Who are the bloggers?

Carl von Clausewitz A.K.A. The Practical Theorist

Name: Carl von Clausewitz
Date of birth: 1780 A.D.
Place of birth: Prussia
Education: Military Academy
Top skills: Theory of war, writing, strategic analysis
Experience: Various campaigns in Central and East Europe
Best known for: On War, Principles of War, The campaign of 1812 in Russia


Hannibal Barca A.K.A. The Systemic General

Name: Hannibal Barca
Date of birth: 247 B.C.
Place of birth: Carthage
Education: Classical warfare
Top skills: Leadership, tactical maneuvering, inter-cultural management
Experience: Various campaigns in Iberia, Italy and North Africa
Best known for: Blood oath to be an eternal enemy of Rome, leading an army of mercenaries and war-elephants across the Alps into Italy, battle of Cannae

Scipio Africanus A.K.A. The Stoic General

Name: Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus Maior
Date of birth: 236 B.C.
Place of birth: Roman Republic
Education: Classical warfare
Top skills: Tactics, change management, building alliances
Experience: Various campaigns in Iberia, Italy and North Africa
Best known for: Battle of Zama

Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavell A.K.A. The Political Genius

Name: Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli
Date of birth: 1469 A.D.
Place of birth: Republic of Florence
Education: Grammar, rhetoric’s, Latin (historical texts)
Top skills: Politics, organizing militia, writing
Experience: Florentine secretary
Best known for: The Prince, Discourses Upon The First Ten Books of Titus Livy

The reason why the team was put together in this specific configuration is that we believe that learning is facilitated by three elements: theory, practical experience and reflection.

Carl von Clausewitz represents the theory part, Hannibal Barca and Scipio Africanus the practical experience part and Niccolo Machiavelli the reflective part. Together they have experience in strategic theory development, systemic thinking, philosophical thinking and political thinking/realism on human nature; an amazing team.