Odysseus is an excellent leader and strategist, which, I think, is most reflected by his decision to take the Scylla and Charybdis way instead of the wandering rocks one and to steer closer to the Scylla. Cruel as it is to sacrifice six men to the monster, the result is much better than the whole boat sinks among the wandering rocks or in the whirlpool. To win the victory, a cost is often of great necessity and importance, which is give to get. Give to get is not only frequent in battles but also applicable to life and work. For instance, as a sapling grows up, some of its branches must be cut off so that it can grow into a healthy tree. An investor will never purchase himself profit provided he's too mean to invest with his money. Anyway, success usually comes with a high price.