Excerpts from The Art of War by Sun Tzu



Sun Tzu, the Author of THE ART OF WAR

The Sun Tzu's 'The Art of War' is one of the world's best books on strategy and competition. It was written in app. 500 B.C. and established itself as the leading treatise on confronting and defeating opponents through superior strategy.

For over twenty-five hundred years, it helped its readers find competitive advantage using the secrets of Sun Tzu. Its competitive methods work extremely well. 'The Art of War', the first of the military classic, offers a distinct philosophy on how to discover the path to success. This philosophy works in any competitive environment where people find themselves contesting with one another for a specific goal.


Going to War

You can fight a war for a long time or you can make your nation strong. You can't do both.

Doing the right things at the start of war is like approaching a woman. Your enemy's men must open the door. After that, you should act like a streaking rabbit. The enemy will be unable to catch you.

A Philosophy of Deception

Warfare is one thing. It is a philosophy of deception.

When you are ready, you try to appear incapacitated.

When active, you pretend inactivity.

When you are close to the enemy, you appear distant.

When far away, pretend you are near.



If the enemy has a strong position, entice him away from it.

If the enemy is confused, be decisive.

If the enemy is solid, prepare against him.

If the enemy is strong, avoid him.

If the enemy is angry, frustrate him.

If the enemy is weaker, make him arrogant.

If the enemy is relaxed, make him work.

If the enemy is united, break him apart.

Attack him when he is unprepared. Leave when he least expects it.

Your will find a place where you can win. Don't pass it by.



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