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HISTORY IN THE MAKING
- Musonius: The Forgotten Stoic - We all heard of Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, even Epictetus -- but have you heard of Musonius? If you haven't, then we have a treat for you. Without Musonius, Stoicism as we know it today would not be the same.
- Sun Tzu's Theory of War for Understanding the Outcomes of Terrorist Campaigns - By Maj. Andrew Torelli. An insightful essay on how Sun Tzu provides a conceptual framework for the study of policy and strategy, and on the War on Terrorism (WOT). It is a resource to guide not only military leaders but also political leaders for better understanding the outcomes of terrorist campaigns.
- Spain's War on Terror - Current events article by Stephen Cheng. "Now that Zapatero has claimed the office of prime minister and promised to end Spanish involvement in Coalition operations in the Middle East, there is yet one more task that he should see to: the hunting down of terrorists within Spanish borders."
- To Defeat Terrorists, Outthink and Outmaneuver Them - A superb article on the ingenious methods of the late Air Force Colonel John Boyd. Interestingly, after having researched the factors behind his combat successes, John Boyd found his principles were very similar to the ones outlined by Sun Tzu. The Art of War became one of his most favorite books. By Dr. James Holmes.
- What Would Sun Tzu Do? - Thoughtful discussion about the current global terrorist threat and how Sun Tzu's principles can give us some insight into how to deal with that threat. By Dwayne Burnette, a free-lance web designer, computer technician, and former naval aviation electronics / calibration technician.
- U.S. War Strategy in Iraq Had an Asian Flair - An outstanding recap of the war in Iraq and how Sun Tzu influenced its strategies. By Dr. James Holmes, a senior research associate at the University of Georgia Center for International Trade and Security, former professor of strategy at the U.S. Naval War College, and combat veteran of Desert Storm.
- Red Star over Asia - With China rising as a worldwide economic force and thus a world power, there are factors that ought to be taken into account: from what stimulated the Chinese economy to the consequences that China would cause as the new economic leader in Asia. By Stephen Cheng.
- An American Perspective - The United States is going through some unprecedented changes. After September 11, 2001, Americans will never be the same again. With these changes, there are feelings of fear, concern, but above all, hope. Written by M.E. Krewson.
- The Japanese Ninja & Sun Tzu - By Antony Cummins, author of an upcoming book called "True Path of the Ninja" (with Yoshie Minami), the first English translation of the Shoninki, a famous 17th century ninja training manual.
- Art of War for Teachers - David Jeffrey is not only a teacher but a scholar who is conscientiously applying Sun Tzu's Art of War to help other teachers and his students become better at what they do in life.
- Seek Respect, Not Affirmation on the Job - Capt. Courtney Lynch shows how leadership at work is not about winning a popularity contest but rather about producing results. This outlook also keeps you sane.
- Challenging Your Attitude - Co-founder of Lead Star and Marine Captain Angela Morgan shows us how following through on our commitments, although sometimes challenging, can result in a positive and worthwhile experience.
- Baguazhang - In the spirit of introducing our readers to new areas of knowledge, Cardinal shows us why "BGZ proves itself to be a formidable style for many practitioners." He is the first person to complete our Sonshi Interpretation Challenge, the highest badge of honor on the Sonshi Forum.
- Guide to Practical Taoism - By Rick Matz. Think Taoism is full of philosophical fluff? Think again. There are concrete, real world applications. Get ready to learn more about order and consequence, and how they relate to nature -- and in essence, the Tao.
- The Sun Tzu Way - A rare six-page article from the chief founder of Sonshi.com. Join him as he boldly asserts his unique viewpoints in such concepts as ethics, teamwork, and attitude.
- Become a Star in Your Organization - Pragmatic advice on what it takes to progress in any company. Despite some factors that are out of your control, there are still ways to improve your chances of becoming the star in your organization.
- Protect Yourself From Terrorism - Timely advice for everyone. By Richard Speier who worked for the federal government for three decades on the problems of the proliferation of mass destruction weapons, most recently on measures to defend against such weapons.
- How to Win Negotiations - Seven tips based on our experience. Negotiation is not what most people think it is. Thus, wrong perceptions will inevitably bring bad results. Before you go to the negotiating table, make sure to read this article.
- Loyalty in the Workplace - Whatever happened to loyalty? In the recent environment of layoffs and economic downturn, this issue is quickly becoming central to a company's viability. Retaining human capital will probably be the key issue in the coming decades when competition really heats up.
- Mind Your Manners - The importance of etiquette. Think manners are out of style? Think again. This is perhaps one of the biggest mistakes many professionals make in their careers. Speak your opinions of course, but be mindful of the outcome you are trying to obtain. Never underestimate the power of tact and overall presentation.
- What it Takes to be a Leader - The role explained. Leadership is the single most important factor in most organizations' success. However, there is a difference between a title and the person behind that title. After reading this article, it may change forever the way you look at leadership.
- Is Deception Wrong? - A question of morality. What is right and what is wrong? Sun Tzu supports deception which is counter to the political correctness of the day...and why the few critics of Sun Tzu have got it all wrong.
- Identifying the Best People - How to hire the right person. Show us a world class company and we'll show you the bright and dedicated individuals behind it. The latest equipment and technology are worthless without this variable. In our digital age where technologies can easily be purchased and transferred, people are the only real competitive advantage that separates one exceptional company from the others.