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The Art of War by Sun Tzu

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Clif Hostetler (clif_) | 377 comments Mod
Next Meeting:
Date: September 24, 2010
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Small Meeting Room, Plaza Branch Library
Address: 4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

A classic (circa 400 B.C.) of Chinese literature, Art of War by Sun Tzu reveals the strategies, tactics, and insights that lead to success. Some today apply it to business success.

Mastery of warfare and the maintenance of power are the most important values in Sun's philosophy--without which there can be no peace or life. According to Sun, studying your enemy, detecting his weakness, allowing him to expose himself and then acting accordingly is the key to success. But, it is perhaps even more important to master the skill of winning without fighting. Sun's battle-proven strategies have been put into practice by countless leaders. (Since we just finished talking about Napoleon and General Kutuzov, maybe we discuss which one best followed Sun's advice.)

Filled with practical wisdom and strategy, Art of War is an indispensable guide for anyone who wants an edge over the competition

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Clif Hostetler (clif_) | 377 comments Mod
There were five present for our September 24 meeting.
An ex-Marine, a couple of pacifists, a librarian, and a feminine perspective all in the same room discussing "The Art of War". It's something that doesn't happen often, but it happened at our meeting. It was a diverse discussion.

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