5.21

Chapter: Energy 5.21
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Translation:

The clever combatant looks to the effect of combined energy, and does not require too much from individuals. Hence his ability to pick out the right men and utilize combined energy.

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Commentary

Combined energy is the effect of using multiple methods or skilled warriors such that their potential is multiplied and the enemy is quickly overwhelmed.

Combining has a synergistic effect, where the result is greater than the sum of the parts.

Success comes from understanding the power both of the army as a whole and of talented individuals, and how these are best combined.