Applying Sun Tzu’s Art of War in Managing your money

Applying Sun Tzu’s Art of War in Managing your money

By Khoo Kheng Hor

This book is really simple and interesting ! You will find tips that could help you effectively manage your money. Just as generals of old could find practical tips on how to apply the 2,500-year-old military treatise to enrich their kingdom’s wealth, you too could enrich yourself.

Sun Tzu says :
“Management of many is the same as management of few. It is a matter of dividing up their numbers and functions.”

Hence everyone – including those with few or no assets could how to to effectively manage his own money provided he is prepared to apply himself to the discipline.

The author mention about having the necessary ingredients to manage your money:

1) First ingredient is the will to be rich.
2) Second ingredient is “harmony”
3) Third ingredient is the Moral law. This refers to having a worthy cause or purpose in life.
4) Fourth ingredient is sincerity
5) Fifth ingredient is the right people to know
6) Sixth ingredient is the right habits to cultivate

Extract from “2nd ingredient” chapter – >Harmony
Apart from appreciative thoughts, you must also work on your overall appearance, i.e grooming, dressing, poise and posture. Your success will be influenced by the visual image that you project to others, i.e whether you appear to be “in harmony” or not.

If you go around looking like a loser, even the deity of wealth would avoid you. Who indeed would have the confidence to do business with you? And if you are employed, your employer would certainly think twice before promoting you and giving you added responsibilities. Either way, you lose out.

On those occasions when he stumbled in his business ventures, he would still cheerfully put on a clean white shirt, carefully groom himself and go out to seek new opportunities each morning. His perseverance paid off and he went on to establish himself as a successful contractor.


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