Many people have read and heard of The Art Of War, written by Sun Tzu in the 6th century. But for those of you who have not, I recommend picking this book up and giving it a read. In these current economic times that we live in, hyper-competitiveness and board room battles are very heated, and this book will give you some great philosophies and guidance on how to handle each of those situations. After all, the board room and the office are very similar to the battle ground. You have to know when to attack and when to lay low and listen. The time proven philosophies of Sun Tzu have been proven effective and they will open up your mind to a new way of doing battle with life’s enemies.
Here are some examples of the teaches within this great novel:
So it is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will fight without danger in battles.
If you only know yourself, but not your opponent, you may win or may lose.
If you know neither yourself nor your enemy, you will always endanger yourself.
One hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the most skillful. Seizing the enemy without fighting is the most skillful.
This novel teaches you how to win lifes battles without even having them. Every moment you spend bickering or fighting with co-workers and/or employees, is a moment that you may never get back. That moment would be better used to strengthen relationships and your business ventures.
All the best in the board room and wherever lifes battles may take you my friends!