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Anti-fascist tactics reading list?

In the interest of preparing for both the inevitable (fighting terrible policies at the national level) and the worst (full-on totalitarianism, war, etc.), I am seeking books and articles about practical tactics for survival and resistance. [more inside]
posted by cnidaria on Dec 18, 2016 - 10 answers

What is "a strategy"?

At various times in my life (mostly work situations, but not always), I've been asked to come up with "a strategy" for something. Embarrassingly, I'm still not clear on what "a strategy" really is..... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 14, 2015 - 25 answers

Negotiating tactics: non-dry edition

I'd like to read something which involves a lot of negotiating: tactics used, counter-tactics, that kind of thing. It needs to be nice and easy to read, rather than dry. Some discussion of what happened would make the perfect book. Fiction is okay too. All suggestions welcome!
posted by devnull on Jan 21, 2015 - 5 answers

How to be the Ozil of Tuesday nights

Tips for a lifelong 11 a side football (soccer) player making the switch to 5 a side? [more inside]
posted by Albondiga on Sep 22, 2013 - 2 answers

Tips for getting a big raise at a small company?

Negotiating a large raise at a small company? Can it be done? And other related questions inside. [more inside]
posted by the foreground on Sep 25, 2012 - 14 answers

I need a special snowflake game recommendation!

Diablo is starting to wear a little thin. I need a game. I need some suggestions. I'm feeling a little... world war-ish. Please read on for my snowflake game requirements. [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Jun 25, 2012 - 19 answers

What actually gets done to protect civilians?

I'm looking for citation-worthy sources (studies, manuals, etc) on how civilians react in combat situations or natural disasters, and what police/military tactics & policies are for protecting civilians. Help? [more inside]
posted by scaryblackdeath on Jul 5, 2011 - 5 answers

How to "Learn Strategy"

How does one go about learning strategy (in general)? [more inside]
posted by rev- on Mar 25, 2011 - 15 answers

War & Revolution Tactics 101

Can you point me at some resources where I can learn more about revolutionary tactics? I'm looking for books describing strategies and tactics used in historical revolutions, or instructional books, perhaps in the vein of Clausewitz's On War. Basically, imagine your town is being defended by a guerilla platoon made up of the local teenagers. What books / blogs / etc would you have wanted the guerilla leader to have read?
posted by ejfox on Feb 16, 2011 - 12 answers

Why are guerrilla tactics so incorrect?

At least as far as media reports seem to show, Naxalite and Palestinian militant (examples I'm the most familiar with, but certainly not limited to) tactics seem to revolve around suicide attacks and civilian attacks. Why is that, when it seems like such a tactically ill maneuver? [more inside]
posted by SollosQ on Jan 20, 2011 - 20 answers

Give me a game!

I'm looking for some PC game recommendations. I guess I'll settle for X Box 360 and PS3 recommendations as well. I know a variation on this question has been asked many times before, but I have a fairly specific requirements. [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Nov 18, 2010 - 39 answers

The Art of War

If you knew someone who had an instinctive grasp for tactics and strategy--a person who could, given a specific scenario, immediately determine the most effective course of action for winning a battle or a series of engagements--but who could not serve in the military due to specific physical limitations, what would you advise him to pursue as far as education and career choices, to make the most of this ability? [more inside]
posted by misha on Sep 1, 2010 - 17 answers

Organizing better to raise money?

I work as a fund raiser and need a better system of organization for following up on calls to and from alumni. We are using Banner, which is very clunky and heretofor I am unable to leave the system. I feel very reliant on the computer but as my portfolio grows smaller I want to find a more desk-oriented system that will allow me to peruse my portfolio and follow up on things faster. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Jul 9, 2009 - 5 answers

Resources for learning about soccer (football) tactics and strategy

Resources for learning about soccer (football) tactics and strategy? [more inside]
posted by idb on Mar 27, 2009 - 19 answers

How to deal with a hinter.

I would like to discourage an acquaintance from engaging in an annoying conversational habit. [more inside]
posted by cranberrymonger on Feb 7, 2009 - 45 answers

Game, set and match

Serving an ace aside, what are the advantages of serving in tennis? Why is it so hard to break a serve? [more inside]
posted by jontyjago on Jul 7, 2008 - 11 answers

How to get better at tactical games?

I absolutely suck at all squad-based tactical games (Jagged Alliance, Silent Storm, Fallout Tactics, SWAT). For those of you that are actually good at these types of games, what makes you successful? [more inside]
posted by Ziggy Zaga on Jun 7, 2008 - 10 answers

Methods to achieve better tactical and strategic thinking?

Lately I have been playing many strategy board games and not winning that much. I feel I need to become a more adept strategic / tactical thinker. What books, mental exercises or other things could help me? [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Mar 18, 2008 - 17 answers

What's an RTS game for me?

Is there an RTS game out there for me? [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Jan 17, 2008 - 23 answers

Help me become a general!

How do I become better at real-time strategy games? [more inside]
posted by aeighty on May 22, 2007 - 12 answers

The Arts and Crafts of War

Send me to war college. [more inside]
posted by Bookhouse on Feb 12, 2007 - 17 answers

Maybe a little less Oblique?

Do you have any favorite oblique strategy style things that are specific for the art you use them for? Like one sentence techniques that go around creative blocks and allow you to do great things? [more inside]
posted by Brainy on Oct 11, 2006 - 17 answers

Strategy vs. Tactics: Nobody told me I needed both

Strategic thinking vs. Tactical thinking. Help me understand the difference and improve my abilities [more inside]
posted by junkbox on Jul 26, 2006 - 18 answers

Scare Tactics Link

Searching for a link...Scare Tactics played a prank on a guy who worked for Peta. They told him they were trying to combine rat and human DNA (or something along those lines) Can you please help me find the link to this video footage?
posted by AlliKat75 on Nov 2, 2005 - 4 answers

What are some good debating tactics to use when appearing on an AM radio show?

What are some good debating tactics to use when appearing on an AM radio show?
posted by inksyndicate on Jun 14, 2004 - 18 answers

How are the command and control structures in the US Military formed and evaluated?

Military question -- On a website I was reading recently, I came across this tidbit: "The military continues to experiment with command and control structures designed to delegate and drive decision making to the front lines." Can anyone tell me more about this? I'm interested in how the U.S. military (or any other) has overcome the problem of decision-makers being too far from the action. [more inside]
posted by oissubke on Mar 24, 2004 - 7 answers

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