Gary Gagliardi started studying Sun Tzu over thirty years ago. Using The Art of War's principles, he went from success to success in business, finally building a multimillion-dollar high-tech software company from nothing. Financed only with its own sales, his company dominated its segment. It was profitable every year that he ran it and twice appeared on the Inc. 500 list of America's fastest-growing companies. After retiring from management, Gary focused his energies on making Sun Tzu's philosophy popular and promoting the study of competitive techniques in general. He has written numerous books on Sun Tzu and gives popular lectures on the secrets of competition.
America's leading authority on Sun Tzu's 2500-year-old book The Art of War, Gary Gagliardi discussed the principles contained in the ancient Chinese military treatise and how they can be applied to the shifting situations in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as to the War on Terror in general.Gagliardi outlined five basic principles that make up Tzu's philosophy of strategy (mission, climate, ground, leadership, and methods), and summed up the work in the concept of "winning without conflict." According to Tzu, it is much better to replace conflict with information, he noted.Gagliardi suggested Tzu would see folly in America's current positions in Iraq and Afghanistan, as Tzu saw trying to win long-distance, long-term wars as problematic. For Tzu, movements should be kept small, local, quick, and always moving steadily toward a goal, Gagliardi continued.Gagliardi, who believes the United States is involved in a "legitimate war against a real enemy," said the real b ... More »Host: Ian Punnett
America's leading authority on Sun Tzu's The Art of War, Gary Gagliardi, shared the ancient Chinese thinker's principles of strategy and how they can apply to many aspects of a person's life today. Sun Tzu wrote his text 2,500 years ago as a reaction against the more passive Confucianism and Taoism, Gagliardi explained, yet many of his ideas embraced avoiding outright conflict in order to achieve maximum success. ... More »Host: George Noory