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Thursday, May 26, 2011

SUN TZU ON EXECUTION


Do you suppose that the side with the most troops wins?

Then it is just a matter of going into battle based on head count. Do you suppose the wealthier side wins? That it is just a matter of going into battle based on measurement of grain.

Do you think the side with sharper weapons and stronger armor wins?

Then it would be easy to determine the victor. Therefore the rich are not necessarily secure, the poor are not necessarily insecure, the majority do not necessarily prevail, minorities do not necessarily fail.

That which determines who will win and will lose, who is secure and who is in peril, is their science, their Way.

From "The Lost Art Of War" by Sun Tzu as translated by Thomas Cleary