What's happening? Sorry I didn't write yesterday. I was preoccupied with YouTube videos that were streaming live from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. As you know, I enjoy history, and the first four days of July are a special time in American history. Everyone knows about the 4th of July, but do you know the significance of July 1 through July 3?
The Battle of Gettysburg, which some say is the turning point in the American Civil War, was fought from July 1 to July July 3, 1863. Those three days are some of the most horrific in American history. Hundred of books have been written about the battle, but now, thanks to the internet, we can take live streaming tours with licensed battlefield guides as hosts.
The guides review the strategies, tactics, and operations and their successes and failures. Even if you're not interested in battles, you can learn a great deal about how plans, no matter how detailed, can suffer from unforeseen circumstances. The Battle of Gettysburg exemplifies the volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA) of human efforts. Studying the decisions of the leaders can help prevent costly decisions in our own lives.
Anyway, thanks for reading. Really hope you're doing well during this VUCA time.