" Let your rapidity be that of the wind, your silence that of the forest. In raiding and plundering be like fire, be immovable like a mountain...." - Art of War 7
Without understanding the configuration of the situation and having the zero mastery of the adjustment tactics, how does one performs the following:
- Move like a wind;
- Be silent as a forest;
- Burn the competitor with fire; and
- Possess the fortitude of a mountain.
Some aspects of Chapter Seven of Sunzi's essay is focused on maneuvering with speed. We preferred to view that portion of the chapter from a psychological perspective.
One can only move like a wind if the strategist understands the configuration of the terrain or possesses the economics, the logistics and the team to achieve that intent. It also helps if the team has the proper preparation to maneuver as a team.
One can only be quiet as a forest if he and his team are properly prepared for all tactical situations.
One can only effectively burn (or influence) the competitor if he knows what is the specific target while having the proper preparation for that tactical situation. .
One can only be quiet as a forest and have the fortitude of a mountain if he and his team are properly prepared for all tactical situations.
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Proper planning and preparation prevents pissed poor performance.