The central premise of Sun Tzu's Art of War is that it is only through strategy that conflicts can be overcome and real victory achieved.
We tell you what his treatise on military strategy is all about.
Sun Tzu was a Chinese military strategist and General who authored The Art of War about 2,500 years back.
The central premise of the book can be applied to our lives even today.
Thus, just like the climate, one can make choices which can bring uncontrollable factors under our control.
The same principle can be applied to our daily lives.
In order to deal with situations that are not under our control we must be flexible and adaptable, and be able to turn them into advantages.
By 'leadership' or 'command', Sun Tzu meant the abilities and qualities a general possessed.
Although in warfare conditions the climate can be one of the most uncontrollable factors, a good leader, or general, will know how to utilize them most advantageously.
He will pick the most opportune moment to fight, using the bad weather in such a way that it causes the most harm to the enemy.