“OODA Loop: Developing Fighting Success,” by Kevin Leavitt

“The OODA Loop is recognized as an important concept in both Military and business Circles. ‘OODA’ stands for Observe, Orient, Decide, and Act. It is referred to as a loop because it is a continuous process that feeds back on itself as a situation develops.”

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  1. And the old way here…


  2. Nothing new under the sun.
    Observe = Zanshin & Metsuke
    Orient = Maai & Deai
    Decide = 是故百戰百勝,非善之善者也;不戰而屈人之兵,善之善者也 = win without fighting & 是故勝兵先勝而後求戰,敗兵先戰而後求勝 = win first and then go to war
    Act Correctly = Kokoro, Kime & the list of nuances everybody knows. Or should know.

  3. Act Correctly & Decisively = Kokoro, Kime

  4. John Boyd Sensei! Who says you have to be Japanese to be a master strategist! (http://www.amazon.com/Mind-War-John-American-Security/dp/158834178X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1272467551&sr=8-1 ) Unfortunately, like Musashi, he was little appreciated in his time, at least by “the establishment”. Unlike Musashi, he left no written legacy.

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