Obviously, this was just luck! But every time you play this player, you lose and you lose fast. You keep recording their sequences. They beat you in two moves – Pawn (b) and Queen (b) (known as Fool’s Mate) or they beat you in four moves – Pawn (b), Queen(b), Bishop(b), Queen(b) (known as Scholar’s mate) but you can’t replicate their success even though you copy their sequences, it never works and you keep on losing.
People will start to seek all different forms of answers to explain what is happening. Maybe it’s not just the sequence but the way that the player presses the button? Maybe it’s timing? Maybe it’s what they had for lunch? Maybe it’s their attitude? They seem to be happy (because they’re winning). Is happiness the secret to winning? All sorts of correlations and speculations will be jumped upon.
Now in terms of combat, I’d hope you’d agree that a strategy based upon an understanding of the landscape is going to be vastly superior than a strategy that is derived from a SWOT. The question you need to ask yourself however is …
… what do we most commonly use in business? SWOT or MAP?