If you are not familiar with the book “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu, it is a book that contains a number of tactics for leaders focused on winning wars. It covers many topics, from readying yourself, mentally, to intimidating your enemy. If not, the image to the right contains a link to the book on Amazon.com.
When first approached by Bryan about his post “The Art of Small Business,” admittedly, I was skeptical, at best. While it is clear that businesses must act strategically to “win” in the marketplace, The Art of War” seems to carry that idea that one must destroy their enemy, never to return.
As business leaders, we know that competition in the marketplace is good, for a number of reasons. However, after reading the post and reviewing the infographic he created to go with it, I think that it is a brilliant analogy for business leaders to build their businesses.
Please take a few minutes to review the article, and take a look at the link to the infographic, below. I hope that you will appreciate it as much as I did, and would be willing to share it with your associates.
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