11.60

Chapter: The Nine Situations

11.60

Translation:

Success in warfare is gained by carefully accommodating ourselves to the enemy’s purpose.

Commentary

In both war and business, making plans without taking into account the actions of your enemy or competitors is likely to lead to failure.

A good place to start with your own planning is your purpose. When analyzing the other side, purpose is also a good place to start. When you know what they seek to achieve you may better guess ho