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President Trump's Strategy Of Conflict

January 27, 2017

Scott Adams wrote this about President Trump's first week: 

 

"Here’s how the math of persuasion works in this situation:

1 outrage out of 3 headlines in a week: Bad Persuasion

25 outrages out of 25 headlines in a week: Excellent Persuasion

At the moment there are so many outrages, executive orders, protests, and controversies that none of them can get enough oxygen in our brains. I can’t obsess about problem X because the rest of the alphabet is coming at me at the same time." 

 

Scott Adams calls it persuasion. You could also call it a strategy.

 

It's a strategy of conflict. It's giving the opposition too much data.

 

When the opposition has too much data, they can't analyze it. They can't prioritize it. They can't compare and contrast it.

 

When you can't analyze something, you can't take the next step. You can't make a decision. Which means you can't act. 

 

That means you're frozen.

 

John Boyd called it getting inside the enemy's OODA Loop. 

 

It's why President Trump's opponents aren't doing much. They have too much data. They can't analyze it. They can't make decisions.

 

They can't act. 

 

They're frozen. 

 

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To read more about the Data-Analysis-Decision-Action process, pick up A Spy's Guide To Thinking at Amazon. It's the #1 Kindle Single.

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