Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series



The 36 Secret Strategies Of The Martial Arts

The Classic Chinese Guide for Success in War, Business, and Life

By Hiroshi Moriya

Forward and Translation By: William Scott Wilson


“Do not use strength against (a stronger) enemy, but rather wear away his vigor as in the image of Heaven over the lake”

(page 134)


Hermit Poet’s Comments: If negotiating from a position of weakness, a couple of example options include (delaying tactics) and trying to find out what small weaknesses exist with the other side. Many cuts can become a deep wound and frustration can create capitulation. For example, look at Afghanistan and how the Taliban keep dragging out the war. They know that because of the cost and American public’s impatience; eventually all the US troops will go home. Then the Taliban will again just slide back into power.



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