Friday, May 20, 2016

On Strategy

Partner in Grime had a business trip to South Africa and came back with this chessboard which is really cool.  So for tonight, just some photos and quotes as the last couple of work days were long and busy.

"Firmness cannot show itself, of course, if a man keeps changing his mind."  It demands sticking to one's convictions. - Clauswitz , On War
"Time . . . is less likely to bring favor to the victor than to the vanquished. . . An offensive war requires above all a quick, irresistible decision. . . .  Any kind of interruption, pause, or suspension of activity is inconsistent with the nature of offensive war." - Clauswitz, On War
“Rouse him, and learn the principle of his activity or inactivity. Force him to reveal himself, so as to find out his vulnerable spots.”  - Sun Tzu, The Art of War
“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”  - Napoleon
Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it.”  - Baltasar Gracian, The Art of Worldly Wisdom
“I need you to be clever, Bean. I need you to think of solutions to problems we haven't seen yet. I want you to try things that no one has ever tried because they're absolutely stupid.”  - Orson Scott Card, Enders Game
“Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.”  - Sun Tzu, The Art of War
“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”  - Dwight D. Eisenhower


  1. Quotes to remember in daily life.....


  2. Brilliant!

    (That is a magnificent chess set.)

  3. "Don't bring the bullets when your opponent has an empty gun."
    -- Greg Hein


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