This blog explores and discusses the real and practical application of great Asian philosophies to business, strategy, leadership and life. These philosophies include Sun Tzu’s Art of War, Musashi’s Book of Five Rings and Taoism.

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    on Oct 27, 2011 in Quote of the Day Confucius
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    on Oct 26, 2011 in Quote of the Day
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    on Oct 19, 2011 in Quote of the Day Tao Taoism
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