Everyone should read Bill Whittle's latest about John Boyd. Kid Various is familiar with Boyd, specifically his description of the OODA loop. But Whittle points out something that indeed, blows the mind of The Kid.
It’s a cycle. It’s a loop. It’s called by its inelegant acronym: The OODA loop.
Now here’s what blew my mind, as I am sure it blew John Boyd’s mind on a level I can not and will never fully comprehend:
The winner of these battles is not necessarily the fellow who makes the best decisions. More often than not, it’s the guy who makes the fastest decisions.
Agility. Speed. Precision. Lethality. Fingerspitzengefuhl: fingertip control.It seems counter-intuitive.
Holy cow! That is so simple! You don't have to make better decisions - on average - you just have to make them faster. That's so money...