Category Archives: Sun Tzu

Sun Tzu: Enumeration and Concepts

Enumeration improves decision making.  It provides a menu of activities that can occur.  We learn from how the options are framed.  In listing a finite set of options, other ideas are often uncovered.  Anytime an author or thought leader enumerates … Continue reading

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Sun Tzu’s The Art of War: Page by Page, Chapter by Chapter Review

Page by Page, Chapter by Chapter and Screen by Screen This is an ancient text of war dating back to the 5th century, first translated into a Western language in French in 1772 with an English language version not coming until … Continue reading

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Sun Tzu’s The Art of War: Chapter 13 The Use of Spies

In the final chapter Sun Tzu tells how spies – those that provide data and insight about the capabilities of the opposition – are to be used to win battles.  Spies can be used to avoid battles that do not … Continue reading

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Sun Tzu’s The Art of War: Chapter 11 The Nine Situations

There are a finite number of situations we can come to battle.  With some of those situations there are clear rules.  As always the goal is to win, and winning comes by knowing your strengths and creating scenarios of certain … Continue reading

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Sun Tzu’s The Art of War: Chapter 10 Terrain

Terrain begins with a great enumerated list of the types of terrain and then goes in to the application of past chapters in creating victory. Best Quote(s) “When the general is weak and without authority; when his orders are not … Continue reading

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Sun Tzu’s The Art of War: Chapter 09 The Army on the March

Tzu 09: The Army on the March Sun Tzu tells us how to lead an army on the march and how to read the opposition’s army.  There is a lot of overlap with the concepts in maneuvering.  This book had … Continue reading

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Sun Tzu’s The Art of War: Chapter 08 Variation in Tactics

Only 14 points are made in this chapter and it is made up of few pages, screens and swipes.  Sun Tzu builds on his biggest points from earlier chapters – Strategy is the logical outcome of knowing your strengths and … Continue reading

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Sun Tzu’s The Art of War: Chapter 07 Maneuvering

Screens 332 – 336 How do we move a group in order to achieve our goal?  We learned in the last chapter that our energy should go into coordination.  Movement, like the battle, should be to accomplish a goal.  In … Continue reading

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Sun Tzu’s The Art of War: Chapter 06 Weak Points and Strong

Tzu 06: Weak Points and Strong The next chapter maneuver, teaches how to move the army, and when it should be moved.   Sun Tzu is setting the table for the reader, telling us to where the army should be moved.  … Continue reading

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Sun Tzu’s The Art of War: Chapter 05 Energy

Locations 225 – 262 Energy should be put into the battle before the battle.  Energy is best used to create coordination.  Do not depend on any one solider, unit or other weapon for energy – use your ability to coordinate … Continue reading

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