20 Tips from ART OF WAR that applies at Even Today’s World 
– Art of war

The most important lesson I learned from the book was The fundamental mechanism to ending a Competition is to achieve a massive imbalance of Growth and resources over your opponent and then to leverage that imbalance so skillfully and decisively.
Here are the most important tips that you may apply.

 

  1. Having more resources does not ensure success. You should be good at managing.
  2. One who knows how to unite upper and lower ranks will be victorious.
  3. Those people who are skilled in warfare, move the enemy and are not moved by the enemy.
  4. He who is quick-tempered can be insulted.
  5. One who knows the enemy and knows himself will not be in danger in a hundred battles.
  6. The rule is not to count on opponents not coming but to rely on having ways of dealing with them.
  7. Anger can revert to joy, wrath can revert into delight, but a nation destroyed cannot be restored to existence and the dead cannot be restored to life.
  8. Flexibility: Flexibility in our lives means having a fundamental ability to relate to any environment and excel in it. Instead of fighting it, you greet it with open arms and observe instead of criticizing it, you care about it and understand it; instead of ignoring it, you make it yours and be one with it.
  9. Sun Tzu said:
  10. Generally, commanding of many is like commanding of a few.
    It is a matter of dividing them into groups.
    Doing battle with a large army is like doing battle with a small army;
    It is a matter of communication through flags and pennants.
  11.         Sun Tzu’s way of saying that no matter how little skill a person possesses he or she can still serve a needed function and contribute to the force of the organization. Conversely, no matter how much skill one person possesses he or she isn’t critical in the grand scheme.
  12. 11.Merely conquering your opponent through violence and brute force may be easier and successful in the short run, but such an approach only plants the seeds of resentment and further conflict.
  13. Those who possess genuine wisdom know how to solve problems while they are still small and simple – before they develop into larger more difficult problems.
  14. 13.Brave person acts without fear of Punishment and expectation of reward.
    14.Always deal with conflicts professionally.
  15.           “Those who are good at defeating enemies do not engage them.” Just because you can destroy your adversary doesn’t mean you should.
  16.           Keep the action plan to yourself until the last moment.
  17.           A skillful military general only does battle when there is no other option.
  18. = Carefully calculating the cost of confrontation with your adversary is one way to ensure you don’t rush recklessly into the conflict.
  19.           Do not depend on the enemy not coming but depend on your readiness against him.
  20.           Wisdom is proactive, not reactive.
  21. Wisdom is better than might.
  22.           Keeping a company intact is best, destroying a company, second best.
  23.           Destruction is relatively easy: Creating and preserving – to maximize your gains and empathies with your adversary – require time and effort that few people may want to take.
  24.           This is Sun Tzu’s remainder not settle for what’s most expedient but to pursue the best solution, which is a peaceful solution. When you take the time and effort to do what’s right and no just what’s the way you’ll see the differences in the permanency of your success.
  25.           There is no shame or cowardice in avoiding battle if you decide, after careful consideration of the situation.
  26.           When the army is confused and hesitant the neighboring rulers will take advantage.
  27.           One who is prepared and waits for the unprepared will be victorious
  28.           There are Five factors of knowing who will win-
  29.       One who knows when he can fight, and when he cannot fight will be victorious.
  30.       One who knows how to use both large and small forces will be victorious.
  31.       One who knows how to unite upper and lower ranks in purpose will be victorious
  32.       One who is prepared and waits for the unprepared will be victorious
  33.       One whose general is able and is not interfered with by the ruler will be victorious
  34.           Sun Tzu emphasizes the need to have confidence in yourself. If you have direct knowledge don’t waver against those who have less knowledge
  35.           All too often, when a conflict flares up, your focus is on yourself – either protecting your own interest or acting emotionally to seek Vengeance or Retaliation.
  36.           If you aren’t stronger than your adversary then you wait. If you are stronger than your adversary then you can take action. Whatever the situation you can’t unilaterally control it, so you must adapt to it.
  37.           Winning battles such that the whole world says “excellent “is not the highest excellence..
  38.           What should be forefront in our mind is a victory, not ego or reward.
  39.           Understand the role played by lich in your past success and in your life – mistaking good fortune for skill could cause you to act recklessly and put you in danger in the future.
  40.           If you can unite ten people to support you in your effort you likewise can unite one thousand; It simply a matter of communicating the same message to many more people.