Decoding the Art of War

Episode 07 The Xu and Shi

from Decoding the Art of War | Published 7/28/2019

A commander must shape his army like water. Water shuns the high rocks and flows in the shallow valleys. Like water, a commander must direct his army away from the enemy’s strong points and strike at their weaknesses. Water takes various shapes according to the terrain; an army must adapt its strategies according to its enemy.

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