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Chapter Two is about understanding that the waging of any competitive conflict is expensive.
To minimize the expenses, the successful strategists are patiently focused on knowing the tangible configuration of their Big Tangible Picture and used the soft points and the hard points of their situation to their advantage.
Studying how the competitor implements their resources is one of the many keys to prevailing.
The pragmatic strategists regularly believed in the executing of a good strategy than to wait for a perfect strategy regardless of the situation while the successful strategists who practice the art and science of assessing, positioning and influencing, is always leveraging and exploiting the situation before implementing their real strategy.
Humorously, some of these pragmatic strategists possessed the tendency to be self destructive.
In some situations against a larger competition, the successful strategist have always focused on implementing a multi-sequence of small containable battles than to be involved in one macro conflict, for the purpose of conserving their resources and using the competition's resources for the next battle.
At that point, he usually understands the "logistical" gist behind Sunzi's essay.