There is an undeniable relationship between commanding a military force and commanding a business. Chain of command, expenditure, leadership, psychology and advertising, long term strategy, mid term tactics, short term plans...these are just some of the core commanalities from military science that can be applied to business. Below are the 3 of the most outstanding historical military commanders who with skill, intelligence and perseverance, defied the odds and accomplished the unthinkable.
1. Alexander the Great
At a young age, Alexander took his Macedonian soldiers from his tiny land in Eastern Europe and conquered much of the known world at the time. He defeated the Persian empire and every army that stood in his way.
2. Hannibal of Carthage
At a time when nations were paying taxes to the Roman Empire- the most powerful and organized empire of the age - Hannibal took a mix of Carthaginian, African, Spaniard and Gaul soldiers and did the unthinkable; He marched across the Alps and invaded Rome.
3. Genghis Khan
Arguably the most accomplished of the three, Genghis Khan managed to unite and organized the nomadic Mongol tribes and proceeded to invade and conquer nearly every empire that stood in his way, including the Chinese, the Russians and the Muslims. The Mongol Empire was the largest land empire in history.