“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles,” according to Sun Tzu, a Chinese philosopher and general for the King of Wu. This timeless book on the philosophy of successful leadership is relevant today as it was 2,500 years ago when it was written.
We highly recommend this book as it offers so much insights and wisdom that still apply to businesses today, as it was to ancient war. The ‘art of war’ applies to teamwork & energy, planning, market & competitive intelligence, changing or adapting, defeat & winning, being well-positioned, strategies & actions, discipline & harmony, and leadership & management. Reading this book is like going through Management & Leadership 101 in a very inspiring and poetic manner.
“Move only if there is a real advantage to be gained. Whether to concentrate or to divide your troops must be decided by circumstances.
Let your rapidity be that of the wind, your compactness that of the forest. In raiding and plundering be like fire, in immovability like a mountain.”