ALEXANDER THE GREAT’S ART OF STRATEGY
In “Alexander the Great’s Art of Strategy”, Partha Bose Describes the life of Alexander, relating Strategies Alexander used in his conquest to conquer the world, and strategies other successful military and business leaders later use.
Born in 356 B.C., Alexander became the king of Macedonia as well as the ruler of Greece when he was twenty, which was also when his father, Phillip, was assassinated. When Alexander died in 323 B.C., he had conquered most of the known world in that time. He had established many cities as well as cultures, many of which still exist to this day. Even though his reign existed for only thirteen years, Alexander greatly influenced the course of world history. Bose says that she has been fascinated with Alexander the Great ever since he was a little boy. He said when he was just seven years old; his parents took him to see the ruins of a city founded by Alexander the Great on an island called Falluka, which is off of the island Kuwait (I think that’s one of the Hawaiian islands, not entirely sure though, the book doesn’t go into anymore detail). Because Bose was born in Patna, he had one more reason to have a fascination with Alexander the Great. He said, “Stories still live on in almost all the land he conquered.”
Bose says that Alexander has a great influence over warfare and business. Napoleon had adopted many strategies that originated with Alexander thousands of years before. For an example, logistics played a crucial role in the first gulf war. Supply bases, like the ones in the first gulf war, was first used by Alexander in his campaign into Afghanistan. Alexander Paid a lot of attention to obtaining information and intelligence of the enemy he sought to conquer. He also looked for his enemies weak spots and attacked them. His army consisted of historians, geologists, zoologists, anybody with intelligence. This is fairly similar to war tactics today.
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