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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

Inspirational Death of Socrates

Introduction “I am the wisest man on earth because I know one thing that I know nothing”. These mindful words are of Socrates. He is one of the most popular philosophers of all time. He sacrificed his life for humanity without even thinking twice. Socrates had not written his biography but we can know about him by reading books of his student, Plato. He was from a very poor family and his father was a sculptor. He fought for his nation as a young army man. Many times during the war he used to go to a lonely place and think for several hours. When he didn’t like army and sculptor work then he opened his own school where young students used to ask a wide variety of questions from him. Socrates was a very open-minded person but at that time people of Athens used to follow dogmatic rules. Due to his revolutionary ideas, he gained the attention of many other philosophers but few of them became his enemies. Death of Socrates The people of Athens were very conservative and there was great tur