Saturday, August 12, 2017

The Opening Plays Script Book Project Is Still In Play



While we have been busy with our own personal projects, the opening plays book project is still in motion.  

We originally wrote the book with an assortment of principles from the Chinese strategic classics. 

After some contemplation, that section was removed. Because we believed that it might confuse the neophytes.

At some point of time, we might release it through this blog.

The new and improved book includes a section that compares the process of calling opening plays script to the analogy of the game of chess and the game of poker.   

So much to do.  ...

Sunday, July 30, 2017

The Big Tangible Picture of Global Innovation from the Economist.com

Source: Wikipedia 
(updated 08/03/17)

Here is a post that we have forgotten to publish many months ago.  ..

Since you are reading this blog, we are presuming that you are a strategic thinker/implementer who could be "innovatively" focused.

Click here, click here and click here for the Economist magazine's viewpoint on global innovation.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Independence Day.


Enjoy this glorious Day!


Can you have your cake and eat it?

Friday, June 30, 2017

Food For Thought: What Game Board Are You Operating From?

(updated on 07.01.17)

Most competitive people who usually assess their situation, almost always do not know what is the configuration of their situation (gameboard) that they are operating from.  




Is it from a western chess board perspective?  




Or is it from a poker game table perspective?



Better yet, is it from a go (weiqi) gameboard perspective?

Before you decide on your tactical approach, assess the configuration of your strategic terrain in terms of pathways, possible resources-decaying scenarios, possible time-delay scenarios and possible incline-based scenarios.

Playing From the Chessboard
Are you a knight on a chess board who is being pushed to the middle of the board to solve the problems of the employer?   Jumping from one position to another while avoiding the obstacles is your daily modis operandi.
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Or are you an isolated pawn who pushes yourself forward with some minor support from someone in the back ranks?   

Do you offer advice like a bishop?  If so, does the boss listens to you?  

Or, do you offer technical insights like a rook while protecting the boss from external chaos?

Playing From the Poker Table 
In some tactical scenario, do you know when to start the game with an conservative "open"?  Better yet, do you know when to check and raise?  

Conclusively, it is all about knowing when to hold them.  Knowing when to fold them.   Knowing when to walk away. Knowing when to run.

Playing From the Go Game Board
If it is a long and sequential scenario, are you able to play one position while being mindful of the other relevant positions that connects to it?

Summary
One must know what is the configuration of the situation (game board) that he is playing on before deciding on the tactical approach.

More to Come
   

Another Interesting Translation of Sunzi's Art of War



If you are a project manager, this book offers an interesting perspective in managing complex projects through the principles of  Sunzi.   It uses the Lionel Giles translation.

Read and enjoy.  ...  Whenever there is time, we will review this book. 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

I Have Been Busy. Gone Fishing.



Going fishing is easy.  Deciding on the type of fish is the challenge.

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Questions of the Day: 36 Strategies Vs. 100 Unorthodox Strategies


The members of the Art of War cult should know the answers for these following questions:
  • What are the circumstances for using 36 Stratagems?
  • What are the circumstances for using unorthodox strategies?