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  1. 1. Print FormThe Art of War by Sun TzuIt is evident that The Art of War was used to help generals win wars, but this prose is also used today to helpbusiness owners succeed in the dog-eat-dog world of business.Equate each set of epigrams to the world of business. In other words, give examples or scenarios where each setof epigrams can be used in the business world?EXAMPLE:CHAPTER 9 - THE NINE SITUATIONS19 - Rapidity is the essence of war: take advantage of the enemys unreadinessIn the business In business, it is important to move when you have an idea and not wait and procrastinate. Ifworld, this can you know another company is trying to release the same product, but is procrastinating, it isbe used by... important to act first and steal the majority of the consumers.Chapter 1 - Laying Plans1. Understanding the Art of War is of vital importance to the State.In the businessworld, this can Understanding business is the way to used by...2. The art of war, then, is governed by five constant factors, to be taken into account in onesdeliberations, when seeking to determine the conditions obtaining in the field. 1) Moral Law - Which of the two sovereigns is imbued with the Moral Law? 2) Heaven - Which of the two generals has the most ability? 3) Earth - With whom lie the advantages derived from the terrain? 4) The Commander - On which side is discipline most rigorously enforced? 5) Method and Discipline - Which army is stronger? - On which side are officers and men more highly trained? - In which army is there the greater constancy both in reward and punishment.In the businessworld, this canbe used by...
  2. 2. 18-20 - All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when able to attack, we seem unable. Whenusing our forces, we must seem inactive. When we near. we must make the enemy believe weare far away. Hold out baits to entice the enemy, Feign disorder, and crush him.In the businessworld, this canbe used by...Chapter 2 - Waging War16-17 - In order to kill the enemy, our men must be roused with anger; that there may be advantage fromdefeating the enemy, they must have their rewards. Therefore in chariot fighting, when ten or more chariots havebeen taken, those should be rewarded who took the first. Our own flags should be substituted for those of theenemy, and the chariots mingled and used in conjunction with ours. The captured soldiers should be kindlytreated and kept.In the businessworld, this canbe used by...Chapter 3 - Attack by Stratagem1-2 - Sun Tzu said: In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemys country whole and in tact;to shatter and destroy it is not so good. Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence;supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemys resistance without fighting.In the businessworld, this canbe used by...
  3. 3. Chapter 4 - Tactical Dispositions2 - To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy isprovided by the enemy himself.In the businessworld, this canbe used by...Chapter 5 - Energy7-10 - There are not more than five musical notes, yet in combination of these five give rise to more melodiesthan can ever be heard. There are not more than five primary colors (blue, yellow, red, white, and black), yet incombination they produce more hues than can ever be seen. There are no more than five cardinal tastes (sour,acrid, salt, sweet, bitter), yet combinations of them yield more flavors than can ever be tasted.In battle, there are not more than two methods of attack -- the direct and the indirect; yet these two incombination give rise to an endless series of maneuvers.In the businessworld, this canbe used by...Chapter 6 - Weak Points and Strong1 - Whoever is first in the field and awaits the coming of the enemy will be fresh for the fight; whoever is secondin the field and has to hasten to battle will arrive exhausted.In the businessworld, this canbe used by...28 - Do not repeat the tactics which have gained you one victory, but let your methods be regulated by theinfinite variety of circumstances.In the businessworld, this canbe used by...31-33 - Water shapes its course according to the nature of the ground over which it flows. Therefore, just as waterretains no constant shape, so in warfare there are no constant conditions. He who can modify his tactics inrelation to his opponent and thereby succeed in winning, may be called a Heaven-born captain.In the businessworld, this canbe used by...
  4. 4. Chapter 7 - Maneuvering13 - We are not fit to lead an army on the march unless we are familiar with the face of the country -- itsmountains and forests, its pitfalls and precipices, its marshes and swamps.In the businessworld, this canbe used by...26 - In night-fighting, make much use of signal-fires and drums, and in fighting by day, of flags and banners, as ameans of influencing the ears and eyes of your army.In the businessworld, this canbe used by...Chapter 8 - Variation in Tactics12 - There are five dangerous faults which may affect a general: 1) Recklessness, which leads to destruction; 2) Cowardice, which leads to capture 3) A Hasty Temper, which can provoked by insults; 4) A Delicacy of Honor, which is sensitive to shame; 5) Over-Solicitude for his men, which exposes him to worry and troubleIn the businessworld, this canbe used by...Chapter 9 - Army on the March29-33 - When the soldiers stand leaning on their spears, they are faint from want of food. If those who are sent todraw water begin by drinking themselves, the army is suffering from thirst. If the enemy sees an advantage to begained and makes no effort to secure it, the soldiers are exhausted. If there is a disturbance in the camp, thegenerals authority is weak. If the banners and flags are shifted about, sedition is afoot.In the businessworld, this canbe used by...
  5. 5. Chapter 10 - Terrain23 - If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight, even though the ruler forbid it. If fighting will notresult in victory, then you must not fight even at the rulers bidding.In the businessworld, this canbe used by...25-26 - Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest forests and stand by youeven unto death.However, if you are indulgent and kind-hearted, but unable to enforce your commands and incapable of quellingdisorder, your soldiers will be like spoiled children; they are useless for any practical purpose.In the businessworld, this canbe used by...Chapter 11- The Nine Situations18 - When asked how to deal with an enemy in order and on the point of marching to an attack, I say: "Begin byseizing something which your opponent holds dear; then he will be amenable to your will."In the businessworld, this canbe used by...Chapter 12- Attack by Fire21-22 - A kingdom that has once been destroyed can never come again into being; nor can the dead ever bebrought back to life. Hence, the good general is full of caution. This is the way to stay at peace and keep an armyin tact.In the businessworld, this canbe used by...Chapter 13 - The Use of Spies3-8 - One who acts without foreknowledge is a wise and good general. This foreknowledge must come from othermen. Hence, the use of spies. When spies are all at work, it is the sovereigns most precious faculty.In the businessworld, this canbe used by...