3. Again, if the campaign is protracted, the resources of the State will not be equal to the strain.

久暴師則國用不足

Sun Tzu

If a military campaign lasts for a long period of time, the resources of the state, such as its financial and human resources, will not be able to sustain the demands of the campaign. The prolonged nature of the campaign will put a strain on the state’s resources, eventually leading to exhaustion and potentially defeat.

If a business venture is prolonged, the resources of the company will not be equal to the strain.

If a business venture or project lasts for a long period of time, the resources of the company, such as its financial and human resources, will not be able to sustain the demands of the venture. The prolonged nature of the venture will put a strain on the company’s resources, eventually leading to exhaustion and potentially failure.