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Tao of Survival.
Mastery of Way
Leading to Survival.

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Five forces
Tao, Heaven, Earth, Leaders
and Organization.
Think by Considering
and Comparing

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Five Forces
Leaders realize these forces.
He who does, wins;
He who knows
not, loses.

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Tao
People abide by Tao
Rule by Tao
Undying, they follow.

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Heaven
Night Yin or Day Yang
Seasons: hot, cold, wet or dry.

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Earth
Far or Close
Dangers of ground.

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Leaders
Five qualities.
Wise,
Believable,
Kind,
Brave
Firm.

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General who has Tao.


Heaven and Earth behind him.
His rules prevail and his forces,
stronger, more motivated and
better trained.

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He follows Art of War.


Keep the General. If he does
not, sack him.

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Power in winning.
Knowing advantages, and
thus he acts.
Deploy tactics, thus
he is reflexive.

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He assesses factors.
Favorable against unfavorable.
More favorable, more likely
the victory.

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Tao of Deception.
Able, seem unable.
Active, seem inactive.
Near, seem far.
Far, seem near.

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Tao of Victory.
Use lures.
Create disorder.
Avoid enemy’s
strengths.
Prepare for attack if
enemy has substance.

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Tao of Victory.
Agitate, if enemy
is resting.
Attack, if enemy
is unaware,
and thus win.

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Costly, all wars


Chariots, soldiers, materials.
Transporting 1,000 miles.
Entertainment, glue, lacquer,
armor, thousands of gold pieces.
Only then...100,000 soldiers move.

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War means deprivation


People rendered poor,
Prices rise
whenever
Soldiers gather!

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Be speedy,
In war
If too long:
Spear blunt,
Morale sinks,
Strength depleted,
Treasury emptied,
State at risk.

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Adepts at War
Not hasty to fight a war.
No second levy or conscription.
Be equipped and food aplenty.
Forage for provisions.
Mount enemy’s chariots
After every battle.

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Win the hearts,


Of prisoners of wars,
Care for them.

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Use other people


resources
Supplies: 1 of enemy’s
is worth 20 of our own

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Rewards
Stir them to bravery,
reward top 10%:
For every 10 chariots,
the first to take, is rewarded.

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Not ashes
Or corpses
Take a City,
but not in ashes.
Takeover enemy forces,
but not as corpses.

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Win by not fighting


He wins yet,
Not through fighting,
He is truly supreme.
More so than,
One who wins,
A hundred victories,
Through
A hundred battles.
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Supreme is the General


who prevails by stratagem
A General who captures cities,
gaining states,
Yet no prolonged operations.

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Supreme is the General


who attacks the
Enemy’s stratagem.
Only then, the General who
attacks enemy’s forces.

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Worst General,
He who by being impatient
attacks cities,
Leaving a third of his men
as corpses.

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Be situational
Equally matched,
Use stratagem.
Five times enemy,
Attack!
Less than enemy,
withdraw!
Inferior in all aspects,
Elude!

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Fighting a War
Know when to fight.
Fight to strength.
Fight in unison.
When all leaders,
for fighting.

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King must never:


Act out of ignorance.
Retire, advance or direct
an army without knowing.
Confound your officers.
Let your army,
fight unfettered.

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Know and win


Know your foe,
Know yourself,
One hundred battles,
One hundred victories!

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Know yourself,
But not enemy,
Or know enemy,
But not yourself,
Your chance to win,
Are halved!

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Not knowing
Yourself,
Or enemy,
You never win!

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