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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • What MBA students can learn from infantry school

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  • In many ways, the knowledge gleaned from four years of college does not compare to what a person can learn at infantry school, says successful Texas businessman David M. Smith.
     
    “The Army provided me with more fun and interesting experiences and principles than college. I spent a lot of time in the company of officers and immersing myself in reading military classics,” said Smith, author of “The Texas Spirit.”
     
    Smith says the following aphorism apply to both military and business endeavors.
     
    Take the offensive to win. Defense alone never wins. There have been numerous efforts in history to construct some form of “impregnable” defense that will withstand all invaders; ultimately, none were successful. Whether in war, sports or the business world, victory depends upon taking some kind of offensive initiative.

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