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Disciplines > WarfareWu Zi's Art of War > Nation Alertness

Chapter | Observed lessons | Discussion | See also

 

Chapter

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Observed lessons

  • Always keep your eye and ears open, scanning for threats no matter how distant.
  • When you have enemies, understand their weaknesses and attack these.

Discussion

The most effective attacks are those that are not anticipated and not seen until it is too late. To defend against these requires suspicion, even of those who seem to be your friends. Never trust people completely. Listen carefully to them and know what they are doing, even those who you see infrequently.

When you know a potential enemy, you should also know how you would attack their weaknesses and defend against their strengths. This also means knowing your own weaknesses and strengths.

See also

SWOT Analysis

 

http://www.chinese-wiki.com/Wu_Zi_Art_of_War

 

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