Posted: 28 February 2013 | Source: MEGA
“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”
This quote comes from a translation of the Art of War by Sun Tzu, written in China in what is estimated to be 512 BC. It could seem farfetched to assert that this ancient quote is appropriate in today’s business environment, but it is actually a good metaphor for the challenges and rewards of enterprise architecture (EA)- backed risk management.