The 1987 film Wall Street, Gordon Gekko and Bud Fox quote from The Art of War.Bud Fox stating: “Sun-tzu: If your enemy is superior, evade him. If angry, irritate him. If equally matched, fight, and if not split and reevaluate.” Gordon Gekko stating: “I don’t throw darts at a board. I bet on sure things. Read Sun-tzu, The Art of War. Every battle is won before it is ever fought.”. Both relating to theoretical strategies in the Stock Market.
We do Not live In a Democracy, Its a Free Market.
Therefore one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the most skillful. Seizing the enemy without fighting is the most skillful.
And, the most famous quotation (chapter 1, paragraph 18):