The Devil is in the Details

Eisenhower plans

General Dwight D. Eisenhower was unquestionably experienced when it came to military matters, but in 1952 he was a novice concerning politics. In the midst of his first campaign for the presidency, one of the advance men handed him a 35-page detailed plan concerning the campaign stops for the next couple of days.

Eisenhower looked at the massive stack of papers with blazing eyes and said, “Hell’s fire, son, it didn’t take that many pages to plan the Normandy invasion.”


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