Friday, August 19, 2011

Ideas - Testing them on the intellectual field of battle

Share your ideas in print – a scholarly journal, a military magazine, a literary journal, or even a blog post. Get out there with your ideas. Nail your whispers to the wall. Conclude the trilogy of read … think … and write. Is there "career risk” in publishing? I suppose. Hasn't hurt me too badly over the years, I'd say. But what matters is testing your ideas on the field of intellectual battle, so to speak.

We need to challenge our staffs, our friends, our shipmates, our allies—the dedicated professionals who work with us every day. And we need to constantly seek new relationships and forge new partnerships.

Admiral James R. Stavridis
Supreme Allied Commander, Europe
Commander, US European Command

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