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
For over twenty-five hundred years, it helped its
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.
The best policy is to attack while the enemy is
The next best is to disrupt alliances.
The next best is to attack the opposing army.
The worst is to attack the enemy's cities.
If you outnumber the enemy ten to one, surround
If you outnumber them five to one, attack them.
If you outnumber them two to one, divide them.
If you are equal, then find an advantageous battle.
If you are fewer, defend against them.
If you are much weaker, evade them.
Small forces are not powerful. However, large forces cannot catch
The value of time, that is of
being a little ahead of your
opponent, often provides greater advantage than superior numbers or greater
The essential factor of military success is
speed, that is taking advantage of others' unpreparedness or lack of
foresight, their failure to catch up, going by routes they do not expect,
attacking where they are not on guard. This you cannot accomplish with