Category Archives: Subtlety

XIII. The Use of Intelligence – For All Business

Sun Tzu said: 18. Be subtle! be subtle! and use your spies for every kind of business. In business: 18. Be subtle! Be subtle! And use intelligence for every kind of business.

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XI. The Nine Market Situations – Follow then Strike

Sun Tzu said: 66. Forestall your opponent by seizing what he holds dear, and subtly contrive to time his arrival on the ground. 67. Walk in the path defined by rule, and accommodate yourself to the enemy until you can … Continue reading

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XI. The Nine Market Situations – CEO of Subtlety

Sun Tzu said: 39. He burns his boats and breaks his cooking-pots; like a shepherd driving a flock of sheep, he drives his men this way and that, and nothing knows whither he is going. 40. To muster his host … Continue reading

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XI. The Nine Market Situations – CEO of Variety

Sun Tzu said: 37. By altering his arrangements and changing his plans, he keeps the enemy without definite knowledge.  By shifting his camp and taking circuitous routes, he prevents the enemy from anticipating his purpose. 38. At the critical moment, … 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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I. Laying Plans – Conclusion

Sun Tzu said: 25. These military devices, leading to victory, must not be divulged beforehand. 26. Now the general who wins a battle makes many calculations in his temple ere the battle is fought.  The general who loses a battle … Continue reading

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