Chapter: Tactical Positions 4.13
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He wins his battles by making no mistakes. Making no mistakes is what establishes the certainty of victory, for it means conquering an enemy that is already defeated.

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As in the principle of defense and attack, we lose by making defensive mistakes that allow an attack through.

Mistakes are also made when any waste occurs. What is squandered now may be sorely missed later.

The principle is the same in chess and many other situations, including business competitive strategy.