Table of Contents
Below we offer a brief description of each management chapter only.
- "Analysis" looks at management from the Sun Tzu’s perspective, laying out the five factors that determine your success.
- "Decision- Making" covers the cost and difficulties in running an organization and the challenges in decision-making.
- "Attacking Problems" discusses the need to unite an organization and to avoid company politics in eliminating problems.
- "Innovation" looks at the decisions you must make in order to stay with the competition and eventually surpass them.
- "Vision" examines how you can use the power of human creativity to ride the tides of change to success.
- "Problems and Opportunities" shows you how to leverage problems to discover the opportunities hidden within them.
- "Competition" explains how management must evaluate themselves against other alternatives in the marketing place.
- "Continuous Improvement" emphasizes flexibility and adapting to shifting situations in order to keep your organization competitive.
- "Making Progress" covers dozens of different management situations and how to respond to them.
- "Best Practices" discusses the different types of processes with an organization and how to evaluate and improve them.
- "The Work Environment" analyzes the nine common workplace environments in the workplace and the keys to managing them.
- "Attacking Cycle Time" discusses the need for speed and the ways that you address speeding processes within the organization.
- "Using Information" focuses on the critical importance of information and the five kinds of information that you need to enable your organization to succeed.
The text look like this, except that in the book, each column is a facing page.
The Art of War
The Art of Management
|Fight for the enemy’s supply wagons.
|You compete for resources against all other organizations.
|Capture their supplies by using overwhelming force.
|You must make only what creates overwhelming value.
|Reward the first who capture them.
|Reward those who discover it.
|Then change their banners and flags.
|Buy what else you need and re-label it.
|Mix them in with your own to increase your supply line.
|Mix internal and external products to increase your value.
|Keep your soldiers strong by providing for them.
|Retain your employees by being successful.
|This is what it means to beat the enemy while you grow more powerful.
|This is what it means to compete in the marketplace while growing more powerful.