Antony Beevor on Platoons (and me on Planning)

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Antony Beevor on Platoons (and me on Planning)

Antony Beevor, a British Military historian who has just written his new book “D-Day:The Battle for Normandy”. Beevor , in a fascinating profile for the book in The Weekend Australian review (August 15-16 by Peter Wilson) noted that:

“within a platoon (30 men) a small handful actually do the fighting, a few more do everything they can to avoid fighting and most soldiers are somewhere in the middle”

The italics are mine.

I mentioned this to a friend who works in a large bank owned financial planning business. They instantly identified this with their business! You might see it in yours or in the bank you use.

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