Nine principle describing making better decisions regarding the choice of opportunities.
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This article introduces the section of Sun Tzu's Warrior's Rule dealing with selecting the best opportunities. An opportunity is any opening that we have the resources to pursue, but it is a mistake to pursue every opportunity. Most openings will prove to offer no rewards. Sun Tzu's strategy is an science of exploration, designed to increase our probability of success over time. We cannot be successful if we chase after every opening. Our resources are limited. We can only do one thing at a time. We cannot afford to pursue positions that we are not likely to win. We also must not choose positions that are not likely take us where we want to go..