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 are some of my favorite quotes from the Art of War.

  • Supreme excellence consists of breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.
  • To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.
  • The best victory is when the opponent surrenders of its own accord before there are any actual hostilities. It is best to win without fighting.

Any war hits hard economically, not to mention the loss of lives and moral of citizens, wether winning or losing. Nobody in their right minds like having to fight, not even high ranking military personnel, nor highly skilled martial artists. The best methods are employing methods that are well thought out in advance and carried out in order to achieve success with the least about of costs. Costs in the military world would mean risking lives, as well as the economic costs. For businesses a well thought out strategy with your team before negotiations can mean the difference between victory and defeat.

Learn all you can about your competitors and what they are doing at all times. Keep a close eye on even the smallest competitors. And don’t underestimate the new start ups. Build an intelligence gathering team within your organization. Remember, build and nurture your team. Treat them as family, always. They are there to help your organization climb to and stay at the top! Keep up to date and with proper planning you, along with your team, can beat your competitors every time and negotiate your way to the top!

Takamoto Sensei