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How To Develop Coup D’oeil And Strategic Insight

Coup d’œil is a term taken from French, that more or less corresponds to the words glimpse or glance in English. The literal meaning is “stroke of [the] eye”. It is mostly used in a military context, where the coup d’œil refers to the ability to discern at one glance the tactical (dis)advantages of the…

Everything You Need To Know About Knives

A knife is a bladed cutting tool that normally comes with a handle. Knives are essential tools for almost everybody. You can use knives in the kitchen when preparing food. There are also knives that are used for hunting and camping. Sometimes, knives even become self-defense tools in worst cases. That is why it’s extremely…

[Video] The Third Noble Truth – Nirodha, The End Of Suffering

Continuing our series on orthodox Buddhist Meditation, we’ll look at the Third Noble Truth – the end or the cessation of unsatisfactoriness.   We’ll continue on with the theory for a good long while, because it’s essential that you really understand the territory that we’re entering before we embark on a practical journey into the…

[Video] The Dhamma (Dharma) Of Leadership

In this video, we’ll take a look at the basic ideas behind the Dhamma (Dharma) of leadership, and how Buddhist thought and philosophy can be applied to ontological leadership, or leadership as a way of being.   Included in this video are my thoughts on the most powerful and effective persuasive framework ever created in…

[Video] Overview Of Wang Cheng’s The Tao Of War

In this video of our series on The Art Of War, strategic thinking and mental warfare, we’ll take a look at the little known text by Tang Dynasty general – Wang Cheng called “The Tao Of War“.   This is just a general overview of the text, which we’ll dive into in great detail later…

The Idea Of Shih – Strategic Advantage In The Art Of War

Sun Tzu (541–482 BC) said, “Seek victory through Shih, not reliance on men.” Sun Bin (380–316 BC) urged his king to build Shih for national defense. Lin Wu (third century BC), a Zhao general said, “What is valued in military affairs is strategic advantage (Shih).” Instead of using military force to subjugate another society or…

7 Virtues Of The Bushido Code

Bushido is one of the most popular Japanese codes adapted by warriors and samurais. In fact, it’s more popularly known by the Japanese as the “Way of the Warrior”. This special way of life is considered sacred and is well respected not only by the Japanese culture. It focuses more on developing positive values and…