Chapter: Laying of Plans



By method and discipline are to be understood the marshaling of the army in its proper subdivisions, the graduations of rank among the officers, the maintenance of roads by which supplies may reach the army, and the control of military expenditure.


When you have a vast swathe of troops, it is important that each knows where they should be and what they should do. Strict hierarchical organization is a powerful way of achieving this.

An army travels far, and roads are important both for rapid movement and steady supplies. Wars are won by far more than fighting.

In business, sloppy organization is often mistaken as a way of motivating people. Clear roles and goals works wherever you are.

Armies and businesses spend money and both can run out if it is not managed carefully. Whatever your raison d’etre, cash is still key.