Warfare Is Based On Deception

Welcome to another “Frivolous Friday” installment.

This one is a good one.

I want to share one of my favorite videos that I watched this week, and it’s pretty funny.

The nerd in the screenshot up top is actually a phenomenal basketball player.

He goes to Venice beach and biffs a bunch of shots to make it look like he doesn’t know what he’s doing.

Then he destroys everyone.

It’s a classic con:

Step 1: Hide your power level.

Step 2: Make people think you’re an easy mark.

Step 3: Rip them to shreds & take all their money.

And that’s why I love this video as the perfect example of Sun Tzu’s quote:

“All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.”
― Sun tzu, The Art of War

Best thoughts,
~Jonathan

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