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Strategy Power Plays: Winning Business Ideas from the World's Greatest Strategic Minds by Karen Mccreadie, Tim Phillips

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66 ENSURE YOUR ‘BIG PICTURE’ IS POSSIBLE

Master Sun states that a ruler can bring misfortune upon his army ‘… by commanding the army to advance or to retreat, being ignorant of the fact that it cannot obey’. Mistakes will be made if orders are issued from the safety of court without experience of the combat situation.

DEFINING IDEA…

‘The belief that one's ownview of reality is the onlyreality is the most dangerousof all delusions.’

~ PAUL WATZLAWICK, THEORETICIAN

In a business context this can relate to board members, or in some cases senior executives, who drive big-picture strategy without having a grasp on the day-to-day operations of the organisation. With the focus on the goal, no one thinks to check whether it's possible on the ...

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