I recently offered to lend a limp civvy colleague a copy of Serve to Lead because she was spouting a load of crap about leadership and man management. I said that there were plenty of different perspectives and one of these was a military one. Hence the offer to loan the book. On closer inspection it's a historical curio. Whilst I am unaware if the book has been updated and I am therefore looking at a dated copy, I suspect that RMAS still farms out the version I have, with nothing more recent than 1957 in it? If this is the case, then it is hardly up to date with the British Military Experience is it? I appreciate that it should be a doctrine-free document but we're approaching a point where WW2 is closer in history to, say, the First Boer War than present day. Surely a rewrite is in order to do justice to the substantial and highly useful war and peacefighting that we have done in recent decades? There's a lot of stuff in the book that reads as rather bluff hyperbole by modern standards. Whilst I don't object to it I suspect that the reader of: 'There are many forms of leadership, Political parties have their leaders; every big organisation in industry or commerce, all have their leaders; and at the other end of the scale so do dance bands, and so do gangs of thieves and smugglers.' ...may now find themselves laughing at the writer (CIGS 1953) rather than with him. When I was at RMAS and only allowed two books in the first 5 weeks I was a captive audience to S2L (and 18 Platoon) Surely a rewrite is in order for a book RMAS should be proud of? There's another deception in S2L - it hints that some speakers of gravity and import come to talk to RMAS. Not in my day - we got a Kate Adie video and some bewildering Yank General called Kermit or something.