I have a habit of trying to associate disalike things and because I love gardening so much I tend to apply everything I read and learn to the realm of gardening. Today’s show is a result of a strange marriage. I am a student of Eastern Philosophy and one of my favorite books on the subject is Sun Tzu’s Art of War.
I believe that Art of War is commonly misapplied to things in life not because it doesn’t fit but because people think Art of War is about beating your enemy and winning at all costs. You’ll find out from this show that it is indeed not what this book is about and if someone like me can understand this book then most anyone can as long as we can see through the title and the implications.
In this Part 1 episode I talk about some background on the book and Sun Tzu and then dig into the first two chapters:
*Who was Sun Tzu? Was he even a real person?
*What Art of War shares with some other Eastern philosophies.
*Chapter 1 – Laying Plans (Commander, Heaven, Earth, Moral Law, Method and Discipline)
*Chapter 2 – On Waging War – Making decisions, using your plan to optimal effect.