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36 Strategies > Part 2: Enemy Dealing Strategies

36 Strategies > Part 2: Enemy Dealing Strategies
Tactic, Strategy, Series

Article Rating:::: 7 Ratings :::: 0 Solutions ::::Thursday, June 21, 2007
In this article you will be introduced to the Enemy Dealing Strategies of the Thirty-Six Strategies.

Strategy 7: Create something from nothing.

Strategy 8: Secretly utilize the Chen Chang passage. (Repair the highway to take the crude path.)

Strategy 9: Watch the fires burning across the river.

Strategy 10: Hide a knife behind a smile.

Strategy 11: Sacrifices the plum tree to preserve the peach tree. (Sacrifice the silver to keep the gold.)

Strategy 12: Stealing a goat along the way. (Take the opportunity to pilfer a goat.)

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36 Strategies > Part 1: Winning Strategies

36 Strategies > Part 1: Winning Strategies
Tactic, Strategy, Series

Article Rating:::: 7 Ratings :::: 0 Solutions ::::Saturday, June 16, 2007
In this article you will be introduced to the Winning Strategies of the Thirty-Six Strategies. 

Strategy 1: Deceive the sky to cross the ocean.

Strategy 2: Surround Wei to rescue Zhao.

Strategy 3: Borrow one’s hand to kill. (Kill with a borrowed knife.)

Strategy 4: Make your enemy tire themselves out while conserving energy. (Substitute leisure for labour)

Strategy 5: Use the opportunity of fire to rob others. (Loot a burning house).

Strategy 6: Feign an attack in the east and attack in the west.

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36 Strategies > Introduction

36 Strategies > Introduction
Tactic, Strategy, Series

Article Rating:::: 4 Ratings :::: 0 Solutions ::::Saturday, June 16, 2007

Thirty-Six Strategies is basically a collection of strategies on battle scenarios in Chinese history and folklore, predominantly of the Warring States Period and the Three Kingdoms Period. The story goes back to Wáng.

Wáng was a Chinese general who lived around 500 A.D. in the time of Emperor Gao. At some point Emperor Ming came to power and decided to execute many members of the royal family. He was afraid that they would threaten his reign and target him directly. Wáng was worried that he will be on the black list and will be the next target and so he rebelled. The son of Emperor Ming became scared of the rebels and decided to escape. Wáng, upon receiving this news, famously said,

“of the thirty-six strategies of Lord Tán, retreat was his best, you father and son should run for sure".

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How to Win in Risk or Any Competition - Part 2

How to Win in Risk or Any Competition - Part 2
Psychology, Diplomacy, Strategy, Series

Article Rating:::: 16 Ratings :::: 0 Solutions ::::Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Contents

This article is part of a series of articles that show you how to win in any competition, including Risk. In the previous article you were shown how to be in command of your own mind. Control the mind and you can control everything. Here, the focus is on your opponent's mind. You will learn how to control it or even break it.

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How to Win in Risk or Any Competition - Part 1

How to Win in Risk or Any Competition - Part 1
Psychology, Diplomacy, Strategy, Series

Article Rating:::: 1 Ratings :::: 1 Solutions ::::Thursday, May 31, 2007

Contents

When it comes to competitions, everyone wants to win. The problem is that there can be only one winner. If you want to win, you have to stand out from the competition. Is there a secret behind this? It turns out that there is. After all, not everyone can win.

This series of articles provide a number of techniques that enable you to compete effectively in any competitive environment. Winning in Risk is no exception and examples are provided to demonstrate the key concepts.

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