Thoughts From the Frontline, January 2016

China’s Year of the Monkees

January 24, 2016

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”

– Confucius

“Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent’s fate.”

– Sun Tzu

2016: Surprises & Scenarios

January 17, 2016

“The expected rarely occurs and never in the expected manner.”

– Vernon A. Walters

“The fundamental nature of exploration is that we don't know what’s there. We can guess and hope and aim to find out certain things, but we have to expect surprises.”

– Charles H. Townes

Economicus Terra Incognita

January 10, 2016

“The most reliable way to forecast the future is to try to understand the present.”

– John Naisbitt

“We really can’t forecast all that well, and yet we pretend that we can, but we really can’t.”

– Alan Greenspan