Empire, Leadership Development, Innovation, Creativity, Warfare and DeMarco Banter

Empire, leadership development, innovation, creativity, and warfare. Maybe I worry about it too much, but when we look at the history of the world it seems the decline of empire is usually due to a decline in leadership and leadership development. Perhaps a decline in the strong advocacy of stellar leadership and bold ideas and …

Washington’s Strategic Choices Weighing Cuts Vs. Risks: Defense News

DeM Banter: Well said... I just wish I knew who said it. Choices, planning... strategy...not reaction. Of course.. that requires leadership...not sure who is leading anymore... Defense News July 29, 2013 Pg. 20 The central feature of the Pentagon's Strategic Choices and Management Review is to show, with brutal clarity, exactly what capabilities the United …

Pakistan: U.S. Drone Kills Five: AP PLUS amazing info graphic “Out of Sight, Out of Mind”

<a href="https://m100group.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/20130729-062903.jpg">DeM Banter: THE best data visualisations are the products of a desperate, raw urgency to inform. That power is packed in the punch of Pitch Interactive, an interactive design firm in Berkeley, California. On March 25th it released a sophisticated visualisation of American drone attacks, entitled "Out of sight, out of mind." I came …

WASHINGTON’S STRATEGY VACUUM By Anne Applebaum (w/DeMarco Banter)

DeM Banter:  So the more things change...  This was something we spent an agonizingly long time working in the 2008-10 timeframe. We drafted a white paper on the subject...There were some very good thoughts on how to synergize the inter-agency, but the actual appetite to place bodies against the requirement just really was not there. …

Military Entitlements Are Killing Readiness (w/DeMarco Banter) By Mackenzie Eaglen and Michael O’Hanlon

DeM Banter: Still processing this one... about 5 years ago, I recall talking with Sundie and saying that the military was soon to become the nouveau riche--not that we are mind you...but the sights were beginning to be pointed at the active duty military and their benefits as the war in Iraq was winding down. …

SAT Scores Make The Leader! What….are you kidding me? DeMarco Banter…

This has been an ongoing discussion in our country for some time now, and it continues to be a debate at work as well. In the military, our goal is to produce leaders for America.  Not academics, not test takers, not “hoop jumpers”, but leaders. The USAF Officer Training School (OTS) and Reserve Officer Training …