August 12, 2014
The ‘Art of War’, regarded as a powerful manual for ambitious, innovative, and savvy small business owners and cited as essential reading for business leaders. According to Sun Tzu there are five essentials for victory namely;
1 .He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight.
2 .He will win who knows how to handle both superior and inferior forces.
3 .He will win whose army is animated by the same spirit throughout all its ranks.
4 .He will win who, prepared himself, waits to take the enemy unprepared.
5 .He will win who has military capacity and is not interfered with by the sovereign.”
― Sun Tzu ‘Art of War’
These five essentials have interpreted for SMEs by American business owner and author Becky Sheetz-Runkle in her book outlining 5 key ‘Art of War’ strategies for SMEs. These points include
As we reach half way into the auspicious Year of the Horse, review your business strategies and ensure your business is maintaining if not gaining its best competitive advantage.