The Most Successful Leader
A man once asked a general in ancient China, a member of a family of warriors, which of his family members was the most successful leader.
The general, whose reputation was such that his name became synonymous with leadership in China, replied: "My eldest brother sees battles and challenges; he solves them before they take shape, so his name does not get out of the inner circle. My elder brother engages the enemy when he is still weak en unprepared, so his name does not out of the company of his peers. As for me, I fought a few battles against powerful enemies to secure our borders and restructured part of the army, so my name from time to time gets out and is mentioned among the lords and the public. So, who do you think is the most skillful leader of us three?"