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    Sun Tzu Qualities

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    If there is ever a time that calls for immediate action and the highest level of decision-making, it is war. This is why the qualities of a president should be like that of an expert general in wartime. Sun Tzu was an ancient Chinese general that commanded over one hundred thousand soldiers in the Eastern Zhou Dynasty of Spring and Autumn (771 to 403 BC). In his well-renowned treatise of war, Art of War, Sun Tzu wrote that a commander should stand for virtues of wisdom, sincerity, benevolence, courage, and strictness. Transferring this over to qualities of a president, it means a president should be wise, sincere, benevolent, brave, and strict. It would be ideal for a president to have all of these virtues though it would be unlikely and unrealistic…

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    Sun Tzu War Summary

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     A brief background of a strategic thinker: Birth name : Sun Wu Courtesy name : Sun Tzu Name means : Master sun Born : 544 BC Birth place : State of Qi, Shandong Province, China Death : 496 BC Best known for : The Art of War - Had strong interest in military and became a soldier. - Gained reputation as a good leader of soldiers. - Led the State of Wu to many victories including the capture of the Chu capital city of Ying.  Main points of his/her strategic thought: - Doctrines: 1. Prepare…

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    in the best position to sustain victory. Sun Tzu addresses any general, but also indirectly sends his ideas out to people needing an approach towards life through a change in their mentality. Sun Tzu progresses throughout his book, The Art of War, starting with the advantages that generals can put themselves in by going through thorough pre war calculations- one key being knowing their enemy fully- while then establishing a relationship of equal importance between pre…

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    Sun Tzu Quotes

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    1. “He who can modify his tactics in relation to his opponent and thereby succeed in winning...” - Sun Tzu, Excerpt from The Art of War. Page 243, lines 94-96 - The place where this quotation was found Tzu, is talking about the strong and the weak points. Tzu is a tenacious warrior that won many battles, he had strong tactics to win, such as never keeping the same strategy with every opponent. Knowing your opponent’s weaknesses and strong points is the best way to shape your own troops to be…

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    Sun Tzu's Art Of War

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    There is a book that dates back to the 2nd century BC, which is still applied today. This book is not the bible or any other religious scripture that preaches about god or miracles. This book is a guide for those seeking to gain an upper hand in warfare. Of course the book I am talking about is Sun Tzu’s Art of War. 孫子兵法 is (supposedly) written by a strategist Sun Tzu, to teach the world of effective and time efficient military strategies during warfare. Ironically Sun Tzu considered war as a…

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    Sun Tzu Case Study

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    FACTS: Before employing Sun Tzu, the King of Wu tried Sun Tzu's abilities by ordering him to prepare a collection of mistresses of 180 concubines into officers. Sun Tzu isolated them into two organizations, designating the two courtesans most supported by the ruler as the organization commandants. At the point when Sun Tzu first requested the concubines to confront right, they laughed. Accordingly, Sun Tzu said that the general, himself, oversaw guaranteeing that officers comprehended the…

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    Sun Tzu Art Of War

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    Sun Tzu’s theories in the “Art of War” demonstrate an erroneous belief in the separation of political and military strategy. This is evident in the execution of the king’s concubines and Sun Tzu’s five circumstances that can predict victory. General Robert Lee and Confederate President Jefferson Davis’ inability to commit to a course of action in the South, proved insurmountable. Germany’s Military Leadership in World War One clearly should have advised against military action and sought a…

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    Sun Tzu The Art Of War

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    The Commandant’s reading list presents a list of books that he finds would be beneficial in the becoming of various levels of Marines. Being a Junior Marine, my books come off of the “Primary Level” list. To me, each book that I have read off of this list thus far could be beneficial to Marines of all levels in some way. This was the case specifically with the latest book I read, The Art of War by Sun Tzu. Sun Tzu, born in 496 BC, was a high-ranking Military General and was also considered a…

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    society is naturally competitive and aggressive (Mead 275). The theory that human nature is biologically vindictive is not only a thought brought to light by Mead, but also by Chinese scholar and philosopher Hsun Tzu, author of an essay called “Man’s Nature is Evil.” In Tzu’s essay, he proclaims that humans are born cruel and must be taught how to be decent individuals (Tzu 101). Man is born with feelings of envy and hatred and if he acts of these emotions, “they will lead him into violence and…

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    Category 2 – Internal Management D. To direct and control a large force is similar to directing and controlling a small force. It is a matter of formations, communication and signals. (Chapter 5) According to Sun Tzu, managing a large force can be similar to managing a small force. It is a matter of organization and structure. To direct and control a large force are similar to directing and controlling a small force. It is a matter of communications and formations. This theory is derived from…

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