The Science of Strategy Institute (SOSI) is based on Gary Gagliardi's award-winning work explaining Sun Tzu's strategic system. The "institute" was originally created as an organization for other trainers who wanted to organize their training around Gagliardi's work. After over a decade of existence, SOSI has become a large repository for materials that put Sun Tzu's principles into simple, everyday terms that anyone can use to become more successful. Starting with our award-winning books and audios, we have gone on the create a complete training system to help you master "winning without conflict." Our Sun Tzu's Rule Book uses the latest research into psychology, game theory, and decision-science to clarify how and why these 2,500 year-old principles work so well.
SOSI's mission is to promote the world's understanding of Sun Tzu's The Art of War. By promoting this body of rules explaining how competition works, we help individuals find more success in their lives more quickly and easily. Since Sun Tzu's Sun Tzu's Rules stress the fact that conflict is too costly to lead to consistent success, SOSI's work seeks to eliminate the costly conflict in the world that stands in the way of people winning.
These rules transform our view of competition away from beating our opponents toward seeking our success. Our body of rules focuses on Sun Tzu's concept of understanding positions and how positions are advanced. They teach that we best advance our position by making good decisions leveraging dynamic conditions in our environment.
A Membership Organization
The Science of Strategy Institute (SOSI) is an opening organization, welcoming the contribution of new members. We are the world's leading membership organization dedicated to mastering Sun Tzu's work. More than 200,000 individuals and organizations have used our products and programs to master the secrets of strategy.
SOSI is in the process of centralizing a number of related sites on Sun Tzu's strategy. Our worldwide network of trainers are independent contractors who work together within the Institute to build our Sun Tzu's Rule Book and developing our training materials. Clearbridge Publishing publishing our books and other training materials. You can buy these books, CDs, and DVDs from our catalog.
The Institute was founded by Gary Gagliardi, the world's leading authority on the use of Sun Tzu's strategy in today's world. In the last four years, ten of Gary's books on Sun Tzu and his strategy have won award recognition in seven different nonfiction categories and been translated into languages around the world. The Institute grew out of people using Gary's material. Over the years, hundreds of thousands of people have read Gary's many books on strategy. At the request of these people, Gary began licensing his work for strategic training. The Institute was formed as an umbrella for these trainers.
Our trainers come from a variety of backgrounds and have experience in a wide variety of business training methodologies. Several work as college professors as well as members of the Institute. What unites them is the dedication they share to promoting Sun Tzu's principles of winning without conflict. We have trainers promoting the principles and tools of strategy from Sun Tzu's The Art of War in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa.
SOS Business Policies
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