In this episode, Richard Lummis and I discuss the southern campaign in the War with Mexico, which was led by Winfield Scott.
Scott is one of the most interesting if largely forgotten generals in American history. He fought in the War of 1812 and in every American conflict up to the Civil War. He was in many ways a marionette but he was a military genius; nicknamed Old Fuss and Feathers.
We mine Scott’s life and his stunning military campaign to take Mexico City and then couple it with his political acumen during the conflict. Scott presents several key lessons for today’s business leaders.
Listen to this week’s episode and find out how.