Are You Seeking Victory or Defeat?

“Therefore a victorious army first wins and then seeks a battle; a defeated army first battles and then seeks victory.” Sun Tzu (400 BCE to 301 BCE) Sunzi, Wade-Giles romanisation Sun-tzu, also spelled Sun Tzu, personal name Sun Wu, (flourished 5th century BC), reputed author of the Chinese classic Bingfa (The Art of War), the… Read More

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Fond but Perished…

“Although ancient states were great, they inevitably perished when they were fond of war.” Sima Rangju (Unknown) Also known as Tian Rangju (dates of birth and death unknown) was a famous Chinese military general during the Spring and Autumn period, often seen as the spiritual successor of Jiang Ziya. He served in the State of… Read More

Mental Equilibrium…

“Attacking does not merely consist in assaulting walled cities or striking at an army in battle array; it must include the art of assailing the enemy’s mental equilibrium.” Li Jing (571-649 C.E), sometimes presented as Li Ching, was posthumously known as Duke Jingwu of Wei. He was a Chinese general who lived in the early… Read More