Decision Making

Shaping and Adapting: Unlocking the Power of Colonel John Boyd’s OODA Loop by Major Paul Tremblay Jr

Major PJ Tremblay just gave permission to share his brilliant paper called "Shaping and Adapting - Unlocking the Power of Colonel John Boyd's OODA Loop.pdf" with police and those who visit our website. This paper explains the actual complex nature of the Boyd Cycle verses its often oversimplified and misunderstood OODA Loop.

It’s How You Say What You Saw by Patrick Van Horne

Here is an article that was recently written by Patrick Van Horne and published in the Illinois Tactical Officer’s Association (ITOA) quarterly journal.

“The benefits of Tactical Awareness don’t end with the recognition of someone who warrants additional attention. Tactical behavioral analysis provides a vocabulary for police officers to articulate what led them to make decisions.”

Using Complete Stories in Decision Forcing Cases by Dr. Bruce I. Gudmundsson

The story that surrounds the problem at the heart of a decision-forcing case is necessarily interrupted. That is, sometime between the beginning and the end of the narrative, the story telling ends and the problem solving begins. This does not mean, however, that there is no role for completed narratives in the world of the case method. On the contrary, completed narratives are often a very useful way of providing students with background information.

Tactical Decision Games, Obscure Information and Generating New Ways to Thrive in the Climate of Chaos and Uncertainty

“Like a well-written mystery novel, a well-taught case makes extensive use of ignorance. Just as knowing the identity of the culprit deprives the mystery reader of the pleasure of figuring things out for himself, premature knowledge of the historical solution to case deprives the student of much of the benefit of engaging a problem that is entirely new to him.

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