Category Archives: Passion

XII. The Attack – Spirit of the Enterprise

Sun Tzu said: 15. Unhappy is the fate of one who tries to win his battles and succeed in his attacks without cultivating the spirit of enterprise; for the result is waste of time and general stagnation. In business: 15. … Continue reading

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XII. The Attack – Control Tower

Sun Tzu said: 11. A wind that rises in the daytime lasts long, but a night breeze soon falls. 12. In every army, the five developments connected with fire must be known, the movements of the stars calculated, and a … Continue reading

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XII. The Attack – Delivery and Direction

Sun Tzu said:  9. (4) If it is possible to make an assault with fire from without, do not wait for it to break out within, but deliver your attack at a favorable moment. 10. (5) When you start a … Continue reading

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XII. The Attack – The Five Ways

Sun Tzu said:  1.  There are five ways of attacking with fire.  The first is to burn soldiers in their camp; the second is to burn stores; the third is to burn baggage trains; the fourth is to burn arsenals … Continue reading

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XI. The Nine Market Situations – Crisis to Victory

Sun Tzu said: 58. Place your army in deadly peril, and it will survive; plunge it into desperate straits, and it will come off in safety. 59. For it is precisely when a force has fallen into harm’s way that … Continue reading

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XI. The Nine Market Situations – Unfathomable Plans

Sun Tzu said: 22. Carefully study the well-being of your men, and do not overtax them.  Concentrate your energy and hoard your strength.  Keep your army continually on the move, and devise unfathomable plans. In business: 22. Carefully study the … Continue reading

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VII. Maneuvering – A Keen Spirit

Sun Tzu said: 28. Now a soldier’s spirit is keenest in the morning; by noonday it has begun to flag; and in the evening, his mind is bent only on returning to camp. 29. A clever general, therefore, avoids an … Continue reading

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VII. Maneuvering – Thunderbolt Move

Sun Tzu said: 18. In raiding and plundering be like fire, is immovability like a mountain. 19. Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt. In business: 18. In campaigning and … Continue reading

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VII. Maneuvering – Securing Resource

Sun Tzu said: 11. We may take it then that an army without its baggage-train is lost; without provisions it is lost; without bases of supply it is lost. In business: 11. We may take it then that a team … Continue reading

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