Category Archives: Basic Principles

I. Laying Plans – Predicting Success

Sun Tzu said: 12. Therefore, in your deliberations, when seeking to determine the military conditions, let them be made the basis of a comparison, in this wise:–13. (1) Which of the two sovereigns is imbued with the Moral law? (2) … Continue reading

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I. Laying Plans – Knowing the Five Factors

Sun Tzu said: 11. These five heads should be familiar to every general:  he who knows them will be victorious; he who knows them not will fail. In business: 11. These five factors should be familiar to every business leader: … Continue reading

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I. Laying Plans – Finance and Discipline

Sun Tzu said: 10. By method and discipline are to be understood the marshaling of the army in its proper subdivisions, the graduations of rank among the officers, the maintenance of roads by which supplies may reach the army, and … Continue reading

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I. Laying Plans – The CEO

Sun Tzu said:  9. The Commander stands for the virtues of wisdom, sincerely, benevolence, courage and strictness. In business: 9. The CEO stands for the virtues of vision, straight-forwardness, ability to motivate, courage and discipline.

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I. Laying Plans – The Trend and The Market

Sun Tzu said:  7. Heaven signifies night and day, cold and heat, times and seasons. 8. Earth comprises distances, great and small; danger and security; open ground and narrow passes; the chances of life and death. In business: 7. The … Continue reading

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I. Laying Plans – The Company Culture

Sun Tzu said: 5,6. The Moral Law causes the people to be in complete accord with their ruler, so that they will follow him regardless of their lives, undismayed by any danger. In business: 5,6. The Company Culture, Values and Mindset … Continue reading

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I. Laying Plans – The Five Constant Factors

Sun Tzu said:  3. The art of war, then, is governed by five constant factors, to be taken into account in one’s deliberations, when seeking to determine the conditions obtaining in the field. 4. These are:  (1) The Moral Law; … Continue reading

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