What Is ‘The Art of War’?

"The Art of War" by Sun Tzu, is in fact, not the original title. It was actually titled "Sūnzi bīngfǎ" and Sun Tzu went by Sunzi, or otherwise known as Master Sun.

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​We are all Wile E. Coyote.

Wile E. Coyote would frequently find himself running off the edge of a cliff. But he wouldn’t start falling to the ground below, at least not right away. It was only when he realized there was no longer any ground beneath him that he would suddenly crash downward. Human beings think about things, we have... Continue Reading →

What is Method?

The Art of War goes to some rhetorical extremes when talking about discipline and obedience. A lot of the time, based on The Art of War, man has become a herd of mindless machines, and while we understand human beings can not be turned into automatons. Even today, when we want smart and creative officers... Continue Reading →

The Five Virtues of a Commander

By the 4th century BC, the entire purpose of this military institution had become putting, tens of thousand, if not 100s of thousands of men in the field, fed, armed, and armored. What had once been an affair of highly ritualized battles of a few thousand men, had turned into the greatest affair of the... Continue Reading →

Interpretation

Now that you understand the transformations taking place at the time of this book was written, and the further changes in attitudes and processes that our author, our Master, is trying to drive. We can turn our attention to the structure and content of the book. The first thing you notice about The Art of... Continue Reading →

The End of a Generation

During the reign of Sun Tzu leading the Wu army, Sun Tzu became disillusioned of Wu's leaders, and thus resigned from his honorary position. Without Sun Tzu, the state of Wu was worn down, in a series of wars, until it was wiped out, by the one and only, Zhou (Choo pronounced) - of whom... Continue Reading →

Depth

Military operations generally require a thousand combat chariots, thousand transport wagons, and arms and armor for thousand men. All these expenses cost 1000 gold pieces a day, which s 60% of the state's revenue. War became big business in Ancient China. So far, it's all been about dramatic changes in China between the 8th and... Continue Reading →

Decline and Recline

During the fall or rather decline of the Qi, they were looking for someone to carry over their pristine views and further the development of their Dynasty. Like now, back then you had to have an interview, and this was a very special thing back in this time. The Qi Dynasty believed in the skill... Continue Reading →

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