Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Speed is the Essence of War - 兵法

As Sun Tzu quoted, "Speed is the essence of war. Take advantage of the enemy's unpreparedness; travel by unexpected routes and strike him where has taken no precautions."[1]

However, to move with such speed doesn't mean to do things recklessly. In reality, speed requires much planning and preparations.

For instance, reducing the time in decision making process, select which weapons (as theoretical plans done earlier), implement strategies and respond to the enemy's moves at faster pace.

Nevertheless, to think through and understand the opponent's reaction to one's possible moves is essential too ... this is a matter of experience to judgement.

[1] Dr. Foo C.T. & Peter H. Grinyer (2003), "Sun Tzu Business Warcraft: Organizing Strategy", Singapore: Horizon Books, 2003. ISBN 981-04-3112-0

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