1.1

Chapter: Laying of Plans 1.1
孫子曰:兵者,國之大事,死生之地,存亡之道,不可不察也。< /br>
Translation:

Sunzi said: The art of war is of vital importance to the State. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected.

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Commentary

War is not just for the military commanders. It is a tool for the state to achieve important goals such as defending the country and influencing others.

In business, competition is not just for the marketing department. The organization’s leaders should be deeply engaged in it.

Many leaders get bound up in operational tactics, forgetting that they should be focusing more on strategy.