6.33

Chapter: Weak Points and Strong 6.33
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Translation:

He who can modify his tactics in relation to his opponent and thereby succeed in winning, may be called a heaven-born captain.

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Commentary

In Tai Chi, you seek great sensitivity to feel the slightest movement of the other person and respond simultaneously.

In war, the principle is the same: sense and respond, while also seeking the higher goal.

Chess is a war game in which players spend much time thinking ‘if she does that, I will do this, then if she does this, I will respond like that..’ and so on. The players that win are those who can see more moves ahead and cope with all possibilities.

Businesses sometimes focus so much on executing the defined strategy they forget to see how it is working out in practice. Having a closed loop of rapid learning and change can be very powerful.