Sun Tzuâ€™s Art of War: How Ancient Strategy Can Lead to Modern Success | TIME
Eric Barker stashed this in Diabolical Plans For World Domination
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My favorite quote:Â Knowledge wins wars.
My favorite stat:Â When Davids donâ€™t fight by Goliathsâ€™ rules they win 63% of battles.
Yes, though that's not core to Eric's four actionable ideas:
- Do your homework.Â Information is easy to get butÂ goodÂ information can still be elusive. Spend the time.
- Talk to people.Â Maybe you donâ€™t have Sun Tzuâ€™s â€śspiesâ€ť but lots of info you need is not online; itâ€™s in peopleâ€™s heads. Call them.
- Donâ€™t get cocky.Â Hubris is the enemy. Confidence is great but never fall into the trap of thinking you know it all. Question yourself or, better yet, have a friend do it for you.
- Donâ€™t give up easy.Â You may lack for money or manpower but who knows what crazy information the opposition might be working from? As Sun Tzu said, great leaders donâ€™t just gather information, they actively exploit and manipulate the assumptions of the other side.
Read more:Â http://www.bakadesuyo.com/2014/02/art-of-war/