"Every battle is won before it's ever fought."
- Sun Tzu
Most of us know this quote from Sun Tzu's seminal work, "The Art ofWar", but is it true that EVERY battle is won or lost before it's ever fought?
Well, in context, Sun Tzu was speaking of the great set-piece battles fought at the time, where huge armies would line up and then be sent into the fray to fight. The battle would go to whoever had prepared best, who brought the best supplies, who had the best planning, who garnered the best intelligence, who held the advantage in control of the ground, and whose warriors had the best training.