23. It is owing to his information, again, that we can cause the doomed spy to carry false tidings to the enemy.

因是而知之故死間爲誑事可使告敵

Sun Tzu

Sun Tzu is discussing the use of espionage and the importance of obtaining accurate information through the use of spies. He mentions the “doomed spy,” who is a spy that has been captured by the enemy and is likely to be tortured or otherwise coerced into revealing information. Sun Tzu suggests that, through the use of a converted spy (a spy who has switched sides and is now working for your own side), you can feed false information to the doomed spy and then use them to pass this false information on to the enemy. In this way, the enemy will be misled and you will gain an advantage in the conflict.

It is through information provided by our sources that we can feed false information to the competitor sources.

As a business, it is vital to stay informed and one-step ahead of the competition. To do this, we rely on a network of sources within the industry who can provide us with valuable insights and information. This information is crucial not only for our own decision-making and strategy development, but also for sowing confusion and misinformation among our competitors. By using the information provided by our sources, we can carefully craft false information and feed it to competitor sources, misleading them and giving us an edge in the market.”