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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….

To Seek Existence Is A Natural Instinct

Li Zongwu said, “to seek existence is a natural instinct.” What he is referring to is the idea of self-preservation – a kind of innate selfishness. Selfishness, to a degree is natural. For example, if you and another person fall into a rushing river at the same time, what’s your first reaction? What’s your instinct,…

[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…

[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…

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…

[Video] The Art Of War – Relevance To Modern Life

  In this shorter introductory video to our series on The Art Of Strategic Thinking And Mental Warfare, we’ll take a look at whether or not The Art Of War is relevant to modern life, business, etc., and if so – how relevant it is.   This is a shorter video, and in the coming…

[Video] The Art Of War – Sun Tzu Simplified

  In this video, we’ll walk you through a simplified, birds-eye view process for understanding strategic thinking and The Art Of War.   This is the first training in a weekly series which I’ll be publishing.   Here’s a list of the video training you can expect to see each week in 2017 here at…