11.60

Chapter: The Nine Situations 11.60
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Translation:

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

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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