Alexander’s Creative Execution Formula

In total, Alexander’s destruction of the Persian army at the Granicus, Issus, and Gaugamela resulted in well over 200,000 Persian deaths. Alexander would enter the Persian capital of Babylon to claim its riches and take for himself Darius’s throne before stepping into Afghanistan and India. Just how did Alexander, with his compact Macedonian army, manage to not only once, but three times, defeat a much superior foe? Starting with his first battle fighting the Greeks at Chaeronea, Alexander began to formulate a strategy for winning against the odds, and from that moment on continually refined his Creative Execution formula. As a result, Gaugamela and the conquest of the Persian Empire was the apotheosis of ...

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