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Rumsfeld's Rules in pdf format (get'em while the get'n's good)
Googled it! HA! ^
| Donaldus Magnum Rumsfeld
Posted on 11/12/2002 3:51:43 PM PST by Registered
CLICK THE LINK ABOVE
For The 14 Page pdf Document file containing
TOPICS: Announcements; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: pdf; rules; rumsfeld
He left out, "Cover your mouth when coughing."
posted on 11/12/2002 3:54:33 PM PST
HA.....the last rule is the MOST important.
Bump for later read
posted on 11/12/2002 4:12:42 PM PST
The Defense Department had this pdf doc on their servers but yanked it. Glad we have an alternate source...for awhile!
Thanks, I got a copy.
posted on 11/12/2002 4:31:26 PM PST
Thanks for the link Registered.
Since Rumsfeld is a Cheney protegee, and more so visa versa, and since Bush takes careful counsel from Cheney, it stands to reason that a lot of this stuff is also:
Bush's Rules? By adoption?
Rumsfeld, past 70 years of age, has decades of public and private management experience.
The conduct of the Iraq issue, whereby Bush has made effective use of Powell and Rumsfeld, has the stamp of excellent management. Old fashioned MBA wisdom, before they got into the way-to-clever era, of today.
Can you contrast this, with the Clinton team? The missile shots, only when politically opportunistic, otherwise nada for the safety of America?
It sure makes a difference to have adults in charge.
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To: Registered; CornerBarPR
Thanks for the links.
posted on 11/13/2002 5:03:10 AM PST
One of your tasks is to separate the "personal from the "substantive". The two can become confused, especially if somone rubs the President wrong.
This is what is now happening in our relationship with Germany. GWB doesn't like Gerhard Schröder(for good reason but...). This "personal" issue should not interfere or disrupt a relationship with a major long-time ally.
Old fashioned MBA wisdom... Interesting... While many Republican leaders in the public sphere came out of the private sector, I never thought much about how the development of MBA programs may be changing the character of our public
Myself, I have often complained about this new idea of having just about every field grade military officer get a Masters in Public or Business Administration. Maybe it helps them do the paperwork but I've always been skeptical about how many of the theories they learn are directly applicable to their leadership positions...
To: American Soldier
"Old fashioned MBA wisdom... Interesting... "
I am referring to Rumsfeld, Bush. I am not qualified to opine about training of military personnel,
My own background includes b-school, and 35 yrs. experience in three different industries.
By old fashioned MBA, I mean accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, systems and the "integration" classwork.
In the 50s, 60s & 70s grad students (and undergrad students) got exposed to management by objective, critical path, zero based budgeting, and a few other ideas and methods.
I'm not mentioning these, as if to suggest any is an end-all, in itself. But understanding and using some of the tools, requires logical and focused thinking.
In that respect, I say Bush, Rumsfeld, Cheney and probably several others among his staff, are problems solvers and managers, before they are "communicators" and clintonesque spin-meisters.
IOW I think Bush has attacked the TASKS in a businesslike manner. Define the objective, select from alternate courses of action, plan and craft the details of tactical implementation, and "sell" it to the constituencies (foreign nations, voters, media).
Most of what we grew accustomed to under Clinton was half a loaf: heavy on the "sell" and spinmeister element. Programs were shortchanged, as far as substance. Two examples are Health-Hillary-Care, and Missiles-to-Sudan.
Under Bush, you get the full package. I'm sure that while military missions utilize different resources and terminology, conceptually they are quite similar to private enterprise tasks. Same is true for other govt. tasks.
I've heard that there are ten support persons for each combat troop. If it is six, or thirteen, it is still true. Much of what the support people perform, is similar to civilian tasks, eg. logistics, systems, etc.
I don't discount the combat personnel. I was in personnel management in the Army, and I recall that IQ was the biggest part of selecting infantry soldiers. From what I've seen on TV about Special Forces, those people have to be very sharp and highly trained. My highest tribute and respect goes to all of the combat people.
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