S is for Strategy-In-Depth

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STRATEGY-IN-DEPTH

Concept from The 33 Strategies of War. Strategy-in-depth refers to the ability to gain a sense of proportion over your situation by focusing on the bigger picture – what’s going on and where are you headed. Greene opposes strategy-in-depth with what he calls “tactical hell” – a situation where you are just reacting to what life gives – what people say or do, a disruptive event that occurs.

With strategy-in-depth, the idea is to get above the reactiveness and actually gain a sense of control over your situation – by peering into the future and seeing where everything is headed.

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