The strategy of the “IO”/ Part 1

Plato - Athenian philosopher

The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile.

Sun Tzu - Chinese general, military strategist, writer and philosopher

Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.

Sharon Lee - American science fiction, fantasy and mystery author

The moment you say 'I know everything' is the end of your growth.

William B. Irvine - Professor of philosophy at Wright State University

Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes.

Russell Simmons - American entrepreneur, record executive, writer, and film producer

A person's strength is to know their weaknesses.

Josh Waitzkin - American chess player, martial arts competitor, and author. As a child, he was recognized as a prodigy, and won the U.S. Junior Chess championship in 1993 and 1994. The film Searching for Bobby Fischer is based on his early life

One of the most critical strengths of a superior competitor in any discipline—whether we are speaking about sports, business negotiations, or even presidential debates—is the ability to dictate the tone of the battle.

Jonathan Kozol - American writer, progressive activist, and educator, best known for his books on public education in the United States

Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.

David Allen - American productivity consultant best known for the creation of a time management method called "Getting Things Done"

At at any point in time, knowing what has to get done, and when, creates a terrain for maneuvering.