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The Way Of Strategy

Feel free to use or share this image. We only ask that you link back to this page…. “Being endowed with teeth and mounting horns, having claws in front and spurs in back, coming together when happy, fighting when angry, this is the way of Heaven, it cannot be stopped. Thus those that lack Heavenly…

The Cost Of Missed Opportunities

The Stages Of Thick And Black In the first stage, your face is as thin as paper. With friction, it becomes like leather, and at last it becomes as thick as a brick wall. Your heart starts off red. As you endure, it gradually becomes white, then grey, then black, and finally black as coal….

The Magic Of Thinking BIG

Introduction   What does success look like to you? What do you think about when you hear the word “success”? The answers to these questions are extremely important. Why? Because how you think about success directly effects whether or not you achieve success. It’s really simple. When you think small, you tend to achieve small…

Who Was Li Zongwu?

“I came to visit a friend of mine who passed away.” “But I’m not dead yet!” After the brief misunderstanding was cleared up, he arranged for dinner to be prepared. After the meal and some drinks I told him that there was another reason I was there to see him. I told him that I…

How To Gain The World Without Losing Your Soul

‘How to Get Everything You Want in Life’… Man, that’s a pretty lofty title and a rather big goal. Is it really something you can accomplish? Can anyone really get everything they want from life? What does that even mean? When you compare most people you’ll find that everyone has very different goals and very…

Embodying The Four Elements

I’ve posted a lot and generally talk about things in terms of The Four Elements model, and in person – I teach about that in great depth. Understanding The Model Every cell, organism or system follows a path of creation, stasis, degeneration and death. The model of the Asian stupa, pagoda or chedi is a physical…

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…

[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…