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Five Things Business Owners Can Learn From the Battle of Waterloo - presentation given by Norman Jackson at the JFP Waterloo Lunch in December 2015

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JFP - THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO

  1. 1. Five Things Business Owners Can Learn From The Battle of Water looWednesday , 9th December 2015 Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst
  2. 2. The Battle of Waterloo: 16th -18th June 1815 9/12/2015 Napoleon The French Duke of Wellington Anglo-German- Dutch Gebhard von Blucher The Prussians v . + 2 Norman Jackson JFP
  3. 3. The Battle of Waterloo –The Facts • Napoleon had 72,000 troops, Wellington 68,000 and Blucher 30,000 • Between the armies, there were around 60,000 horses and over 500 guns 9/12/2015Norman Jackson JFP 3 "ScotlandForever!"byElizabethThompson-http://visualoblivion.blogspot.com/.-
  4. 4. The Battle of Waterloo –The Facts 9/12/2015Norman Jackson JFP 4 TheBattleofWaterloobyWilliamSadler • The battle ground was held over an area of five square miles • Casualties: Napoleon (33,000); Wellington and Blucher (22,000)
  5. 5. Business Tips  Wellington & Blucher 9/12/2015Norman Jackson JFP 5 As Wellington said: “It was the nearest-run thing you ever saw in your life” In business, marginal gains (as the Japanese say “Kaizen”), can mean the difference between success and failure – minor improvements every day should be the mantra. The Importance of A Strategic Alliance 1st 2nd The Importance of Marginal Gains
  6. 6. Business Tips  It is generally accepted that Wellington and Blucher’s Chief of Staffs were better informed than Napoleon’s. In business, there has to be ‘buy-in’ by everyone in the organisation. 9/12/2015Norman Jackson JFP 6 Napoleon erroneously delayed his first attack.Better a good plan today than a perfect plan tomorrow” 3rd It is no good only Top Management knowing the Plan 4th
  7. 7. Business Tips 9/12/2015Norman Jackson JFP 7 “No Battle Plan Survives Contact with the Enemy”. 5th
  8. 8. Well worth a visit 9/12/2015 8 Norman Jackson JFP ApsleyHousein1829byTHShepherd. C.G.P.Grey The Wellington Arch at Hyde Park corner has an excellent exhibition, giving a good overview of the battle. Apsley House (The Wellington Museum) at Hyde Park
  9. 9. John Fairley (based Camberley) sp@jfpstrategic-planning.co.uk mobile: 07786 013035 JFP Strategic Planning Partners Norman Jackson (based Richmond) nj@jfpstrategic-planning.co.uk mobile: 07710 348197 Peter Tory (based Marlow) pt@jfpstrategic-planning.co.uk mobile: 07908 204057 Website: www.jfpstrategic-planning.co.uk 9/12/2015 9 Norman Jackson JFP
  10. 10. John Fairley (based Camberley) sp@jfpstrategic-planning.co.uk mobile: 07786 013035 JFP Strategic Planning Partners Norman Jackson (based Richmond) nj@jfpstrategic-planning.co.uk mobile: 07710 348197 Peter Tory (based Marlow) pt@jfpstrategic-planning.co.uk mobile: 07908 204057 Website: www.jfpstrategic-planning.co.uk 9/12/2015 9 Norman Jackson JFP

Five Things Business Owners Can Learn From the Battle of Waterloo - presentation given by Norman Jackson at the JFP Waterloo Lunch in December 2015

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