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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.
     
    When defense is necessary, fall back carefully, with a plan and while firing. Cancer, for example, is a war millions face. If a patient is to survive, he or she must take proactive measures – to fire and fall back – with treatments such as chemotherapy. In other words, your best defense is often your best offense.

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