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Unorthodox Strategies For The Everyday Warrior
Ancient Wisdom For The Modern Competitor




ISBN 9780429270086
Published January 16, 2020 by Routledge
316 Pages

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This is a handbook of tactics based on the ancient Chinese military classics. This unique work draws on over two thousand years of experience of warfare to present a distillation of a hundred key strategic principles applicable to modern life, including business and human relations.

Table of Contents

Preface -- A Note on Pronunciation -- Chronology of Approximate Dynastic Periods -- Introduction -- Estimates -- Plans -- Spies -- Elite Forces -- The Infantry -- The Cavalry -- Amphibious Strategies -- Chariots -- Trust -- Instructions -- Large Numbers -- Small Numbers -- Love -- Awesomeness -- Rewards -- Punishment -- The Host -- The Guest -- The Strong -- The Weak -- Arrogance -- Alliances -- Disposition -- Strategic Power -- Daylight -- Night -- Preparation -- Provisions -- Local Guides -- Knowledge -- Observers -- Marshes -- Contentious Terrain -- Advantageous Terrain -- Mountains -- Valleys -- Offense -- Defense -- Initiative -- Response -- The Unorthodox -- The Orthodox -- The Vacuous -- The Substantial -- Recklessness -- Weightiness -- Profit -- Harm -- Security -- Danger -- Fighting to the Death -- Seeking Life -- The Hungry -- The Sated -- Fatigue -- Ease -- Victory -- Defeat -- Advancing -- Retreating -- Provocation -- Compulsion -- The Distant -- The Nearby -- Rivers -- Incendiary Strategies -- Slowness -- Quickness -- Order -- Disorder -- Segmenting -- Uniting -- Anger -- Spirit -- Retreats -- Pursuits -- Refusing Battle -- Inevitable Combat -- Avoidance -- Sieges -- Utterances -- Peace Negotiations -- Enduring Attacks -- Surrenders -- The Heavens -- The Human -- The Difficult -- The Easy -- Bait -- Estrangement -- Doubt -- The Impoverished -- Wind -- Snow -- Nurturing Spirit -- Fear -- Letters -- Change -- Enthralled with Warfare -- Forgetting Warfare -- Historical Characteristics of Chinese Warfare

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Ralph D. Sawyer