Friday, November 16, 2012

69: Fight or Flight


The wise project manager has respect for any attacker. He advances only when there is no resistance. He knows the more compassionate will win, for this is the way of the project manager.

Lao Tzu tells us:

There is a saying among soldiers:
I dare not make the first move but would rather play the guest;
I dare not advance an inch but would rather withdraw a foot.

This is called marching without appearing to move,
Rolling up your sleeves without showing your arm,
Capturing the enemy without attacking,
Being armed without weapons.

There is no greater catastrophe than underestimating the enemy.
By underestimating the enemy, I almost loose what I value.

Therefore when the battle is joined,
The underdog will win.

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