strategy Quotes

21 of the best book quotes about strategy
  1. #1
    ″Complaining does not work as a strategy. We all have finite time and energy. Any time we spend whining is unlikely to help us achieve our goals. And it won’t make us happier.″
  2. #2
    “The comparison with carpentry is through the connection with houses. The carpenter uses a master plan of the building, and the Way of strategy is similar in this manner of planning.”
  3. #3
    “The important thing in strategy is to suppress the enemy’s useful actions but allow his useless actions.”
  4. #4
    “They sawed in two and scooped out a great beam from end to end, and fitting it nicely together again like a pipe, hung by chains a cauldron at one extremity, with which communicated an iron tube projecting from the beam, which was itself in great part plated with iron. This they brought up from a distance upon carts to the part of the wall principally composed of vines and timber, and when it was near, inserted huge bellows into their end of the beam and blew with them. The blast passing closely confined into the cauldron, which was filled with lighted coals, sulphur and pitch, made a great blaze, and set fire to the wall, which soon became untenable for its defenders, who left it and fled; and in this way the fort was taken.”
  5. #5
    “For men who want to learn my strategy, this is the Way:
    Do not think dishonestly.
    The Way is in training.
    Become acquainted with every art.
    Know the Ways of all professions.
    Distinguish between gain and loss in world matters.
    Perceive those things which cannot be seen.
    Pay attention even to trifles.
    Do nothing useless.”
  6. #6
    “First with the head and then with the heart.”
  7. #7
    “Strategy is the craft of the warrior.”
  1. #8
    “When you are thoroughly conversant with strategy, you will recognize the enemy’s intentions and thus have many opportunities to win.”
  2. #9
    “When the enemy attacks, remain undisturbed but feign weakness.”
  3. #10
    “It is now during the first ten days of the tenth month in the twentieth year of Kanei (1645). I am sixty years old and I have been training many years in the Way of strategy called Ni Ten Ichi Try. I will now explain it in writing for the first time.”
  4. #11
    “Someone once said ‘Immature strategy is the cause of grief.’ That was a true saying.”
  5. #12
    “There is timing in the whole life of the warrior, in his thriving and declining, in his harmony and discord.”
  6. #13
    “In contests of strategy, you always want to lead the enemy about rather than be led about by the enemy.”
  7. #14
    “To master the virtue of the long sword is to govern the world and oneself; thus the long sword is the basis of strategy.”

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  1. #15
    Tactics win battles. Strategy wins wars.
  2. #16
    “Fight not to win, but to avoid losing. A surefire losing strategy.”
  3. #17
    “Always start at the end before you begin. Professional investors always have an exit strategy before they invest. Knowing your exit strategy is an important investment fundamental.”
  4. #18
    “One of the most important types of decision making is deciding what you are not going to do, what you need to eliminate in order to make room for strategic investments.”
  5. #19
    “None of my ten friends, even today, ascribes moral evil to Hitler, although most of them think (after the fact) that he made fatal strategical mistakes which even they themselves might have made at the time. His worst mistake was his selection of advisers—a backhand tribute to the Leader’s virtues of trustfulness and loyalty, to his very innocence of the knowledge of evil, fully familiar to those who have heard partisans of F. D. R. or Ike explain how things went wrong.”
  6. #20
    Niceness is a decision, a strategy of social interaction; it is not a character trait.
  7. #21
    “Good leaders don’t make excuses. Instead, they figure out a way to get it done and win.”
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