Ancient China gave the world wonderful and essential inventions, like the art of papermaking, gunpowder, the compass for travelers, and a primitive concept of printing. These contributions and their long, colorful history show that their culture is that influential, even in the modern world. In today’s age, this influence is felt in many major industries such as pyrotechnics, travel, and for this certain article, business.
There are many self-help books related to business, but no book had an impact on both Eastern and Western entrepreneurs like The Art of War. Generally believed to be written by Sun Wu—also known as Sun Tzu, a title meaning “Master Sun”—in the 5th century BCE, this thirteen-chapter book details out advices and lessons on military preparation, war as raison d’etat, and battlefield strategies and tactics.
As we cite Sun Wu’s masterpiece, we list down three basic lessons that you need to keep in mind when starting a business venture.