Sun Tzu’s Art of War is widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest tools for understanding and resolving conflict ever. But how do you translate its military insights into practical tactics you can use in the corporate boardroom, the PTA meeting, or the family reunion? James Gimian and Barry Boyce take the principles born on ancient Chinese battlefields and show you how to relate them to the situations of your everyday life. By learning to identify the underlying dynamic of a situation, you can transform conflict into victory. The Rules of Victory features:
• In-depth explanations of the essential principles, strategies, and skills of The Art of War
• First-person success stories illustrating how these teachings can be applied to a wide variety of professional and personal challenges
• Guidance on how to recognize, and even create, a critical turning point in any campaign or project you undertake
• A complete translation of The Art of War
"There are exquisite gems to be found in the deep seeing and listening this ancient text—here brought to life by Gimian and Boyce as a Way of being, a Way of acting wisely in the modern world—invites us to contemplate and ultimately, to embody."—Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Coming to Our Senses and Arriving at Your Own Door
About the Authors:
James Gimian is the publisher of Mindful.org, and one of its founders. He’s been active as a writer, teacher, and community builder in the mindfulness world for over 25 years.
Barry Boyce is senior editor and staff writer for the Shambhala Sun magazine and editor of the website www.mindful.org. He is the coauthor of The Rules of Victory: How to Transform Chaos and Conflict—Strategies from the Art of War, and he is the editor of In the Face of Fear: Buddhist Wisdom for Challenging Times.