So, what is the Lever of Power?
Some claimed that it is deception.
The lever of power is an unorthodox strategy that enables the strategist to gain strategic leverage in a complex situation.
Sunzi's Definition of Unorthodox
- What enables the masses of the Three Armies invariably to withstand the enemy without being defeated are the unorthodox and the orthodox.
- In general, in battle one engages with the orthodox and gains the victory through the unorthodox
- In warfare, the strategic configuration of power do not exceed the unorthodox and orthodox, but the changes of the unorthodox and orthodox can never be completely exhausted.
- The unorthodox and orthodox mutually produce each other, just like an endless cycle. Who can exhaust them?
One should rarely ever use a spear in a "lever and fulcrum" situation.
More to come. ...