Clip of the Month: Leadership Strategy, Foxes, & Hedgehogs

April 25, 2018

For over two decades, John Lewis Gaddis has co-taught a legendary seminar in strategic thinking at Yale. Drawing on lessons from history and the classics from Thucydides to Lincoln to FDR, Professor Gaddis warns his students against leaders who dare to improvise and those who do not listen or learn. In this clip, Professor Gaddis explains how a "grand strategy" works in the real world. Referencing Isaiah Berlin's famous essay, who is more primed for success: the fox who knows many things or the hedgehog who knows one big thing?