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Sun Tzu Was a Sissy

Conquer Your Enemies, Promote Your Friends, and Wage the Real Art of War

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A hilarious and tough-minded guide to winning the war of contemporary life.

The Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu taught that readiness is all, that knowledge of oneself and the enemy was the foundation of strength, and that those who fight best are those who are prepared and wise enough not to fight at all. Unfortunately, in the current day, this approach is pretty much horse hockey.

Sun Tzu was a Sissy will transcend all those efforts and teach the reader how to make war, win, and enjoy the plunder in the real world, where those who do not kick, gouge, and grab are left behind at the table to pay the tab. Students of Bing will be taught how to plan and execute battles that hurt other people a lot, and advance their flags and those of their friends.

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Stanley Bing

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Stanley Bing, the alter ego of Gil Schwartz (1951–2020), was the bestselling author of Crazy Bosses, What Would Machiavelli Do?, Throwing the Elephant, Sun Tzu Was a Sissy, 100 Bullshit Jobs . . . And How to Get Them, The Big Bing, and The Curriculum, as well as the novels Lloyd: What Happened, You Look Nice Today, and Immortal Life. He was a top CBS communications executive whose identity was one of the worst-kept secrets in business.


“Bing is hilarious!” —Don Imus

“Designed to make you as tactically sound in your private life as you are in the cruel, cruel world.” —Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times, and Marine Corps Times

“No one understands corporate war better, or makes it funnier, than Stanley Bing.” —Walter Isaacson, author of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

“A hilarious, thought-provoking war plan for the battlefield of the modern workplace.” —Neil Cavuto, Fox News

“A masterful curmudgeon who causes laugh-out-loud moments.” —USA Today

“Mr. Bing’s humor is ...laugh-out-loud funny.” —Dallas Morning News

“The book is Bing at his snarky best.” —Miami Herald