Trent Hone is an authority on the U.S. Navy of the early twentieth century and a leader in the application of complexity science to organizational design. He studied religion and archaeology at Carleton College in Northfield, MN and works as a consultant helping a variety of organizations improve their processes and techniques. Mr. Hone regularly writes and speaks about leadership, sensemaking, organizational learning, and complexity. His talents are uniquely suited to integrate the history of the Navy with modern management theories, generating new insights relevant to both disciplines. 

Articles by Trent Hone


The Nimitz Way

By Trent Hone
December 2022
A commitment to his “main and unchanging principles of warfare” underscored the strategic artistry of the admiral who led the U.S. Navy to victory in the Pacific.
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Guadalcanal Quintet

By Trent Hone
October 2021
From August to November 1942, a series of hard-fought nighttime naval battles punctuated the struggle for the crucial foothold in the Solomon Islands.

Book Reviews

Reviewed by Trent Hone, Samuel Loring Morison, Norman Polmar & Robert S. Bolia
October 2006
The Battle for Leyte, 1944: Allied and Japanese Plans, Preparations, and Execution Milan Vego. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2006. 479 pp. Maps. Appen. $55. Reviewed by Trent Hone So ...

Books by Trent Hone