Thursday, April 11, 2013


If you are interested in World War II and management, Alamein by Stephen Bungay provides a great blend of the subjects as he explores the great battle of the North African campaign. An excerpt:

The command style of the Italian Army was designed for buck-passing. Responsibility was passed down as far as possible, with evidence collected on the way so that junior officers could be blamed in case of failure, which was the norm. However, junior officers were not trusted, so orders were very detailed and there was an inordinate amount of supervision. Showing initiative was positively dangerous.

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