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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…

Building Self Esteem

Feeling bad about yourself is perhaps one of the dozens of characteristics when it comes to having a low amount of self-esteem. Getting to know more about its causes, and taking the necessary steps to build it up will surely help you get rid of those harmful, negative thoughts. But if you’re fully convinced that…

Relax – You’re Going To Die! 11 Epic Quotes On Death And Living Fully

The fact that our lives are finite and uncertain is something most of us acknowledge, but we rarely consider the implications. For instance, have you ever thought about how much time you have left to do everything you want in life, what you’d immediately regret if you found out you were going to die tomorrow,…

How To Negotiate Like A Pro And Get More Of What You Want

Introduction You negotiate daily even if you don’t realize it. Whether it’s asking for a raise, choosing a restaurant to meet for lunch, or bargaining with your teenager, you’re a negotiator.  Negotiation skills have never been more important. There are fewer good jobs available and conflict around the world is commonplace.   But, while negotiations…

Li Zongwu – The Father Of Thick Black Theory

Zong Wu’s Family Background During the years of the Southern Song Dynasty, in Guang Dong province, Jia Yin State, Chang Le county, a family named Li rose abruptly.   The leader of the family was Li Zi Min and his son was Li Shang Da, and together they created their family and established their business….

[Video] Common Themes In Different Versions Of The Art Of War

In this video we’ll continue our series on mastering strategic thinking, and cover what all of the various arts of war, from Sun Tzu, to Sun Bin to  Jiang Ziya and many more have in common before we begin exploring each individual classic text on the art of war.   Video Notes:   Worthy ruler…