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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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82 PUT YOUR BACK AGAINST THE WALL

Master Sun states, ‘Throw your soldiers into positions whence there is no escape, and they will prefer death to flight. If they will face death, there is nothing they may not achieve. Officers and men alike will put forth their uttermost strength.’ Close the exits and put your back against the wall.

DEFINING IDEA…

‘Those who want to succeedwill find a way; those whodon't will find an excuse.’

~ LEO AQUILA, ACTIVIST

It is amazing what can be achieved when there is no escape. Whether born out of loyalty or desperation, employees gain focus and determination when business survival is at stake. ‘Without waiting to be marshalled’, they will give their last to the cause. ‘If there is no place of refuge, they ...

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