Category Archives: Variety

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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VIII. Variation in Tactics – Advantage and Disadvantage

Sun Tzu said:  5. The general who does not understand these, may be well acquainted with the configuration of the country, yet he will not be able to turn his knowledge to practical account.  6. So, the student of war … Continue reading

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VIII. Variation in Tactics – Exceptions

Sun Tzu said:  3. There are roads which must not be followed, armies which must be not attacked, towns which must be besieged, positions which must not be contested, commands of the sovereign which must not be obeyed.  4. The … Continue reading

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VIII. Variation in Tactics – Market Guidance

Sun Tzu said:  1.  In war, the general receives his commands from the sovereign, collects his army and concentrates his forces  2. When in difficult country, do not encamp.  In country where high roads intersect, join hands with your allies.  … Continue reading

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VII. Maneuvering – Ponder and Deliberate

Sun Tzu said: 21. Ponder and deliberate before you make a move. 22. He will conquer who has learnt the artifice of deviation.  Such is the art of maneuvering. In business: 21. Ponder and deliberate before you make a move. … Continue reading

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VII. Maneuvering – The Artifice of Variation

Sun Tzu said:  4. Thus, to take a long and circuitous route, after enticing the enemy out of the way, and though starting after him, to contrive to reach the goal before him, shows knowledge of the artifice of DEVIATION. … Continue reading

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VI. Weak Points and Strong – Infinite Variety

Sun Tzu said: 28. Do not repeat the tactics which have gained you one victory, but let your methods be regulated by the infinite variety of circumstances. 29. Military tactics are like unto water; for water in its natural course … Continue reading

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I. Laying Plans – Creativity and Adaptation

Sun Tzu said: 16. While heading the profit of my counsel, avail yourself also of any helpful circumstances over and beyond the ordinary rules. 17. According as circumstances are favorable, one should modify one’s plans. In business: 16. While benefitting … Continue reading

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