Ep. 0107: Applying Guerrilla Methods Beyond War (CJ’s talk at Porcfest XIII)
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- An overview of Michael Collins’ campaign to end British rule in Ireland
- 10 lessons one can learn from studying guerrilla warfare that apply to many other human endeavors:
- Don’t be afraid to start small & build up your resources from there
- Turn your weaknesses into strengths, and if you have an ‘opponent’ or ‘competitor,’ turn their strengths into weaknesses.
- Your resourcefulness is much more important than your resources.
- Always remember, the greatest resource you have are human ones: yourself and any partners you might be working with.
- When following the way of the guerrilla, conventional experience & formal qualifications in a field are rarely an asset, and may often be detrimental.
- Sometimes knowledge & experience in a seemingly unrelated field can help you.
- When seeking to accomplish something via the guerrilla way, DO NOT try to emulate your conventional competitors.
- Knowledge/intelligence/information/understanding are of vital importance.
- Carefully pick your battles: Engage only when you feel you have an advantage; and if things nonetheless turn against you, don’t hesitate to quickly disengage & disperse.
- If your project involves setting up some sort of organization, make it minimalist, decentralized, relatively egalitarian, and flexible, and only recruit people committed to the cause.
- An overview of how George Romero used an approach very similar to guerrilla warfare to make Night of the Living Dead
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