Category Archives: I. Laying Plans

I. Laying Plans – Conclusion

Sun Tzu said: 25. These military devices, leading to victory, must not be divulged beforehand. 26. Now the general who wins a battle makes many calculations in his temple ere the battle is fought.  The general who loses a battle … Continue reading

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I. Laying Plans – Perception and Action

Sun Tzu said: 22. If your opponent is of choleric temper, seek to irritate him.  Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant. 23. If he is taking his ease, give him no rest.  If his forces are united, … Continue reading

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I. Laying Plans – Perception and Awareness

Sun Tzu said: 20. Hold out baits to entice the enemy.  Feign disorder, and crush him. 21. If he is secure at all points, be prepared for him.  If he is in superior strength, evade him. In business: 20. Hold … Continue reading

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I. Laying Plans – Perception

Sun Tzu said: 18. All warfare is based on deception. 19. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are … Continue reading

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I. Laying Plans – Creativity and Adaptation

Sun Tzu said: 16. While heading the profit of my counsel, avail yourself also of any helpful circumstances over and beyond the ordinary rules. 17. According as circumstances are favorable, one should modify one’s plans. In business: 16. While benefitting … Continue reading

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I. Laying Plans – Listening and Acting

Sun Tzu said: 15. The general that hearkens to my counsel and acts upon it, will conquer:  let such a one be retained in command!  The general that hearkens not to my counsel nor acts upon it, will suffer defeat:–let … Continue reading

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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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