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Sunday, October 07, 20071191759236

Lind: Buy (Osinga's) Boyd Book

Read a great review by Bill Lind of a great book by Frans Osinga.

For the OODA article I am writing, Osinga's book is the most cited source. It's invaluable in understanding Boydian psychology. Get it. Read it. Learn it.

Comments

I'm adding this to the top of my fall reading list. I'll be interested to read your article when completed. There are implications for summer bridge experiences for incoming college freshmen. Success as function of the speed and accuracy of OODA iterations. So perhaps less about critical thinking than apperception. This would seem especially true in a world where information is expected to double every 72 hours by 2010.

Posted by: David Hallowell | Sunday, October 07, 2007

Dude the price on that book is so wrong. I guess that is why we have libraries.

Posted by: Lexington Green | Sunday, October 07, 2007

Yeah, I am going to try to get a copy through the library too. It would be different if it was a reference book I would go back to over and over.

Posted by: PurpleSlog | Sunday, October 07, 2007

Osinga's book was also reviewed in the current issue of Foreign Affairs.

Posted by: Adrian | Monday, October 08, 2007

Very cool!

http://www.foreignaffairs.org/20070901fabook86529/frans-p-b-osinga/science-strategy-and-war-the-strategic-theory-of-john-boyd.html

Posted by: Dan tdaxp | Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Gents,

Those reviews are very flattering and the price is outrageous indeed. My publisher focusses on libraries and institutions alas but he promised me a cheaper ebook version should be out very soon and perhaps I can convince him to publish a paperback edition so I finally reach my (and Boyd's) prime audience.

Posted by: frans osinga | Friday, October 12, 2007

Gents, Routledge has just released a paperback edition of my book on Boyd's strategic thought. It's available at www.routledge.com, enter osinga in the search and you can order it for about $35-40, much better than the ridiculous $130. Hope you like it.

Posted by: frans osinga | Thursday, November 08, 2007

Frans,

Thanks for the tip!

Posted by: Dan tdaxp | Monday, November 12, 2007

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