What distinguishes strategic thinking from other forms of thought? How does strategic thinking differ from operational planning or tactical thinking? What are the immortal and timeless principles of designing a good strategy? Do the concept of strategy and its execution apply equally well to different domains such as war, diplomacy, domestic politics, business and entrepreneurship? What are the roles of chance, surprise, creativity, and science in designing and executing a successful strategy? Students will address these questions through reading and role-playing scenes from past Wars (ex: the Peloponnesian War and the second Punic War), peace and diplomacy (ex: the Israel-Egypt Peach Negotiations after 1973), and Entrepreneurship (ex: the Apple vs. Microsoft vs. Google).