What If General George Patton Was The CEO Of Walmart?

by MR Magazine Staff

One of the more popular speeches that I have given is about my belief that retail and warfare are very similar, especially in relation to the need for strategic thinking and making bold moves. (Chris Walton, CEO of Red Archer Retail, has similar beliefs, and he wrote an excellent blog post that compares competing with Amazon to the 1954 Battle of Dien Bien Phu.) Few individuals in the history of warfare were more bold or strategic than General George S. Patton. How good was Patton at commanding troops and coming up with strategies to defeat the enemy? Historians and military researchers have commented that had Patton’s ideas for how to fight the war in Europe been embraced by senior civilian and military leaders, World War II could have ended two years earlier than it did. Read more at Observer.