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THE ART OF WAR – BOOK 2: PART 2

PREPARATIONS FOR WAR – BOOK 2 PART 2 When mobility of troops is difficult and the enemy is more familiar with the territory, the edge in the battle will go to the enemy. Attacks must be delivered with blinding speed and proper plans must be well thought out. If they are not, the enemy will […]

THE ART OF WAR – BOOK 2: PART 1

BOOK 2 – PREPARATIONS FOR WAR PART 1 Supplies are essential for the proper management of a conflict and its resolution. Without supplies there is nothing to sustain the army except bare hands and berries. Oversupply presents problems of a different nature. Though it may appear better to be oversupplied, consider the hindrance in mobility […]

THE ART OF WAR – BOOK 1: PART 4

BOOK 1 – CONSIDERATIONS AND ESTIMATIONS FOR WAR PART 4 If warriors under your command follow your instructions you will have great success. Reward them well and reward them equally, but not too often. If you feel otherwise, for whatever reason, or they give you cause to suspect that their true natures are not sympathetic […]

THE ART OF WAR – BOOK 1: PART 3

BOOK 1 – CONSIDERATIONS AND ESTIMATIONS FOR WAR PART 3 The successful warlord does not put someone in charge of the warehouse if that person only cares about negotiating. Everyone should be content with their given tasks and in that manner they will perform admirably. You must praise and admonish your men with the same […]

THE ART OF WAR – BOOK 1: PART 2

BOOK 1 – CONSIDERATIONS AND ESTIMATIONS FOR WAR PART 2 The wrong weapons placed in the hands of untrained soldiers will result in defeat because of a lack of consideration given the matter by the leader. Generally, men know their own weapons and are comfortable with them. Choose your men with great care and consideration. […]

CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF SUCCESS

To celebrate 25 years of successful sales of my interpretation of Sun Tzu’s Art of War, Tuttle Publishing will be releasing a hard cover version of the book on November 30, 2021. Preorders are now being taken at Amazon.com The Art of War by Sun Tzu is the best known book on military strategy ever […]