Viewing surgery as a waging of war on sickness and disease, the author applies the principles from Sun Tzu's Art of War
to the field, discussing the application of laying plans to the aims of surgery, waging war to performing surgery, attack by stratagem to surgical strategies, tactical dispositions to surgical decision making, energy to operative methodology, maneuvering to achieving patient quality of life and well-being from aspects of civilization, variation in tactics to approaches and leadership, terrain to anatomy, the nine situations to the surgical sieve and specialties, the attack by fire to hemostasis, and the use of spies to imaging.
Li writes that in ancient China strategists were heavily influenced by two publications, the I Ching (Book of Changes) and Sun Tzu's Art of War
But tonight's plot lines - which include a dose of crabs, a battered copy of Sun Tzu's Art Of War
and a weapons handling test - are all standard issue and could apply to any war, anywhere.
The principles of war outlined in Sun Tzu's Art of War
can provide us guidance in situations where traditional Clausewitzian principles don't apply, or at least not as well.
Two millennia ago, the original author of Sun Tzu's Art of War
presumably never intended the work to be applied to the twenty-first-century global marketplace.
In Sun Tzu's Art of War
, he emphasized the importance of positioning and requiring quick and appropriate responses to changing conditions in military strategy.
Whitford and Yates quote Sun Tzu's Art of War
, drawing an analogy between "signaling and symbolic communication" (p.
Coelho begins with 'Water', a subtle realm, "infinitely deep, of the primordial ocean where everything is possible, horrid monsters and fascinating creatures residing in its depths", and the ensuing fear used as a tool enacted by Niccolo Machiavelli's Prince while Sun Tzu's Art of War
, "calls forth the ground or earth while water lies as a reminder of the origins of mind, the very basis of will".
The film has him reading Sun Tzu's Art of War
and hurling dog shit at the band during practice in a trailer park.
Written over 2,000 years ago, Sun Tzu's Art of War
is still required reading in professional military schools.
The wise counsel here is that we should draw on the whole of American diplomatic history, and on the general history of international politics, but always consider the options in the context of what the military classic Sun Tzu's Art of War
calls the "dynamic configuration of circumstances.
As mentioned earlier, while many previous authors have addressed the strategic importance of Sun Tzu's Art of War
, most of the writings involve strategy formulation.