It’s really amazing how much advice for today’s technologists can be found in history.

Some of our favorites:

Claude Shannon: Assume the enemy knows the system

Sun Tzu: Supreme excellence consists of breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting

Sun Tzu: Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.

Sun Tzu: Opportunities multiply as they are seized

Sun Tzu: To know your enemy, you must become your enemy.

Sun Tzu: Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt

Napoleon: War Is Ninety Percent Information: So All War Is Cyber War

Hannibal: I will either find a way or make one

Wellington: The business of war, is to endeavor to find out what you don’t know by what you do

Track the most disruptive technologies by diving into our categorized index:

Artificial Intelligence Companies – A fast overview of Artificial Intelligence companies we believe are poised to cause the most positive disruption in the enterprise.

Big Data Companies – Reference to the greatest, most disruptive Big Data companies in the tech ecosystem.

Business Intelligence Companies – We assess these to be the Business Intelligence Companies most impactful for delivering real decision advantage.

Cybersecurity Companies – We apply our deep expertise in cybersecurity to assessing the best across multiple categories including:

Cloud Computing Companies – We include both platform and software as a service providers, capturing only the most innovative and disruptive.

Collaborative Tool Companies – These are the firms that help humans connect to humans to create, manage and lead.

Infrastructure Companies – Critical enterprise foundations for business agility.

IoT Companies – Internet of Things and Industrial Internet of Things are here. How do you manage them?

Mobile Companies – Help manage, configure, secure and optimize these very powerful capabilities.

Robotics Companies – Including innovations in Robotic Process Automation, Drones, and industrial robotics.

Services Companies – We only track a few, the ones we really know well.

Tech Titans – These are the big players. We track the tech titans closely since their capabilities change continuously.

VC, PE and Finance Companies – Keeping an eye on the investors can give indications of coming developments.

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