So, what is the Lever of Power?
Some claimed that it is some category of deception.
The lever of power can be described as 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?
Recognizing the tangible connectivity that exists within the grand configuration of the strategic terrain enables him to identify the potential "unorthodox" condition.
One should rarely ever use a spear in a "lever and fulcrum" situation.
More to come. ...