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Thunder in the sky : on the acquisition and exercise of power

Author: Thomas F Cleary; Guiguzi; Chʻu Keng-sang
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala, 1993.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Thunder in the sky" is an ancient Chinese metaphor for great power, progress, and strength going into action. Understanding the development and practice of power - based on an in-depth observation of human psychology - has been a part of traditional Chinese thought for thousands of years and is considered a prerequisite for mastering the arts of strategy and leadership. Thunder in the Sky presents two secret  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Thunder in the sky.
Boston : Shambhala, 1993
(DLC) 93020222
(OCoLC)27432479
Named Person: Guiguzi; Chʻu Keng-sang
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas F Cleary; Guiguzi; Chʻu Keng-sang
OCLC Number: 1085879978
Notes: Translation of: Kuei-ku-tzu and Tung ling chen ching.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 161 pages)
Contents: The Master of Demon Valley. Opening and Closing. Response. Acceptance and Solidarity. Stopping Gaps. Excitation and Arrest. Opposition and Alliance. Figuring out Psychological Conditions. Pressuring. Assessment. Strategic Thinking. Decision Making. Talismanic Sayings. Basic Course: Seven Arts of Covert Correspondence. Holding the Pivot. Course from the Center --
The Master of the Hidden Storehouse. Preserving the Way Intact. Applying the Way. The Way of Government. The Way of Leadership. The Way of Administrators. The Way of the Wise. The Way of Education. The Way of Agriculture. The Way of War.
Responsibility: translated by Thomas Cleary ; foreword by Chin-Ning Chu.

Abstract:

"Thunder in the sky" is an ancient Chinese metaphor for great power, progress, and strength going into action. Understanding the development and practice of power - based on an in-depth observation of human psychology - has been a part of traditional Chinese thought for thousands of years and is considered a prerequisite for mastering the arts of strategy and leadership. Thunder in the Sky presents two secret classics of this ancient Chinese tradition, translated here for the first time. These texts show that the key to successful leadership lies in determining strategies based on a keen grasp of the aspirations, intentions, and abilities of those around you, especially your enemies and allies. The book discusses the subtleties of strategic thinking and decision making, including how to ascertain people's inner states of mind, test subordinates' strengths, anticipate and avoid dangerous situations, overcome weakness in people and organizations and build alliances and oppositions. The book provides a practical and yet subtle course of study on the practice of power

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