Article PDF: 1.8 Progress Cycle

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Eight rules describing the adaptive loop by which positions are advanced.

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This article explains the basic process that Sun Tzu uses to advance a position. This process is fundamentally different from production processes that work on objects. Production processes are linear. They convert raw materials step by step into a finished product. At the end of a production process, the product is finished. The supply chain runs only in one direction, from gathering the raw materials to delivering the product for use. The problem is that we are only trained in linear thinking (Linear education), we tend to see all logical thinking in terms of straight line processes.

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This article details how Sun Tzu's competitive processes are all cyclic. They continually loop back upon themselves, reincorporating feedback from the environment into our actions. Their processes is never finished. They have no true end point. Whether successful or not, each advance requires another advance. The process is always a loop. Every advance brings us back to the beginning where we start working on our next advance.