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"Rommel I Read Your Book" – How Patton’s Preparation Can Help Your Business

Thirty years from now, when you sit around your fire with your grandson on your knees and he asks you, “What did you do in World War II,” you won’t have to say, “Well … I shoveled shit in Louisiana. “


Man I love this movie. Like Star Wars and Fight Club, I can cite these movies day in and day out.

Sometimes when I sit back and enjoy a good flick I find a lump or two subtle and when I looked at Patton for the tooth-time there was one that EVERY entrepreneur must hear.

The Patton movie. General Patton makes good use of great readiness to take on Rommel and the Afrikan Corps. The situation is grim because Patton has to take over a unit of muskrats and shape them into a medium-sized fighting machine and has little time to do it.

And to add more fuel to the fire, Patton is stepping up against a cracked seasonal General. A general that the top historians say is the greatest General ever, The Desert Fox himself Johannes Erwin Eugen Rommel.

Everyone has weather. Patton has orders to beat Rommel or else they will lose Afrika.

The Second Army Tank Corp. is full of unscrupulous officers, and lazy soldiers who are no longer motivated to fight and win.


The Second Tank Corp took a huge blow and left them beaten, beaten and shaken by their confidence.

Yep. There are no rosy things in the dessert and Patton has to model the unit in ten days to fight Rommel at El Guettar.

So Patton goes into raging bull mode and starts breaking his leg in the ass of officers and soldiers to shape them. And the HATE for him.

The day to finally punch the bell and hit Rommels tank division on the battlefield and Patton (the underdog) hits it!

As Rommel leaves Patton screaming on the battlefield, I read for Rommel ‘s book.

Why did Patton win? How did he win? Where are his keys to victory on the battlefield?

Huge preparation!

Patton did not go into battle without knowing who his enemy was. Sun Tzu said he knew this better than anyone.

“If you know the enemy and you know yourself, you don’t have to be afraid of the outcome of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, you will win all too. If you don’t know the enemy is yours, you will succeed in every battle. “

But even before the war began Patton took another step to prepare for the war.

When he was promoted and as the man never to be complacent and to be “basic” he got his pilot’s license, flew over his tanks and found ways to mobilize his tank division faster and faster. effects.

Preparation is KEY.

Preparation is crucial to negotiating, closing sales and even WRITING A COPY.

Go fourth and be great.

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