The Way of Strategy

Sketch of military strategy made by Murakami G...

Sketch of military strategy made by Murakami Gensui (1781-1843) during his stay in Kurume (Northern Kyushu, Japan) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The carpenter uses a master plan of the building, and the Way of Strategy is similar in that there is a plan of campaign. If you want to learn the craft of war, ponder over this book. The teacher is as needle, the disciple is as thread. You must practice constantly.

If the foreman knows and deploys his men well the finished work will be good. The foreman should take into account the abilities and limitations of his men, circulating among them and asking nothing unreasonable. He should know their morale and spirit, and encourage them when necessary. This is the same as the principle of strategy.

Musashi Miyamoto

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