Tag: Military Strategy

  • Burn the Boats

    Burn the Boats

    The “Burn the Boats” strategy emphasizes unwavering commitment by eliminating options for retreat. Historically associated with Hernán Cortés in 1519, this approach has been applied in contexts ranging from military engagements to business initiatives, highlighting the depth of dedication to achieving an objective.

  • Casus Belli

    Casus Belli

    Derived from Latin, “Casus Belli” denotes the reasoning behind entering warfare. While rooted in historical territorial and treaty disputes, its modern understanding encompasses broader geopolitical and ideological justifications, all under the umbrella of international diplomacy.

  • Battle of Thermopylae

    Battle of Thermopylae

    The Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC saw Greek forces, including 300 Spartans, valiantly opposing a superior Persian army led by King Xerxes I. Situated in Central Greece, this narrow pass bore witness to strategic defense, betrayal, and an event that resonates deeply in Western history.

  • Festina Lente

    Festina Lente

    Stemming from the time of Roman Emperor Augustus, the maxim “Festina Lente” encourages a harmony between urgency and careful deliberation. This philosophy, meaning “Make haste slowly,” has left its mark on diverse fields from the arts to strategic planning.