The Essential Framework for Understanding The Art of War

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The Essential Framework for Understanding The Art of War

You heard about The Art of War, and it sounded pretty cool. So you picked up a copy to read. But you found that, beyond a few of its famous maxims, a lot of this text attributed to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu was hard to understand, much less incorporate into your life.

My guest offers a tripartite framework that can help you get a lot more out of The Art of War. His name is Jim Gimian, and he's an editor of one of the text's translations as well as the co-author of The Rules of Victory: How to Transform Chaos and Conflict—Strategies from The Art of War . Today on the show, Jim argues that The Art of War is a holistic, interconnected text that's about how to approach conflict and obstacles in a holistic, interconnected way. Underlying this approach are three dynamics: Heaven, Earth, and General, which correspond to View, Practice, and Action. Jim and I talk about the importance of constantly orienting and reorienting yourself to an ever-changing world, working with the shih, or energy, in the landscape you're navigating, using action to further refine your perspective, and more.

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  • Roober54

    This one really hits home


    I very much appreciate the podcast representation 🎉

    8 months ago·2 likes·
  • Evaa22

    This is how all podcasts should be


    This is how all podcasts should be

    8 months ago·4 likes·

    “You have thousands of mintues of work.”

    8 months ago·10 likes·

    10:30 --> 20:00 amazing bit

    8 months ago·2 likes·
  • Moriss

    Packed with purpose! These short bites of knowledge and wonder will give you inspiration to stay on your mission, build consistency, and serve others with all your heart!

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    Great episode loved the thing but the intro was a little long

    8 months ago·4 likes·

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