8.1

Chapter: Variation in Tactics

8.1

Translation:

Sun Tzu said: In war, the general receives his commands from the sovereign, collects his army and concentrates his forces

Commentary

When you know your objectives, you can then direct your armies to the right places.

A concentrated force can have a powerful effect. A nail can be hammered through hard wood. A sharp knife slices through resistant material. Even a small force, if concentrated at a single point can punch through.

In business, when you know the business intent and direction, you can then formulate how to focus.