Warfare

Sun Tzu and the Chinese Military Mind

Sun Tzu’s short work on ancient Chinese strategy, The Art of War, remains one of the world’s most quoted books, with multiple English-language translations available. Not only is The Art of War marketed as a guide for aspiring military commanders seeking success, it is also widely used in business and industry as a primer for executives seeking to practise competitive marketing strategy. In modern sport, Sun Tzu is a guru for coaches from many sports—most famously perhaps, Brazil’s 2002 World Cup soccer coach, Luiz Felipe Scolari, who claimed that in the march to victory he planned his match strategy according…

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