Volume Four: Sun Tzu's Art of War Playbook - Leveraging Probability

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This is our eBook download of the Volume Four (34 articles) of our Art of War Playbook. For the print version of this book, click here to go to its page on Amazon.com.

This part of the Playbook focuses on Sun Tzu's concepts for evaluating the probability of success in pursuing a given set of opportunities. Buyer is able to download the eBook in two formats: PDF, and .epub (B&N), both of them without DRM restrictions. Kindle version will be available in three months. Right now it is available exclusively on Amazon.com.

The Playbook itself is the culmination of over a decade of work breaking down Sun Tzu’s principles into a series of step-by-step practical articles by the Institute’s multiple award-winning author and internationally recognized Art of War expert, Gary Gagliardi. The work explains the concepts in the verses of Sun Tzu's classic on strategy in detail, explaining the situations to which they apply the steps in Sun Tzu's system for using them with examples from modern competition.  While the original Art of War was originally written for military generals who understood the philosophical concepts of ancient China, our Art of War Playbook is written for today’s readers and provide enough descriptive material so that Sun Tzu's ideas can actually be used in everyday life. The Art of War Playbook puts Sun Tzu’s ideas into everyday, practical language as a book of instruction.

Because of its size and detail, the Playbook is published in nine volumes. This is just the fourth volume. The concepts covered in this volume  are listed below:
Playbook Overview     
About Volume One: Comparing Positions    
About Volume Two: Developing Perspective    
About Volume Three: Identifying Opportunities    
About Volume Four; Leveraging Probability    
4.0 Leveraging Probability    
4.1 Future Potential    
4.2 Choosing Non-Action    
4.3 Leveraging Form    
4.3.1 Tilted Forms    
4.3.2 Fluid Forms    
4.3.3 Soft Forms    
4.3.4 Neutral Forms    
4.4 Strategic Distance    
4.4.1 Physical Distance    
4.4.2 Intellectual Distance    
4.5 Opportunity Surfaces    
4.5.1 Surface Area    
4.5.2 Surface Barriers    
4.5.3 Surface Holding Power    
4.6 Six Benchmarks    
4.6.1 Spread-Out Conditions    
4.6.2 Constricted Conditions    
4.6.3 Barricaded Conditions    
4.6.4 Wide-Open Conditions    
4.6.5 Fixed Conditions    
4.6.6 Sensitive Conditions    
4.7 Competitive Weakness    
4.7.1 Command Weaknesses    
4.7.2 Group Weaknesses    
4.8 Climate Support    
4.9 Opportunity Mapping    
Art of War Playbook Series    
About the Author     
Other Art of War Books     
Glossary of Key Concepts from Sun Tzu’s The Art of War    

The Nine Parts of the Playbook cover the following topics:
1. Comparing Positions,
2. Developing Perspective,
3. Identifying Opportunities,
4. Leveraging Probability,
5. Minimizing Mistakes,
6. Responding To Situations,  
7. Creating Momentum,
8. Winning Rewards, and
9. Defending Vulnerabilities.