Sun Zi

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Introduction

The Sun Zi Art of War is a Chinese military treatise that was most likely written by Sun Tzu in the Spring and Autumn period, which is roughly the same period as Confucius. Some scholars believe it was written during the later Warring States period. Sun Zi was introduced to the emperor of Wu Kingdom by Wu Zi Xu to explain his art of war theories. The emperor eventually agreed to employ him as his General after he successfully demonstrated the military strategies with the emperor 's royal concubines at the emperor 's request.

The Sun Zi Art of War is the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time, and still one of the basic strategies used in business today. Sun Tzu suggested the importance
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It is the study of planning and arranging of available resources in a company. Sun zi said: in the operations of war, where there are in the field a thousand swift chariots, as many heavy chariots, and a hundred thousand mail-clad soldiers with provisions enough to carry them a thousand LI, the expenditure at home and at the front, including entertainment of guests, small items such as glue and paint, and sums spent on chariots and armour, will reach the total of a thousand ounces of silver per day. Such is the cost of raising an army of 100,000 men. Thus, some important resources such as food, weapons and equipment must be planned and arranged properly to be fully utilized so that expenses can be saved. In business activities, there are several cost effects for every business like scale/size of the team, distance, time take, and daily spending. (Waging War 2010)

Size of the team may influence the cost for business since if the scale of the organization is large, more expenses will be spent. If the time of the war be taken long term, country financial problem will be influenced as well since cost of the raw materials will be increased daily and tax will be increased either. When victory is long overdue, weapons will be blunt and morale of the troops will be affected. Same goes to business activities, if the product producing and introducing period take a long time to prepare or to enter the market, financial of the company will be affected. Besides, the

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