Days 10 & 11: The Concept of Strategy

The history of strategy:

Sun Tzu
Vegetius, Roman historian
The battle of Cannae
Napoleon's campaigns
Frederick the Great
Jomini and Clausewitz
Chancellorsville and Gettysburg
Preparing for D-Day, WWII

Strategy & decision making during the Iraq wars

Strategic Thinking

Competitive Advantage

Defensive Strategy

Positioning theory and Michael Porter

Emergent strategy and Henry Mintzberg

Articles and Books
Strategy, by B.H. Liddell Hart
Alchemist of War: The Life of Basil Liddell Hart, by Alex Danchev
D-Day, by Stephen Ambrose
Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy, by Shapiro and Varian
Clausewitz on Strategy, by von Ghyczy, von Oetinger, and Bassford
The Art of War , by Sun Tzu (various translations)
Strategy Safari: A Guided Tour Through the Wilds of Strategic Management, by Mintzberg, Ahlstrand, and Lampel
Competitive Advantage: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance by Michael E. Porter
Strategy & Decision, Chapter 2: "Thinking about Strategic Thinking," by Mark Rhodes.

Ckick here, for an article relating to trade-offs, a key concept in thinking about strategy.