The Art of War 孙子兵法

Short text on strategy and how to win divided under 13 principles, which are still up to date nowadays. These texts teach you important management lessons you can use every day, Knowing this book has been written around -400 on our calendar, Sun Tsu can be called a visionary.

Of course, you need to adapt several principles formulated in this book to today’s world in order to get them work for you (Don’t literally burn your competitor!).

Last but not least, what a formulation of principles! I will try to read in its original Chinese version as soon as my proficiency allows it.

<span style=”font-size: 14pt;”><em><strong>Takeaways</strong></em></span>
<li>Observe, evaluate, take quick decisions and surprise your competitors</li>
<li>Project management body of knowledge before project management was even created</li>
<li>Know when you can and you cannot, assess your strengths and weaknesses, review your KPI and dashboards to make the best decision</li>
<li>Never under-estimate your opponent, never sur-estimate yourself</li>