Article PDF: 9.3.1 Mutual Danger

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Sun Tzu's six rules describing how we use of mutual danger to create mutual strength.

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This article explains that, while we use Sun Tzu's methods to do our best to avoid dangerous situations, we cannot avoid crisis. Crisis creates mutual danger. Mutual danger threatens the survival of both organizations and, in the worst cases, individual lives. The two biggest dangers during a crisis is panic and division. Panic results in bad decisions, but division creates new forms of conflict that worsen the danger. If we want to avoid division, we must understand how to use a crisis.