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The art of war visualized

The art of war visualized

Sun tzu’s art of war #1 estimates – revisited

Jessica Hagy is a talented writer and illustrator whose minimalist ink-on-index-card drawings can be found on her website Indexed. A venn diagram or x-y plot of a deceptively simple concept with a punchline is typical of Hagy’s cards. As an example:
When Hagy was cleaning out her bookshelves one day, she discovered she had three copies of Sun Tzu’s legendary primer on winning military strategy, The Art of War. Hagy was familiar with the phrase — who hasn’t heard a coach or executive use it? — but she had never read it. That is exactly what she did.
She was hit by a burst of imagination. Sun Tzu’s orders sounded like captions to her, like something she might draw in her own style. Her agent called and proposed that she explain the whole book after seeing a couple of her efforts on her website, which culminated in the upcoming The Art of War Visualized: The Sun Tzu Classic in Charts and Graphs.
Hagy’s book can appeal to managers in a way that the original does not because she has visualized, often literally, what has often been considered metaphorical business wisdom. You might, for example, show a quote from Sun Tzu’s tenets on maneuvering, such as “the art of husbanding one’s power” and “the art of studying circumstances,” and describe what that means to the team in your next meeting. You may also reveal Hagy’s take on it:

Jessica hagy, cartoonist and author of the art of war

How to Be Interesting author and illustrator Jessica Hagy is a forward-thinking thinker whose vocabulary, which consists of circles, arrows, and lines, as well as a well-chosen word or two, makes her a perfect philosopher for our increasingly visual world. Her diagrams and charts are deceptively plain, often humorous, and often thought-provoking. She understands how to express not only thoughts, but also the dynamic process of thought itself, with all of its twists and turns. She uses evocative ink-brush painting and bold typography to show her vision for The Art of War Visualized. The result is page after page of visual representations of each passage of the complete canonical text (in its best-known Lionel Giles translation), transforming, reenergizing, and making the classic dazzlingly available for a new generation of readers.
For more than 800 years, the Art of War has been a winning technique. The Art of War Visualized is a complete reimagining for the twenty-first century. When there’s something worth fighting for, use it.

Sun tzu’s art of war – chapter 4: tactical dispositions

Jessica Hagy is a journalist who lives in New York City

Sun tzu ~ the art of war

One of the most adaptable books of the last two centuries is The Art of War. Small companies have their own version of the Art of War. There is a dating edition of the Art of War. There’s also a library edition of the Art of War.
The book has spawned so many interpretations, according to Jessica Hagy, author of the newest edition, The Art of War Visualized, that it can be interpreted as not even being about war at all. “It’s all about problem-solving innovation,” Hagy explained. While cleaning out her basement last year, Hagy, who doodles the quasi-mathematical logic of human foibles on the influential blog Indexed, came across three copies of Sun Tzu’s classic among college textbooks and Tom Clancy novels, and saw in its short verses the kind of logic she likes to draw, as in this recent example from Indexed:
The Art of War, according to Hagy, is “so much less hypermasculine, bloodthirsty, and violent than you think it is, and it’s very thoughtful.” “About the first read through, I really saw that war was just a metaphor for hassles, problems, and issues that people face on all scales of life, from really petty, dumb stuff to really large, world-changing questions like ‘Should we invade this country?’,” Hagy said.

Book review the art of war visualized

It’s a fine synergy of ideas. One is a general whose epigrammatic strategic lessons include timeless wisdom and perspective. The other is a visual thinker who uses concise diagrams and maps to help readers see life’s problems and opportunities in new ways. The Art of War Visualized is an inspired union of Sun Tzu and Jessica Hagy from the Bronze Age to the Information Age.
To be frank, only Hagy’s diagrams are worth reading. Then, when paired with Tzu’s prose, it all comes together beautifully. I couldn’t say the link that Hagy was able to create with a few of Tzu’s passages because they were too unique to battle – but hey, it was still valuable knowledge.
To be frank, only Hagy’s diagrams are worth reading. Then, when paired with Tzu’s prose, it all comes together beautifully. I couldn’t say the link that Hagy was able to create with a few of Tzu’s passages because they were too unique to battle – but hey, it was still valuable knowledge.