What Is Strategy?


Strategy Symbol

Strategos–An ancient Greek word translates literally as "the General's art".

From the ancient Greek, through military to modern business usage, the word retains much of its original meaning--


Carl von Clausewitz

Thus, then, in Strategy everything is very simple, but not on that account very easy.

Principles of War

Two basic principles...underlie all strategic planning. . . .

The first task, then, in planning for a war is to identify the enemy's center of gravity, and if possible trace it back to a single one. The second task is to ensure that the forces to be used against that point are concentrated for a main offensive.

--Carl von Clausewitz 

"Clausewitz's military center of gravity (CoG) and the CoG of mechanical sciences share many of the same properties: neither is a strength or a source of strength, per se, but rather a focal point where physical (and psychological) forces come together."

--Lt. Col. Antulio J. Echevarria

U.S. Army

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