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Weekday Reading

If you’ve always wondered how red teaming might apply to business problems, try Carroll and Mui’s 2008 bestseller Billion Dollar Lessons. In it, the authors define a set of common business strategies and discuss how failure often results. In each case, they identify the questions decision makers could have asked that might have helped them avoid failure. They close by arguing for better devil’s advocacy. The issues differ from those that many red teamers typically consider, but the framework is sound, and the principles can easily be ported to other domains. Among other things, Carroll and Mui’s approach suggests that red teaming is not limited to military or security problems.