Category Archives: Sun Tzu

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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Sun Tzu’s The Art of War: Chapter 04 Tactical Dispositions

Screens 190 – 217 In ‘Waging War‘ Sun Tzu told us that the point was to win, and to win quickly.  In ‘Attack by Stratagem‘ the primary point of strategy was to know your own capabilities and that of the … Continue reading

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Sun Tzu’s The Art of War: Chapter 03 Attack by Stratagem

Screens 148 – 191 Tzu has laid out the use of war in the first chapter, the necessity to focus on victory in the second chapter, and now lays out the fundamentals of strategy.  Strategy is framed as knowing the … Continue reading

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Sun Tzu’s The Art of War: Chapter 02 Waging War

This is a short chapter.  Tzu has established in the last chapter how war is to be framed, and now he discusses how war is to be waged.  The goal is not to be in the battle long – the … Continue reading

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Sun Tzu’s The Art of War: Chapter 01 Laying Plans

This book is stylistically similar Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People – but the topics could not be more different.  Both authors provide advice – but Carnegie is persuading and cajoling, whereas Sun Tzu deals with situations when … Continue reading

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