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Five Dangerous Faults of General: Art of War by Sun Tzu

INTRODUCTION The art of war by Sun Tzu is one of the oldest military treatises in the world. It was originally written in Chinese which was later translated to English in 1910. The art of war has always been of vital importance to the state as it is a matter of death for its kingdom and people. In this book on Art of war, he talks about different skills and techniques such as laying plan, waging war, attack by strategy, energy use of spies, etc. He also explains the five dangerous faults of the General which can ruin the war. In modern times, these faults must be taken care of while leading a team of corporates/people as well. THE FIVE DANGEROUS FAULTS According to Sun Tzu, a ‘General’ plays a vital role in the art of war. A general is usually the one who receives the order from the sovereign, organizes his army, and gathers his forces. General who completely understands the Art of war knows the benefits he can get from the variety of tactics. He also knows how to handle and inspire hi

The Danger of Anger: Possible Solutions

Introduction The word anger is one short of danger and we must understand that whenever we get angry then a dangerous situation awaits us. We can understand this analogy with a short story. There was a child in a village who used to get angry about very small things. One day his father decided to teach him a lesson. Father had provided a bunch of nails to his son and ordered him to pierce those nails on a wooden boundary of their farm. That child followed the instructions of his father and started piercing those nails. When the son had completed the task then his father instructed him to remove those nails one by one. On this, his son became angry but followed the instructions and completed the second task as well. Father asked his son to observe learnings from this task but his son was not able to grab the lesson. On this, his father explained that when the nails were removed from the boundary then those nails left the scar on the boundary. He further explained that the results of ang