The Observe-Orient-Decide-Act loop. The cycle of decision making.
JohnBoyd says you have to move fast enough to get inside the OODA loop of the enemy.
OODA loop and corporate blogging : http://e-mediate.squarespace.com/the-e-mediator-blog/
See also :
- WilliamLind : Exactly how the OODA Loop works in Fourth Generation conflicts remains an open question; it is possible that Fourth Generation forces can out-cycle state armed forces not by being faster, but by moving so slowly that they are unobservable.
(I wonder if "too slow to be unobservable" is more like FifthGenerationWar)