The Art of War for Recruiters
Sun Tzu’s Art of War is without doubt one of the most timeless and greatest classics ever written. Obviously it applies to warfare, and as such, has guided the greatest warriors throughout history. Perhaps equally obviously, wherever there is any form of conflict or competition, its principles apply, guide and inspire.
Business is war. Everyone in the business world knows this, yet still so few have actually plumbed the depths of this truth, and even fewer have delved the depths of Sun Tzu’s counsel to extract all its value for progress in business. Many have tried, few have succeeded.
And fewer still have taken Sun Tzu’s counsel and applied it to a specific business discipline, such as Recruiting.
This document is quite raw. It was written in the months from December 2012 through July 2013 on an almost daily basis at the Recruiting Tactics and Strategies Discussion Group at LinkedIn. It is unedited and thus still in a one-draft flow. The only change from its original posting is that all discussion has been removed, all the many comments, questions and conversations, etc. Thus, it is essentially a type of blog.
Still, you will not find a deeper dive into either the art of recruiting or the business use of Sun Tzu’s counsel anywhere. These 136 pages will force you to delve down to the very depths and foundation of the recruiting art as no other material you will ever find.
Cover Image: “Statue of Sun Tzu in Yurihama, Tottori prefecture, Japan” by 663highland – 663highland, CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4876792