That is one of my favorite maxims from this wisdom classic. It never grows old.
Our objective should be victory not conquest.
A seamless victory through formless methods. What could be better?
Jocko + Sun Tzu = a winning combination :)
He's a Navy SEAL officer. Sun Tzu's Art of War is requirement reading. See the two Richards of the Navy SEALs: https://www.sonshi.com/richard-marcinko-interview.html
The best intelligence allows you to be first. You win!!! Just like in a track meet. The same goes for politics.
I can assure you, Marvin, that all the intelligence in the world will not have me win a track meet. I'm simply too slow. :-)
Nice reminders about the objective of battle
Wow I love this "To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence. Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting." Sun Tzu
God His voice !!!!
I am Studying John Boyd's "Patterns of Conflict"--Col Boyd's masterful comprehensive study of warfare as his OODA Loop Cycle--Reacting more innovatively and faster than the enemy, by engendering Unity and cohesion and executing assymetric cycles faster than the enemy can react under conditons of extreme stress, paradox and ambiguity.
"Shape him to see where his strengths and weakness are apparent " Sun Tzu
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