Tao Te Ching
Hi, I’m Tekson Teo
Strategic thinking is crucial for success, whether in business or personal development. It has the power to transform weak players into winners and make strong players even stronger. By developing a good strategy, you can eliminate wasteful efforts and achieve better results with confidence.
Unfortunately, most people do not effectively engage in it and, even if they do, don’t do it frequently enough. It is common to see people confusing it with tactics or treating it as a static planning exercise that fails to adapt to changing circumstances.
About The Art of War by Sun Tzu
Throughout my years of working with companies of all sizes on business development, I have realized the importance of having a convenient tool that simplifies strategic planning. This is where Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” comes into play.
What makes “The Art of War” remarkable is its ability to guide you toward victory by leveraging your competitive advantage. It provides fundamental principles and practical insights that enable you to strive towards victory, even before the battle begins.
It is easy to follow – once you have understood the fundamentals.
Drawing from my extensive experience in management and Taoist practice, I have distilled this military treatise into a practical and easily understandable system. I sincerely hope that you find it valuable.
About Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching
To me, the Tao Te Ching is not a book. It’s a source of innate intelligence that I consult to find out more about the enigma of existence.
There are lively conversations, including those where Lao Tzu’s voice saves me from tripping into missteps of inflated ego or sheds light on the gifts of life that I’m privileged to enjoy but tend to take for granted.
When I read the book, while I do go from chapter to chapter for inspiration, it’s not always the case. The reading is often random and brief – just a line or two – upon triggers from a specific situation I’m in. As a result, there are chapters I go to more often than others, and a particular chapter can have different implications for me at different times.
So to be more precise, I don’t read the book. Instead, I read life through the book. It provides me with never-ending insight, and everything I do and every person I see becomes a lively subject of inquiry.
Among others, it gets me to see what’s deep in me and the unique space I’m privileged to be part of in the universe. I began to rely less and less on external approval but more on my innate nature for growth. The impetus is pure, natural, and dynamic. This alone is empowering.
The Tao Te Ching is profound. But you can only truly appreciate it if you can put what it teaches into practice. Never mind what people are talking about the law of the universe or rules like the power of softness, allow yourself to compare what you do with the teachings of the book, and you’d be naturally enlightened.
With the book as my close companion for quite some time, I can appreciate why historian Will Durant would have said, “Perhaps we shall burn every book but one behind us, and find a summary of wisdom in the Tao-Te-Ching.” I’m sure he didn’t mean what he said literally, but I can see how much one can be awed by the book’s wisdom.
Having benefited from the book, I feel compelled to share. The Tao Te Ching is about how the universe works so we can approach it from any angle. With my experience in management, I’ve decided to focus more on the area of personal development.
I’m particularly fascinated by how energy works from the Tao’s perspective and find the practice of wu wei compelling. With the afflictions of stress and anxiety many people face, it will help many extricate themselves from the shackle of work without giving up their dreams and goals.
See me as your companion in the journey of discovery. I look forward to hearing from you about the exciting stores that you’ve experienced.