Special Adaptations of Sun Tzu's Work

Working over several decades, the Science of Strategy Institute has developed an entire library of works explaining Sun Tzu's The Art of War. Many of these works adapt Sun Tzu's principles to specific competitive arenas.

To help you understand our body of printed work, we have developed the following chart comparing our various books. If you click on the title of the book, it links to that book's page in our Institute Catalog on-line store. That page will give you more information about the title.

Short Book Title

Target Audience

Focus

Ease of Use

Special Features

Awards
Strategy Books: Based on Art of War principles, but without the Art of War text or military references

Golden Key to Strategy: Listen-Aim-Move-Claim

Anyone who wants to learn our warrior's rules simply Makes learning strategy fast, easy, and fun; a "war-free" version Fast and friendly Short 2-page lessons, 44 key rules, stories, and full-color illustrations Psychology/Self-Help
Ben Franklin Book Award
2006 - Winner

9 Formulas for Business Success: The Science of Strategy

For business-people who want a practical system for applying strategy to improving their business Makes strategy easy to apply in a step-by-step method to any business Friendly but detailed Strategic principles organized into a nine-step program; $197 worth of free premiums None yet - published late last year

Making Money by Speaking: The Spokesperson Strategy

Anyone who wants to get known as an expert in their field The step-by-step process for positioning yourself as a spokesperson for an organization, cause, or area of expertise An easy, step-by-step process for implementing a specific strategy Access to $297 worth of free premiums aimed at helping you implement the spokesperson strategy Career
Foreword Book of the Year
2007 - Finalist
Art of War Books: Contain the complete English translation of Sun Tzu’s The Art of War plus additional information to help you understand its concepts more clearly

Warrior's Apprentice: Your First Guide to Strategy

People who are new to Sun Tzu, especially young adults Understanding the text of Sun Tzu's The Art of War Quick to read; quick to apply New translation that makes the idea of avoiding conflict clearer Youth Nonfiction
Independent Publishers Award
2006 - Semi-Finalist

The Art of War plus the Ancient Chinese Revealed

Those who want a definitive translation with no explanation Reading the text of Sun Tzu's The Art of War Quick to read; must be studied to be used Each Chinese character of the original text translated Multicultural Nonfiction
Independent Publishers Award
2003 - Winner

The Art of War plus Its Amazing Secrets

Those interested in Chinese culture and the deeper meaning of the original text Understanding concepts of Sun Tzu's The Art of War Takes time to read, but offers more in-depth understanding Explanation of the Chinese concepts, text organization, and diagrams of system Multicultural Nonfiction
Independent Publishers Award
2005 - Finalist

The Warrior Class: 306 Lessons in Strategy

Those who want to master strategic thinking in everyday life Using Sun Tzu's strategic system in everyday life Easy to read, but a longer, more detailed book One-page lessons examining, each individual stanza of the text Self-Help
Book of the Year
2005 - Finalist
Art of War Adaptations: Contain Sun Tzu’s The Art of War on the right-hand pages with an adaptation of its principles to a specific area on its left-hand pages

The Art of War for Management Warriors

Managers in organizations Strategy for leadership and decision-making Easy to read if you are a manager A line-by-line application of Sun Tzu's principles to typical management problems Published before we began submitting books for awards

The Art of War for Sales Warriors

Salespeople working one-on-one with customers Strategy for winning orders and building a sales territory Easy to read if you are a salesperson A line-by-line application of Sun Tzu's principles to typical sales situations Published before we began submitting books for awards

Strategy for Sales Managers

Managers who have to direct salespeople on a day-to-day basis Strategy for motivating, focusing, and controlling a sales team Easy to read if you are a sales manager A line-by-line application of Sun Tzu's principles to sales management situations Business
Independent Publishers Award
2006 - Semi-Finalist

Warrior Marketing: Strategy for Conquering Markets

People working in advertising, promotion, branding, and similar areas Strategy for creating product identity and customer awareness in the marketplace Easy to read if you understand marketing A line-by-line adaptation of Sun Tzu's principles into common marketing terminology Business
Ben Franklin Book Award
2005 - Finalist

Business Warrior: Strategy for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs who own their own businesses Strategy addressing the issues common to small business owners Easy to read for the entrepreneur A combination of sales, marketing, and management books tailored to the small business owner Published before we began submitting books for awards

The Art of Career Building

Anyone wanting to develop a career path Strategy for finding a better job and getting promoted Easy to read for anyone with a job A line-by-line adaptation for creating momentum in career advancement Published before we began submitting books for awards

Strategy Against Terror: Ancient Wisdom for Today's War

Anyone interested in a strategic as opposed to a political perspective on terrorism Application of Sun Tzu's principles to the War on Terror Easy to read for anyone interested in terrorism History of terrorism and framing the strategic problems of terrorism following Sun Tzu's text stanza by stanza Philosophy
Book of the Year
2005 - Finalist

Bing-fa: Martial Arts Strategy

Those practicing or teaching martial arts Teaches the original strategy underlying all Asian martial arts Easy for a martial arts student or teacher Explains the role of Sun Tzu's Bing-fa in creating the martial arts Sports
Foreword Book of the Year
2007 - Finalist