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    • December 22, 2018 2:25:22 PM PST
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      General Jim Mattis, student of cognitive science

      Reading https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-loved-to-call-mattis-mad-dog-but-this-nickname-fits-him-more/2018/12/21/a038f8c8-055c-11e9-b5df-5d3874f1ac36_story.html , I was directed to https://www.armyupress.army.mil/Portals/7/combat-studies-institute/csi-books/the-mattis-way-of-war.pdf , which led me to http://www.goalsys.com/books/documents/DESTRUCTION_AND_CREATION.pdf and http://www.projectwhitehorse.com/pdfs/ScienceStrategyWar_Osinga.pdf .

      General Mattis, in addition to being called “Mad Dog,” also earned the nickname “the Warrior Monk.” Among Mattis' influences was John Boyd, a USAF fighter pilot in Korea in the 1950's who read widely and developed his own applications of cognitive science to war strategy and combat tactics. The Boyd Cycle (OODA Loop = Observe/Orient/Decide/Act) has since been applied in many non-lethal contests, including litigation and business competition. As an objective – rather than normative – model of information metabolism, it reminded me of some of the premises of socionics' Model A, particularly socionics' Mental function ring and Vital function ring.

      In any case, I found this to be interesting reading in its own right, as well as a reminder that this stuff has applications outside of pop psychology and dating science.

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