Strategy And Change

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  1. blackdiamondcobra

    blackdiamondcobra Purple Belt

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    Master Tom Bisio has a new book out. I appreciate not only his teachings but his writings very much. I am posting this up for those who want to look into it.


    Strategy and Change: An Examination of Military Strategy,
    the I-Ching & Ba Gua Zhang
    by Tom Bisio

    STRATEGY & CHANGE is a meditation on the application of strategy to all facets of human interaction. Of equal interest to the business person, military theorist, martial artist or anyone negotiating the uncertainties of the changing world.

    How do you achieve success and prevail in a chaotic world? Chinese strategists have grappled with this fundamental question for centuries. Chinese thought advocates understanding the natural order of the world in order to harmonize and flow with it. One of the key ideas that permeates both The Art of War and the I Ching is that success is achieved by blending with and adapting to the constant change manifesting around us. By aligning oneself with the changing circumstances, opportunity and success unfold naturally.

    STRATEGY & CHANGE includes discussions of:
    The Eight Intentions/Dispositions - a unique, flexible and organic system of strategic thinking used for centuries.
    I Ching theory and its relevance to Ba Gua Zhang as a martial art.
    An analysis of The 36 Stratagems, a Chinese primer of strategy.
    Examples of successful strategies from history's great commanders including Alexander, Napoleon, Shaka Zulu, Hannibal, Belisarius, Sun Tzu and Mao Tze Tung.
    Advice from the renowned Chinese strategist Zhuge Liang, whose insights into strategy and leadership are widely studied by Asian businessmen today.

    Available from newyorkinternalarts.com, Barnes & Noble, amazon.com, and Outskirts Press.

    http://www.newyorkinternalarts.com
     
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    I got my copy in the mail last night. Looks like a lot of careful thought and insight went into this one. I'm looking forward to reading it tonight. The commentaries about the I Ching trigrams and hexagrams look especially interesting.

    Best,

    Steve
     
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    lhommedieu Black Belt

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    Following is a short review that I posted on Amazon.com:

    Best,

    Steve
     

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