The Art of War Chapter 1 Planning v2.0
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The Art of War is an unusual book. It became one of the highly recommended books in the reading list of the United States Marine Corps. It is not only popular in the military circle, it has been adapted widely into modern business management. Many want to tap on this invaluable resource, yet, the classical Chinese language could be a showstopper. In this Learning Cycle, there is no boundaries.
The Art of War was written by Sun Wu, better known as Sun Zi (Sun Tzu in the old style Romanisation). It covers various aspects on winning a war from planning, waging war, strategic offence, deployment, momentum... and many others. In today's terminology, it can be a great analogy to winning a business from strategic planning, prospecting, qualification, selling, negotiation, closing... and many others.
Our aim for this Learning Circle is to break the language barrier and bring like-minded individuals and professionals to tap into the wealth of this legacy about the art in winning. Each learner is able to contribute in "active learning" and engage in an effective blended learning (onsite and virtual).
We will kick off with a proper on-boarding program (onsite) to help you familiarise with our innovative platform. It will be a bite-sized learning for every session. Each learner will be assigned the same topic in advanced. You will learn only one chapter each time in a self-paced manner. You are encouraged to digest the content, make a research, recall any previous relevant experience and share your insights with all peers when we get together virtually or onsite.
There is no definitive standard text of the Art of War and no two interpretations of Art of War are alike. Besides that, Classical Chinese was written without punctuation, which adds to the difficulty in interpretation. Yet, we trust that with the little contributions from everyone in this Learning Circle, we can definitely contextualise and make it relevant to apply in today's context. Together Everyone Achieves More (TEAM)!
Interpret the original classical content to the closest meaning in today’s world
Relate to the key principles from the original content with team effort
Apply the concepts in work, personal or business based on individual’s context
Integrate the strategies and tactics into personal and business plans
Develop winning behaviours to drive personal growth
For the FIRST onsite workshop:
1. Bring your laptop (best view platform) and audio earpiece
2. Ensure your laptop is fully charged and can last for at least 2 hours
3. Class will start on time and appreciate if you can come 10-15 minutes earlier to set up your wifi network access and laptop
A real case study will be presented for reinforcement learning.
Topics and agenda
1. Digital On-boardingDigital and/or onsite | 20 Minutes
Covers navigation, settings, mobile access, house rules and other relevant highlights
To arrange the platform setup and access for maximum learning experience and outcome
2. Setting the ContextDigital | 10 Minutes
Covers the learning motivation, sense of urgency, challenges, expectation and learner profile.
To manage the learning expectations and relate to other learners and stakeholders
3. Learning ProcessDigital | 05 Minutes
Covers the 4R of Active Learning
To follow a practical learning methodologies for better knowledge retention.
4. BackgroundDigital | 10 Minutes
Covers the local and international context of usage
To understand the context in which the book was studied by various world class leaders and institutions.
5. Chapter 1 Key InformationDigital and/or onsite | 15 Minutes
Covers the important facts in Chapter 1 Planning by receiving the fundamental information without interpretation
To recognise the key information about planning in warfare and the business context.
6. The Art of Winning: 5F7CBreakout group activity | 30 Minutes
Covers the research on topic 1 for the right interpretation and insights, with the next step for Day 2 learning.
To discuss the two main insights for the art of winning.
7. Secrets of Victory #1Digital | 15 Minutes
Covers the insight #3 and #4 for the nature of war and the secret of victory.
To construct a conclusion on the difference between preparation and planning.
8. Secrets of Victory #2Digital | 15 Minutes
Covers the further insight #4 to explore a pathway to an assured victory
To criticise the two schools of thoughts about having more options.
9. Recall and LinkDigital | 15 Minutes
Covers the reinforcement of knowledge and the association of real life experience in order to strengthen the link for memory retention.
To generate the links of new knowledge with the previous experience in achieving victories
10. Reflect & Case StudyDigital | 25 Minutes
Covers the application of knowledge to solve a business problem.
To apply the concepts and integrate the strategies and tactics into a real life case study
CEO, Entrepreneur, Chief Architect Learning Circles
PJ is the Chief Architect of Learning Circles and creator of Wiztango.com a Digital Facilitation Technology Platform for Content Originators. He is an American with a global background as an entrepreneur in technology and education management.
In 2002, he founded and for fourteen years successfully managed an in-residence corporate university for Japanese employees of Hitachi Corp, Toshiba, Fujitsu, Yokogawa, Panasonic and 30 global Japanese corporations. The Singapore-based company achieved $8.9M revenue at its peak and had 1,000 Japanese graduates from 25 global-skill development programs.
In the past 25 years, PJ has had pioneering leadership roles in the digital transformation of multiple industries including Pre-Press (Israeli-based Scitex Corp), Photography (Boston-based Leaf Technologies), Printing (Dutch-based Indigo Corp) and Advertising (Boston-based Engage Technologies)
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Catriona is an Australian citizen residing in Singapore with a global background as an Educational Technology Specialist. She has over 25 years experience in education and technology and believes that the future of education relies on an ongoing dialogue between educators/trainers, organisations (educational or corporate), and professionals in the tech world.
Catriona has extensive experience in educational and technical organisations with proven management, leadership, development, facilitation and project management skills. She is recognised for her initiative, integrity, dependability and flexibility in meeting objectives.
Catriona has specialist educational skills as well as extensive experience in the design and delivery of ICT/elearning products and professional development to a wide range of client groups. Her problem-solving skills, attention to detail, understanding of elearning systems and pedagogy, technical knowledge, and strong educational background enables her to develop meaningful, interactive and engaging content and deliver inclusive and responsive training sessions.
With university degrees in Education, eLearning and Psychology and experience in schools, higher education, corporate and government sectors, Catriona is well equipped to help customers use educational technology to deliver training that is of a high educational standard.
Catriona’s skills include: Instructional design, learning pedagogy and assessment, curriculum design, content analysis, scripting, storyboarding, educational content and layout, content writing, learning management systems, specialised electronic learning software, virtual classrooms, HTML, SCORM, learning needs analysis, project management.
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This has led to a significant decrease of spending to less than 20%. While there is an increase in competition and the global economic climate is very challenging, that poor "purchase experience" resulted in even lower win rate and ultimately created more obstacles for sustainable growth.
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