John Boyd

old fighter pilot responsible for OODA model

Chuck Spinney, one of John Boyd’s closest associates, has revised his flow diagram depicting how Boyd’s strategic thinking evolved from his days flying F-86s in Korea in 1953 until his death in 1997.

Feb2008 blogging roundtable about Science Strategy And War book about Boyd.

influenced by Kurt Godel

Patterns Of Conflict is 196 pages of pre-PowerPoint typewriter slides in PDF (see his reading list at the end, which includes Rudy Rucker, Jeremy Rifkin, Ilya Prigogine, Freeman Dyson, Sun Tzu, Martin Gardner, Howard Gardner, Will Durant, Richard Dawkins, Robert Axelrod, Gregory Bateson, and lots of others!)

book readings to complement his Patterns Of Conflict thinking, compiled by Chet Richards.

Conceptual Spiral - his last major briefing (PDF). Intro (PDF) by Chet Richards.

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