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The Art of War for Women
Author: Chin-Ning Chu
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The workplace is a battlefield, according to author, speaker and businesswoman Chu. In her latest, she distills The Art of War, Taoist philosopher-general Sun Tzu's international bestseller on the fundamental elements of warfare and business strategy, into a primer and call-to-arms for working women. In vivid battlefield terminology, Chu covers everything from promotions and work attire to dealing with sexual harassment and male chauvinist co-workers. Lessons tend toward a "universal nuggets of wisdom" format; one of the keys Chu advances is "Know Thyself," because "how well you know the world around you is directly proportional to how well you know yourself." Other chapters cover the disposition of winning, conflict strategy, the utility of imagination, techniques for management and "fireproofing yourself." At a time when the ideal of a full, fulfilling work and home life seems more difficult than ever to achieve, Chu's primer on becoming "an effective strategist and warrior" will give doubters cause for reconsideration.
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Asian Mind Game
Author: Chin-ning Chu
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This book, by East-West marketing consultant Chin-ning Chu, is must reading for any Westerner in business, government, or academia who negotiates in the Orient or wants to.
It is the first to reveal to Westerners the deep secrets of the Asian psyche that influence Asian behavior in business, politics, lifestyle, and battle.
Ms. Chu points out that Asian mind games have become so finely tuned over the centuries that Americans seldom realize that Asians view the marketplace (and by extension, the world) as a battlefield, and act accordingly.
She has extracted the principles of successful negotiations from centuries-old Chinese texts that have influenced all of Asia, and provides her readers with examples of their application in the modern world.
In the Western world, the ability to formulate cunning and subtle strategies for getting your own way in business, politics, and everyday life is regarded as a matter of intuition. In Asia, however, strategic thinking is a formal discipline studied by people from all walks of life. Amazing as it may seem, contemporary Asians base their outlook and behavior on the teachings of the ancients. In China, even children are familiar with the "36 Strategies," formulated by Sun Tzu, a famous military strategist, in the fourth century B.C.
Throughout Asia today, business people as well as political figures study Sun Tzu's Art of War and apply its strategies to all their activities, while Americans read The One-Minute Manager and All I Really Need to Know I Learned In Kindergarten. No wonder, Ms. Chu comments, that when it comes to business and political negotiations, the Chinese refer to Americans with a word that means "innocent children."
Ms. Chu brilliantly analyses how Chinese thought and culture have affected Japan, Korea, and Taiwan, and how Japanese conquest and culture have had their effect on the rest of Asia.
With United States trade and political alliances shifting increasingly to the Pacific rim, it becomes ever more urgent to understand the Asian mind. Ms. Chu, born in China and educated in Taiwan, spells out the makeup of the Asian psyche as no Westerner could.
Thick Face, Black Heart: The Warrior Philosophy for Conquering the Challenges of Business and Life
Author: Chin-Ning Chu
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Thick Face, Black Heart is a profound distillation of ancient Chinese wisdom and experience filtered through a modern Asian business perspective. Blending stories and principles drawn from Chinese military history and modern entrepreneurship, author Chu shows that success is achievable by anyone who follows the lessons in this invaluable guide and learns how to: develop and employ intuition as a business tool, master defeat, acquire a killer instinct, solve the mystery of money, thrive among the cunning and ruthless, and much more.
Do Less, Achieve More: Discover the Hidden Powers Giving In
Author: Chin-Ning Chu
Publisher: Regan Books
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For anyone tired of chasing ever-elusive desires, of doing more only to find that more needs doing, and of making more money only to need more money, best-selling author Chin-Ning Chu shows you that life was meant to be easy, if you know the secrets.
From the best-selling author of The Working Woman's Art of War, comes an important and timely book about the side of success that most don't know about —the power of selective yielding, of surrendering to a successful destiny, and of getting what you want by not wanting it too much.