John Boyd


Wow, here is someone who managed to weave together some of the “deepest turtles” known to mankind and create something practical that could be used to explain everything from modern military strategy to Agile business methods to even some of the eastern philosophies. By “deep turtles” I mean some of the most fundamental concepts known to man and it is really hard to go deeper beyond them, such as The Godel’s Incompleteness theorem, Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, and the Law of Entropy.

John Boyd was a fighter pilot and later on a military strategist. He hasn’t written a lot, but this is one of his gems:…/docum…/DESTRUCTION_AND_CREATION.pdf

And here is the wikipedia entry on him:…/John_Boyd_(military_strategist)