Sun Tzu’s The Art Of War

Think of this excerpt from Sun Tzu’s book, The Art of War when coaching and recruiting.There are not more than five musical notes, yet the combinations of these five give rise to more melodies than can ever be heard. There are not more than five primary colors (blue, yellow, red, white, and black), yet in combination they produce more hues than can ever been seen. There are not more than five cardinal tastes (sour, acrid, salt, sweet, bitter), yet combinations of them yield more flavors than can ever be tasted. In battle, there are not more than two methods of attack – the direct and the indirect; yet these two in combination give rise to an endless series of maneuvers. . . . Who can exhaust the possibilities of these combinations. (V, 7-12).
Forbes Magazine: Sun Tzu’s The Art of War Article

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