XIII. The Use of Intelligence – Divine Manipulation

Sun Tzu said:  7. Hence the use of spies, of whom there are five classes:  (1) Local spies; (2) inward spies; (3) converted spies; (4) doomed spies; (5) surviving spies.  8. When these five kinds of spy are all at work, none can discover the secret system.  This is called “divine manipulation of the threads.”  It is the sovereign’s most precious faculty.

In business: 7. Hence the use of intelligence, of which there are five classes: (1) local intelligence; (2) inward intelligence; (3) converted intelligence; (4) doomed intelligence; (5) surviving intelligence. 8. When these five kinds of intelligence are all functioning, nobody can discover the secret system. This is called “divine manipulation of the threads”. It is the owner’s most precious ability.

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