No American general was more famous in the 20th Century than general George Patton. His competence, confidence and even his image were derived from books. Said Patton, “I have read the memoirs of our enemy’s generals and political leaders. I have even read his philosophers and listened to his music. I have studied in detail the accounts of every damned one of his battles. I know exactly how he will react under any given set of circumstances. He hasn’t the slightest idea what I’m going to do. Therefore, when the day comes, I’m going to whip the hell out of him.

Outsmart your competition by reading up on them!