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April 3, 2007

News & Opinion: Excerpt from The Art of War for Women

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 6:22 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture



The Art of War for Women


Sun Tzu's Ancient Strategies and Wisdom for Winning at Work
by Chin-Ning Chu



This chapter is excerpted from The Art of War for Women by Chin-Ning Chu, an internationally renowned speaker and the bestselling author of Thick Face, Black Heart. She brings the eternal wisdom of philosopher-general Sun Tzu to women looking to gain a better understanding of who they are – and, more importantly, who they want to be.



CHAPTER 1

Ji (Planning)



The Elements of Strategy






Before waging a war, the five elements that govern success must be examined. Only then can a proper assessment be done.


Those five elements are: 1. Tao (moral standing or ethics); 2. Tien (timing); 3. Di (terrain or resources); 4. Jiang (leadership); 5. Fa (managing).







The

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Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.