. Munsing offers a few ways to adjust to societal change.

Constraint, imagination, and collaboration can produce meaningful innovations.

Journal Article | March 4, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments(5)

This article proposes a positive vision for how disruptive junior officers and established senior officers should advance the discussion about improving their services.

Journal Article | February 7, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments(1)

Times of crisis can be a brief window of opportunity for large institutional bureaucracies to overcome jurisdictional boundaries and make changes to business as usual. 

Journal Article | January 24, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments(8)

When an adversary arrives in a form that was unanticipated, an intellectually curious officer will be able to draw upon years of education tested not in the classroom, but in the real world.

Earlier this week, US Air Force Captain Jeff Gilmore castigated the US military's social media strategy in a  Small Wars Journal op-ed contrasting the practices of Coca-Cola and the US...

Blog post | October 8, 2012 05:54 AM | Comments(13)

Thoughts compiled in preparation for a discussion with the Chief of Staff of the Army's Strategic Studies Group on military culture and change.

Journal Article | October 3, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments(24)

One of the reasons, if not THE reason, that we struggled to accomplish our objectives in Afghanistan is that we applied an industrial-era approach to the way we conceptualize planning and operations.

Blog post | September 1, 2012 07:49 AM | Comments(9)

A status quo protected by restraints and incentive structures can only be affected by disruption.

Blog post | August 26, 2012 06:41 PM | Comments(14)

Disruption or status quo leadership from CJCS?

It does not matter if one shows courage or leadership in Iraq or Afghanistan, if they return to meekly let the military industrial complex’s moral corruption continue.

Journal Article | July 24, 2012 04:33 AM | Comments(1)

If one believes they are in the Clear/Hold phase and they are taking regular casualties, then I believe a change to disruption would make a difference.

Journal Article | June 20, 2012 09:11 AM | Comments(7)

Harnessing the Disruptive Mind of the entrepreneur and investor with the System Mind of the military and government at the tactical and strategic level of special operations.

BJ Armstrong has been spreading the good word at USNI with a historical case study.

Journal Article | June 13, 2012 03:48 AM | Comments(3)

We have no more real control over conflict (or the universe) than anyone else, in fact, sometimes we now have less.  If we cannot control, we must adapt.

Blog post | June 8, 2012 04:08 AM | Comments(5)

SWJ Editor Peter Munson appears this weekend on CDR Salamander's Midrats radio show.

Journal Article | May 24, 2012 04:52 AM | Comments(7)

Dan Ward asserts that acquisitions take too long.  But no one knows if he is right.

Blog post | May 22, 2012 07:54 PM | Comments(7)

BG Mark Arnold argues for personnel reforms in an essay in Armed Forces Journal.

Blog post | May 18, 2012 04:09 AM | Comments(1)

COL Doug Macgregor (Ret) presented this well-received brief to ILE students at Ft Lee.

Blog post | May 16, 2012 07:04 AM | Comments(1)

A Harvard Business Review blog entry discusses the leaders in our midst.

Blog post | May 15, 2012 03:48 AM | Comments(9)

How innovative and determined officers in 3rd Marine Air Wing used the iPad to improve close air support in Afghanistan.

Blog post | May 14, 2012 03:55 AM | Comments(46)

An Air Force officer tenders a letter of surrender.

Journal Article | May 10, 2012 03:55 AM | Comments(16)

Military officers should be intrapreneurs, not entrepreneurs.

Doug Macgregor offers a synopsis of the state of the U.S. military and the prediction that only economic crisis will provide the impetus for reform.