John R. Boyd
- New Conception for Air-to-Air Combat 2 September 2012 edit
- Abstract 2 September 2012 edit
- Conceptual Spiral 12 December 2018 edit (typo on chart 11)
- Patterns Of Conflict 4 September 2020 edit (IOHAI)
- Strategic Game of ? and ? 8 July 2014 edit
- Organic Design for Command and Control 30 September 2014 edit
- The Essence of Winning and Losing 2 September 2012 edit
- Destruction and Creation 26 February 2015 edit (restored the bibliography)
- The Personal Papers of Col John Boyd–Part II from the Marine Corps University Library, Quantico, VA
Note that all of Boyd’s works are also available in various formats at http://dnipogo.org/john-r-boyd/
Franklin C. (Chuck) Spinney
- Evolutionary Epistemology A personal view of John Boyd’s “Destruction and Creation” and its centrality to the OODA Loop. v2.6, September 2020, 16.5MB PDF. Minor revisions, plus 14 new pages of appendices on Napoleon’s Ulm Campaign (1805) and Grant’s Vicksburg Maneuver (1862-63).
- Evolutionary Epistemology v2.5, June 2019, 2.1 MB PDF.
- Watch Chuck Spinney present — and answer questions about — Evolutionary Epistemology 2.6 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdK4y6O-llE Recorded in February 2021.
- Evolution of Boyd’s Ideas. 5 November 2020, 522 KB PDF
- The Turnaround 12 Oct 2012, 2 MB PDF
- Applying Boyd’s Principles to Business Organizations: CRH of North America, October 2014. 3.1 MB PDF of the PowerPoint retelling of The Turnaround
- Organizing for Success with lessons from The master – John Boyd, OR, People, ideas, technology…IN THAT ORDER, December 2017. Presentation to the European Manufacturing Strategies Summit, Berlin, November 2017. 2.9 MB PDF
- Shaping and Adapting: Unlocking the power of Colonel John Boyd’s OODA Loop. Masters Thesis, USMC Command and Staff College, April 2015 (517 KB PDF)
- The Essential Boyd
- Boyd’s Discourse on Winning and Losing, a newly edited version with an Introduction, Afterword, Index, and Bibliography 5.1 MB PDF from Air University Press
- People, Ideas, and Things in that Order: Some Observations 12 October 2012, 174 KB PDF
Maj Gen J. N. T. Shanahan, USAF
- Rededication of Boyd Hall, 13 June 2013, 96 KB PDF
Nicholas J. Johnson
- Boyd’s Real OODA Loop and Fencing, 10 March 2014, 251 KB PDF
- The Lost Arts of Leadership, and how to get them back, Keynote Address on August 23, 2022, to the Kanban Global Summit in San Diego. 12.3 MB PDF.
- Annotations, enlightening and entertaining, to accompany The Lost Arts of Leadership, 155 KB PDF. Updated 11 November 2022.
- Why The Norwegian Naval Academy teaches John Boyd’s conflict theory, by Tommy Krabberød, Damien O’Connell, Chester W. Richards, Endre Sjøvold, Stein Hatlem Forsdahl, Jostein Mattingsdal and Roar Espevik, link to the Norwegian Armed Forces web site, June 4, 2020
- Boyd’s OODA Loop, published in the journal Necesse, March 2020, 1.6 MB PDF
- Boyd’s Real OODA Loop 7 May 2018, 563 KB PDF
- Why do they lie to us? keynote presentation to the Executive Services Planning Summit in San Diego, 18 May 2016, 5.3 MB PDF
- All By Ourselves, Using the EBFAS climate to achieve Lao Tzu’s ancient goal, vers. 2, 157 KB PDF, 4 December 2015
- All By Ourselves, keynote presentation at LeanKanban Central Europe 2015, 7 December 2015, 6.5 MB PDF
- John Boyd, Conceptual Spiral, and the meaning of life, 22 March 2013, 285 KB PDF
- How Boyd Used Gödel, Heisenberg, and the Second Law, 29 September 2017, 74 KB PDF
- If We Can Keep It PDF of the book (~ 1MB)
- Table I from Certain to Win
- Figures and maps from Certain to Win, 848 KB PDF
- The Generations Of War Model 22 June 2012, 86 KB PDF
- God Bless the Whole Third World (A short story) 23 June 2012, 358 KB PDF
- Newly Merged Airline Ends Coach Class Service (A news release) 28 May 2013, 69KB PDF
- Origins Of John Boyd’s Discourse 9 July 2013 edition, 208 KB PDF
- Boyd’s Big Ideas — The Essence of Strategy: Patterns of Conflict and Beyond, 6 November 2017, 3.4 MB PDF, based on a version prepared for the USMC, Parris Island.
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Perfect – I was hungry for more Boyd and here it is! Even the direction of my inquiry is suggested in Conceptual Spiral:
“John, however, intended for his concepts to apply to more than warfare or even conflict.”
Thanks for this resource, and feeding the spiral.
Mike — You’re welcome! Put it to good use. Chet
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Is Dr. Hammond’s 2018 compilation (above) of Boyd’s slides and papers in “A Discourse on Winning and Losing” the closest thing to a “Boyd Anthology?”
The “Discourse on Winning and Losing” is the name Boyd gave in the late 1980s to the collection of briefings that originally included an Abstract, Patterns, Strategic Game of ? and ?, Organic Design for Command and Control, his paper, “Destruction and Creation,” and the Revelation in that order. These were bound together with a green cover and so it’s often known as the Green Book. In 1992 he added Conceptual Spiral and then in 1995, The Essence of Winning and Losing, but as far as I know, he never gave out bound volumes with those briefings included (I could easily be wrong about that). So, yes, it could be considered as a Boyd anthology. It’s important to note that Boyd kept revising some of these, particularly Patterns, long after the last dated version. I think the reason for that was that he had lost his typist and so had no easy way to update them. In particular, the last versions of Patterns incorporated significant changes to pages 13 (Sun Tzu) and 144 (the “Theme for vitality and growth.”) The versions here on Slightly East of New incorporate as many of these changes as my co-editor, Chuck Spinney, and I had collected between us.