The U.S. Marine Corps Uses the 'Rule of 3' to Organize Almost Everything

It all started with a copy of Inc. magazine that my dad handed me back in 1998.

This is a story about the U.S. Marine Corps, the Rule of 3, and how to avoid getting overwhelmed.

It's also about the first article I ever remember reading in Inc. magazine back in 1998 -- and how that simple rule has served me well and helped me accomplish my goals for more than 21 years.

The article was headlined "Corps Values," and it said this:

The U.S. Marines are trained to make split-second decisions based on incomplete information, in life-or-death situations. Can they provide clues to running a faster-reacting business?

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