Observe, orient, decide, act. These are the four elements of the OODA Loop developed by a USAF pilot, Colonel John Boyd. Known as “Forty Second Boyd”, he had a standing bet as an instructor pilot that from a point of disadvantage, he could defeat any opposing pilot in forty seconds or less. He ultimately saved the F-15 project and helped produce some of the world’s greatest fighter jets.
Boyd was a passionate advocate for the idea that winning was a matter of making decisions faster than your opponent. He believed that decision making occurs in these structured loops and he also believed that corporations, governments and militaries possess a hierarchy of OODA Loops at increasing levels of the organization.
Was he right? He was credited with the First Gulf War’s “left hook” design that was remarkably effective. He designed fight jets.
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