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Management tips from Sun Tzu's "The Art of War"

Excerpts from a July 1, 2013 Medium.com blog post

If you plan to read only one book on management, forget all of the recently published bestsellers and read Sun Tzu - The Art of War.

To tease the ones who haven’t read this masterpiece, and motivate the rest to get back to it when in doubt about something, I’ve prepare a few management tips and tricks from the ancient Chinese general

  1. The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
  2. Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
  3. Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.
  4. All warfare is based on deception.
  5. Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.
  6. A leader leads by example, not by force.
  7. Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
  8. Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
  9. When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
  10. Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.

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