What Acquring Banks Can Learn from the Mongols
As most students of history would attest, the Mongols were perhaps the most successful conquerors of all time. At one point they controlled the landmass that ran from Poland to Korea and from northern Russia to Damascus. In some areas their rule spanned over 700 years.
There’s no doubt that one of the main reasons for their success was their military prowess. They were the equivalent of today’s armored cavalry. Their primary fighting mode was as horse-mounted archers. By the age of four Mongol boys and girls could not only ride bareback but also ride standing. Their basic sustenance was what they could hunt and even their “booze”, Kumis, was fermented mare’s milk, produced as their armies moved. Unlike their enemies, they didn’t have to worry about a supply line, and because their sustenance was primarily protein based, they weren’t as sluggish as many of their enemies whose primary food was carbohydrate based.
So what does all this have to do with acquiring banks?