The List Playbook Articles

From our first article Comparing Choices, the nine keys to winning through comparing alternatives, to the final article,  Constant Vigilance, the five methods describing where to focus our attention to preserve our positions, this is the complete list of Sun Tzu's Playbook's articles. View the complete list here. 

The Format of Playbook Articles

Playbook articles are written in standard format.  Principles and methods are written generically to apply to any competitive arena  with illustrations drawn from a specific arena ((business, personal life, career, sports, relationships, etc.). See the explanation of the Playbook articles format here.

Access to the Playbook

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Graphical Outline of Playbook Principles

Our original "nine formulas" now make up the nine volumes of our Playbook. This outline allows you to see a chart of each of these nine areas of strategic skills. Clicking on each expands the graphics to see titles of articles. MEMBERS ONLY: Clicking on article names in expanded graphic takes you to the on-line article. See the Playbook outline here.

The Playbook's Award-Winning Concepts

The Science of Strategy Institute welcomes the strategic ideas from contributors around the world, but it was inspired and founded on the work of Gary Gagliardi. In just over a decade, Gary Gagliardi has won more award recognition in more categories than any nonfiction author. This body of work in business, sports, philosophy and so on provide the basis for what would eventually become the Playbook, drawing examples from all those competitive arenas.  See the award-winning books on which the Playbook is based.

America's Leading Authority on Sun Tzu's Strategy

The author of the Playbook, Gary Gagliardi, used Sun Tzu's Golden Key Strategy to start and build one of the Inc. 500 fasters growing companies in America.  After selling his successful business, Gary "retired" to spend the next twenty years training leaders in the world's largest organizations. At the same time, he wrote a series of award-winning books on using better strategy in decision-making. The articles in the Playbook grew out of these decades of work.  Learn more about Gary Gagliardi here.

The Playbook for a Networked World

The world was once ruled from the top down. Masters and bosses directing servants and employees. That top-down world is fast becoming history. Our future is a networked world. In the past, the best strategy was to please your boss.  Now we have to please a large network of people who are comparing us to others. Sun Tzu's Playbook prepares us for living in this new age. Decision-making by comparison grows more important everywhere every day. Learn why Sun Tzu's strategy is needed in a networked world.

The Basics of Sun Tzu

Sun Tzu saw competition as productive rather than destructive. His saw it as a comparison of alternatives or, what we call "opponents." He doesn't mention "enemies" until the second chapter of his book and there he defines an "enemy" as a great source of resources, not an opponent to be destroyed.  Understanding this point of view demands a reorientation. Read about the basic concepts of Sun Tzu's Golden Key Strategy.

About the Playbook and the Institute

The Science of Strategy Institute is an umbrella organization that combines both the publishing and training businesses started by Gary Gagliardi to promote Sun Tzu's Golden Key Strategy. Over the years, dozen of trainer have been part of the organization and helped develop the world's awareness of our training systems and approach to teaching competition as comparison.  Sun Tzu's Playbook is both one of our published works and a detailed outline of our training curriculum.  Read more about Science of Strategy Institute.

A Playbook for a Fast Changing World

You need take advantage how our world is changing. The Playbook explains how you can use change to your advantage. Our world is increasingly competitive. This means people are compared to each other as they never have been before. Planning works less and less well because the world in less predictable. This creates more opportunities, but we can take fewer things for granted. We must adapt more quickly. We are not trained by our education to live in this type of world. We can either learn what works by trial and error, or we can learn how to think more competitively by using these proven methods. Learn about why today's challenges requires Sun Tzu's Playbook.