The Unorthodox Approach

The Unorthodox Approach “Engage with the orthodox, gain victory with the unorthodox.”                                                                                                        Sun Tzu    The above quote is from the ‘Ping Fa’ better known as the Art of...

Doing Business in China

Doing Business in China The reasons for doing business in China are manifold and obvious. First, consumer wealth is expanding in China and the last figure I heard was that there were approximately 500 million people in the middle class in China. That number is ever...

Wealth Really Sells!

Wealth Really Sells! The above idea is illustrated by the sayings that state “everyone loves a winner” and “nothing succeeds like success!” It is true! This gimmick works so well that some internet marketers have gone to the effort of having themselves filmed in a...

A Favorite Sun Tzu Principle

A Favorite Sun Tzu Principle “In warfare, the orthodox method is used for engaging in battle; but the unorthodox method is used to be certain of obtaining victory.” To be clear, let me explain the properties of the orthodox and the unorthodox…   The Orthodox = Linear,...

Five Emotions And Five Desires

Five Emotions And Five Desires As I have stated in the past, this subject matter is among my favorite. I think that it is both intriguing and practical. Have you ever needed to understand what someone’s personality type was? Did you need to know how to speak to them...

Star Wars, The Jedi and Japan’s Samurai

Star Wars, The Jedi and Japan’s Samurai When the brilliant George Lucas was creating the Jedi for his iconic Star Wars movies, he looked to feudal Japan’s samurai for inspiration! Not surprisingly, we’ve noticed a number of similarities between the samurai, Asian...

Hikaru Sulu, Star Trek And The Art Of War

Hikaru Sulu, Star Trek And The Art Of War “Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Its five year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.” With...

Wealth And Religion

Wealth and Religion This particular subject is a little touchy for me. There are people living in the Bible belt, that unquestioningly believe the televangelists they watch on TV are the real deal…good hearted, well intentioned men and women being led by the Spirit of...

The Three Distinct Categories Of Billionaires

The Three Distinct Categories Of Billionaires 54 and raised by a single mother in Milwaukee. She eventually attended Tennessee State University where she obtained a degree in Speech Communications and Performing Arts. Oprah started working part time as a news anchor...

The Truth About Wealth

The Truth About Wealth The myth perpetuated by Forbes in my opinion, is that the American Dream is alive and well in 2016. In other words, no matter where you come from or what your life circumstances are, if you work hard, you can achieve your desires and join the...

Modelling As A Means To Attain Wealth

Modelling As A Means To Attain Wealth Modelling is a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) method or technique of styling one’s own actions and behaviours after an individual who has at one time achieved great success in their particular field of endeavour. In other...

Pickup Artists, Seduction, Ninjutsu & the Art of War

Pickup Artists, Seduction, Ninjutsu & the Art of War What on earth do pickup artists and the seduction community have to do with ninjutsu, ninja and the Art of War? First, let’s define pickup artists, seduction and the seduction community. The Merriam Webster...

Actors, Acting & Ninjutsu

Actors, Acting & Ninjutsu This article is just a bit of fun. In it, I will attempt to show the similarities between actors, the acting community and Japan’s legendary feudal spies, the ninja! The ninja were among the greatest actors in history! They had to be....

Martial Arts And The Art Of War

Martial Arts And The Art Of War When it comes to the martial arts and military strategy or heiho, the two go hand in hand. Both martial arts and military strategy developed at a time of war and extreme violence and arose from a need to find better ways and methods of...

Women, Ninjutsu & Military Strategy

Women, Ninjutsu & Military Strategy In many patriarchal societies, women are relegated to second class status. In some countries they are even considered to be the property or possession of their husbands or fathers! Although North American Society isn’t as...

Miyamoto Musashi, Music, Musicians And The Art Of War

Music, Musicians & the Art of War If you are a musician or work in the music industry, what can the Art of War do for you? How can the Art of War and military strategy help you to build a stronger, longer lasting career? Before I answer those questions, let me...

The Art Of War And The Military

The ART of WAR and the Military The Art of War, known in Chinese as the Pingfa and in Japanese as the Sonshi, is a 2,500 year old masterpiece written by Chinese military strategist, Sun Tzu. Why should military personnel read and study this classic and other works on...

Change Your Game Plan!

Change You Game Plan! Here’s the scoop! Being successful in business means being a successful negotiator. Does this mean that if you are a successful negotiator in the West you will be a successful negotiator in other countries? Yes! But only if you prepare for it!...

Win Without Fighting! Great quotes by Sun Tzu!

Win Without Fighting! Great quotes by Sun Tzu! My favorite quotes by Sun Tzu relates to winning without fighting. This relates directly to the business arena as intellect and tactfulness are the techniques required to become a master business negotiator and win. Here...