7.4 Timing

Principles describing the role of timing in creating momentum.

Healthcare Vote: Poorly Timed Battle

The Senate Democrats have chosen to debate their federal health care bill at one of the poorest times imaginable. One of the most basic rules of strategy is that we must pick the right time for battle. Despite an overwhelming majority in both houses, the Democrats have chosen to fight this battle when most people are much more concerned about the economy, jobs, and government spending.

The easiest way for Republicans to defeat federal health care is to focus on a central theme of economic recovery:

Warrior's Rules: 

Competitive Arenas: 

Boxing, Sun Tzu, and how to survive the economic down-turn

Boxing, war, and modern business... what do these three activities have in common? The obvious answer is that all three take place in competitive environments in which there will be clear winners. Sun Tzu's treatise "The Art of War" not only describes these environments, but also asserts a way to win and analytical method to predict a winner. Once one understands these predictable outcomes, then positioning oneself to be the winner becomes easy.

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