Saturday, June 28, 2008

the art of war

Photo: Reuters

"Remember, I came out of Silicon Valley, where if you had a six-month lead on your competition, you win. You deprive them of cash, you have more cash . . . you get an installed base that's bigger, you take their installed base away," he says, using the financial term for operating system users.

"That's thematically what I'm thinking about, you know," he says, now jabbing his fingers at Pakistanis screaming on the cover of a news magazine. "How do I get this installed base to turn?"

Former Silicon Valley business man Major General Douglas Stone speaking to his responsibilities at the U.S. detention Camp Bucca in Iraq, in today's Financial Times.

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