kitchen table math, the sequel: Paul on military training

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Paul on military training

Paul: Having gone though a lot of military training myself I would note that it was excellent and every bit of it was DI [direct instruction]. Of course I didn't think much of it at the time but still it's amazing what it accomplishes in very short order.

Another point to ponder is the impact of military culture on the whole training system. From day one you're stripped of your individualism and made part of a group. It doesn't take long before your motivations are all about not letting your group down. You might even say that the last bit of remaining 'identity' that you have is your specialties and rank.

Powerful motivation, no fluff, intense focus, and high expectations, when brewed, create a potent drink. If all that doesn't work, there's the bad ass drill instructor/Master Chief/Master Sargent to provide 'direction'.

All of you.

Drop whatever you're doing right now.

Go read Work Hard. Be Nice.


Anonymous said...

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But no, it's just a teaser. I have to buy the damnn book (again!).

Heads up to all you lurkers out there. If you read the free content you'll be buying the book. You're going to fall into her trap.

Catherine is really a pseudonym that she writes under. Her real identity is Jeff Bezos. I know this because I've been seperated from large wads of cash just from clicking on those innocent links of his.

K9Sasha said...

LOL! So true. I've bought so many books on the recommendation of KTM. Now all I need is to find the time to read them all.

Anonymous said...

So come on Jeff!

Do you really have the time to read all of these books or do you take your commission and wait for a book report post so you don't have to waste your time on the clunkers?