Sun Tzu

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Sun Tzu “The Art of War”
The story that struck me the most was the first story of Sun Tzu of the concubines of the Han dynasty. Through strict demonstration Sun Tzu was able to discipline the concubines who were considered useless in a war. This was not to train them to be a warrior but through this test, Sun Tzu was able to prove himself. This shows that an action speaks a thousand sound words. By proving his capability he was able to get the position of a general. This can be applied to our current life where in it is important to prove our worth through our actions and results.
The most important principle of Sun Tzu for me is to attack an enemy’s weakness not to go head-on with the strength of one. This is practical in a way that by avoiding contending with the enemy’s strength, a business is able to save resources which would have been wasted in doing so. By attacking the weakness one can save resources and clashing with the contender.
It allows you to properly allocate limited resources and maximize profit which is a business’ primary purpose.
This is also the way I think, example would be a Korean who is able to speak English as fluently, which is my case. Instead of going to an English speaking country, I plan to work in a country with less English and Korean speakers, such as Taiwan. By working in such a country, I will be learning their language and will still be able to use the other two foreign languages which will be to my advantage that others cannot. It is important to analyze the field of competition to fine the appropriate strategy that is the most feasible for the kind of industry. No one thing can be singled out to be claimed as the most important principle as all of Sun Tzu’s principle works together, ignoring one may lead to their own…...

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