"Pay my troops no mind; they're just on a fact-finding mission."

Even Good Leadership Fails If Most People Are Idiots

Fabius Maximus was a Roman general who knew better than to risk everything and engage Hannibal in open battle.

But his fellow Romans would have none of it. They called him, Cunctator, the delayer, the wimp, and had him removed from command.

The military disaster of Cannae followed: 80,000 Romans slaughtered. Among their number was a sizeable fraction of the entire class of nobles who had laughed at Fabius Maximus. History drips with irony.

Fabian Strategy: Wearing Down the Enemy(i.e. modern warfare) Fabius keeps his command, no Cannae

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