“If you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle.”
I have been most of my adult life an avid reader and follower of Sun Tzu’s Art of War. I apply it most to my business life. It is singularly the book that teaches victory and trains the mind against defeat.
Moments before I wrote this post, the above quote hit me hard.
The Kings do not know their enemy for they play to a man onto its territory and by the enemy’s rules of engagement.
The Kings clearly do not know themselves for they have laid down their arms and invited the enemy to pillage.
The general has no answers. No change. No adaptation to the conditions. For him to keep Quick in net was shameful.
The captain is impotent and disinterested.
The leadership is fragmented.
The foot soldiers have no leadership. No direction.
The Sharks are what Sun Tzu would call a clever fighter. When given the road, they do not expend mountains of energy. They use their skill to score with ease. They are not built for a bloody ground war but for flight.
And yet our ground troops fight in the air without wings and wonder why they are shot out of the sky.
Know thy enemy.
The Kings know neither.
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