Article PDF: 7.3.3 Creative Innovation

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Sun Tzu's seven rules regarding the more advanced methods for innovation beyond rearrangement.

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This article explains how we leverage the unlimited nature of new methods. We look at our limited knowledge of our current situation and envision running out of resources. While our regular method of innovation by rearranging elements is quick and easy, we will eventually come up against its limits. Since there are limited number of elements in systems, there are also limits on how they can be rearranged. While all arrangements may surprise, only a few rearrangements will be actual improvements. For 2,500 years, the philosophy of limits has been championed by those in power to justify taking more power in an attempt to stop change. In China, the aristocracy suppressed Sun Tzu's philosophy for just this reason.