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Art of War: Sun Tzu Strategy Card Deck

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Sample of Using Organizations 

The Art of War: Sun Tzu Strategy Card Deck and its companion book Understanding Sun Tzu on the Art of War has already found its way into the following organizations:

Individual Buyers

Individual buyers have included people from or residing in:  (Sequential order)

  • United States

  • United Kingdom

  • Canada

  • Qatar

  • Iraq

  • Australia

  • Kuwait

  • Portugal

  • Germany

  • Sweden

  • Russia

  • China

  • India

  • S. Korea

  • Japan

  • Thailand


The Art of War: Sun Tzu Strategy Card Deck is made in the USA from the finest quality casino grade card stock.  The content is written around four key elements of competitive strategy that include elimination, isolation, preparation of the field of contest, and preparation of the self.  These elements are divided into four equal parts by suits as follows:

Preparation of Self All hearts involve shaping yourself.  You set your disposition to that best suited to reach your goal and present your adversary with appearances that that cause him to act against his best interests.

Preparation of the Field of Contest All clubs involve shaping the field of contest.  You create the conditions, such as confusion on the part of your adversary, that better allow you to win.

Isolation All diamonds involve isolating something.  This something may be an adversary, an option, an objective, time, etc.  You separate something from something else.

Elimination All spades involve eliminating something.  That something may be an adversary, an option, an objective, time, etc.  You remove something from the contest.

They follow the natural progression from preparing the self and the field of contest, isolating on a target, and closing on the objective shown by everything from wolves chasing down a caribou, lawyers isolating on a witness inconsistency, deal makers identifying and addressing an objection, to a child getting the answer he wants from one parent or the other.  At the very core, it is all the same.

Each strategy card provides a memorable title, a strategy definition, and a basis of truth from which the strategy works.  You reach your goal by enacting one or more strategies together at the same time or in a useful sequence.  The strongest strategy combinations tends to have at least one representative member from each card suite. 

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