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Sun Tzu

The Art of War

Francis Levy | Posted 10.13.2015 | Books
Francis Levy

Everybody knows everything. If it's been said, it's been done and if it's been done it's been said. So what is it that makes one army triumph over another? The quality of the fighters, the quality of the leaders, the justness of the cause, the fervor with which it's embraced, or all of the above?

Trump Excels at Business, But He Has No Business in International Politics

Michael Shammas | Posted 08.21.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Shammas

Business isn't simple; foreign policy isn't either. If Trump wants to be taken seriously by the general electorate, he should demonstrate the nuanced understanding of foreign policy exemplified by candidates ranging from Jeb Bush to Hillary Clinton.

13 Political Lessons From Fantasy Football

Josue Lopez Calderon | Posted 04.15.2015 | Sports
Josue Lopez Calderon

Yes, fantasy football is much more than a game; it's a political science crash course. Now if we could just get more people to play together, then fantasy sports may help us bridge the world's political and diplomatic divide.

How Ancient Chinese Thought Applies Today

Kevin Rudd | Posted 04.06.2015 | World
Kevin Rudd

In the absence of a common narrative shared by the U.S. and China, the two nations are likely to drift more rapidly apart. The relationship needs a new strategic concept for the future that is capable of sufficiently embracing both American and Chinese realities, as well as areas of potential common endeavor for the future, and to do so in language which is comprehensible and meaningful in both capitals. Trust builds on itself just as distrust builds on itself as well, compounding into deep enmity over time.

Mr. Obama, Reconsider Waging War in Syria, But If You Must...

Marco Cáceres | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics
Marco Cáceres

As the US increasingly becomes more embroiled in the Syrian civil war over the next few years, there will be the distinct possibility of "mission creep". Wikipedia defines mission creep as "the expansion of a project or mission beyond its original goals."

Women at Work: The Language of War and the Invisible Codes of Honor

O'Brien Browne | Posted 05.21.2014 | Business
O'Brien Browne

If a businesswoman doesn't command this language, men think she doesn't "get it." If she does, people say she's not a "real" woman. To make matters even more complicated, what men say and how they strut, huff and puff may have very little to do with how they act in reality, away from the battlefield.

Why Business Leaders Are Obsessed With This Ancient Military Guide

The Huffington Post | Gregory Beyer | Posted 04.21.2014 | Business

“All warfare is based on deception.” “The general who understands war is the Minister of the people’s fate and arbiter of the nation’s de...

10 Executive Marketing Lessons From Sun Tzu's The Art of War

Chad Pollitt | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business
Chad Pollitt

Sun Tzu's The Art of War was written in the second century BC. The book's influence can be felt in both the East and the West today -- not just in the military sciences, but in law, government and business.

Russia's Economy -- a Crevasse in Putin's Armor

Michael Kay | Posted 05.14.2014 | World
Michael Kay

It may be too late for the U.S. administration to salvage Crimea in the short term. But crafting an energy strategy that bolsters future geopolitical security for Europe and Ukraine would exploit the homemade crevasse in Putin's armor.

The Art of Stalemate

Ryan Banfill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Ryan Banfill

As the tea party members of the House Republican Conference appear to be a driving force behind the stalemate strategy, Sun Tzu would caution Speaker Boehner to be wary saying, "When the common soldiers are too strong and their officers too weak, the result is insubordination."

Voting in Congress on Syria

Allan Topol | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics
Allan Topol

By virtue of its power, position, and principles, the United States, albeit reluctantly, must put on the sheriff's badge and play that role. Failure of the U.S. to do so in Syria moves the world closer to anarchy.

All We Need of Hell

Francis Levy | Posted 10.20.2013 | Books
Francis Levy

Harry Crews' Karate is a Thing of the Spirit was the literary man's version of Sun Tzu's The Art of War. All We Need of Hell is another war novel by C...

Finding Competitive Intelligence With Social Media

Alistair Niederer | Posted 09.09.2013 | Business
Alistair Niederer

In his classic book focused on military strategy The Art of War, Chinese general Sun Tzu said: "keep your friends close and your enemies closer." This...

What's Your Strategy? The Devil Is in the Details

Sophie Gold | Posted 04.08.2012 | Business
Sophie Gold

Over the last couple of days I have been receiving emails asking how to put together a winning strategy for 2012. To be honest, it's a loaded question.

Wait and See, Liberals ...

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

Just as this President has nobody else to blame except himself, Liberals have only to look in the mirror to see the real culprits in the creation of "The Worst President in American History."

Greening the Dollar

Stephen Zarlenga | Posted 09.12.2011 | Business
Stephen Zarlenga

Real progress on monetary reform is being made. Don't swallow the widespread negativism spread, out of error or by design, which tries to convince people that there's no use in fighting for justice.

A Tactical Guide To Breakfast Buffets

Tori Haschka | Posted 08.01.2011 | Home
Tori Haschka

2011-05-31-breakfastbuffet.jpg I've only recently twigged that making the most of a breakfast buffet is both an art and a science. Some people are very good at this. Sun Tzu has nothing on them.

Newt and Nazis: Aiding and Abetting bin Laden

Philip Smucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip Smucker

When Americans vilify Muslims en masse by considering them as enemies or potential enemies, al Qaeda's recruiting efforts are made easy.

If I Were a Boy: Channeling My Inner Sasha Fierce

The DC Damsel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
The DC Damsel

If I were a boy... I'd play golf badly while wearing stupid pants. I'd puff long and hard on cigars and act like it wasn't the least bit phallic. I...

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Osborne

Contrary to what some progressives may tell themselves, they were goaded into action by Obama -- not the other way around.

The GOP's Road to Perdition

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Even life-long Republicans like Waldport and Oregon Mayor Herman Welch have left the party, citing the Beltway's Republicans placing of "worn out ideology," over the interests of the country.

Goodbye/Hello 5 "Obama's Strength In Relationship Building"

Patt Cottingham | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Patt Cottingham

Obama's strength is his ability to listen, be open, secure, and confident in his ability to build bridges. Will this new form of relationship building diplomacy be tested?

Gibbs Defers To Sun Tzu's "Art Of War" For Handling Republicans

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs smiled and waved his hands when asked if he was ready to put an end to his battle with conservative radio hos...

The Mossad's Plan to Stop Iran

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Keith Thomson

I recently asked an intelligence source: what's being done to thwart Iran? His answer: penetration of the Iranian nuclear apparatus at the highest levels. The CIA is trying. The Mossad is more successful.

"The Art of War" Kicks the Ass of "The Art of Love"

E. Jean Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
E. Jean Carroll

Allow Yourself To Be Conquered. And when you get shaky in the middle of a conversation, great! Most young ladies will walk over their own grandmothers to find a man who will listen to them.