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Jul 2018

Applying the 36 Stratagems for Transformational Business Growth & Success

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Start Date 23 Jul 2018, Monday
End Date 23 Jul 2018, Monday
Time 09:00 am
Venue Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre Singapore 229616
Fee $600 Inclusive of hotel buffet lunch, light refreshments and course materials
Contact 6720 3333
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Business is war. Complied during the most turbulent era of China’s history time, the thirty-six ancient strategies convey tactics on how to navigate and triumph in ever-changing situations. And even though they have been around for over 2,500 years, these strategies continue to be applied with great success in business, politics, and international diplomacy today.

36 Stratagems: Unlocking 3,000 Years ofAncient Wisdom of the East

The 36 stratagemscontain the treasures for designing the strategies for building successful businesses, to out compete your competitors, to ride opportune openings, to maximize impact using minimum effort,and also the guides for creative ideas for innovations.

This 1 day workshop is a brilliant practical guide for 21st century business executive, entrepreneurs or politician. By interpreting the lessons of The 36 Stratagems this handy and authentic workshop will share with you  howyou can defeat the opponents we face in our business and personal lives

Opportunistic Stratagems, Attacking Stratagems, Confusion Stratagems, Deception Stratagems and Desperate Stratagems

Whilst “Fleeing is the most common of the 36 Stratagems”, there are many highly effective stratagems that you can depending on the business situation and landscape.  Deception stratagems such as deploying “The Beauty Trap”, “Empty Castle” are highly effective. “Plundering in a Fire”, “Killing with Borrowed Knife” etc. The Chinese 36 Stratagems are commonly regarded as a bag of tricks for deception, exploitation and sabotages against your enemies.

Your Complete Strategy Guide Book to Business Warfare

We begin first by examining the purpose and nature of business, customers, business models, strategies, innovations and competitors. We then take an overview of the 36 Stratagems and see how they can be applied in the business context. For each stratagem, we discover the business principle, the positive and negative use of it and cite business cases for illustrations and the distinctive keys of the stratagem. The greatest wisdom is discovered by studying them in total. The patterns of the 36-Statagems give us principles for effective strategies. The integration gives us the 12-steps and executions for such strategies.

Key Takeaways

With the 36 Stratagems applied in business, we have a comprehensive handbook for building successful businesses.

  • Understanding the nature and meaning of business, customer desires, business model, strategies and innovations.
  • Understanding the keys of each of the 36 Stratagems for application in business with examples.
  • Learn how to use unconventional Business strategies and tactics
  • Know the right Stratagem to use to save or transform your business.
  • A comprehensive framework for based on the 36 Stratagems for building successful business online and offline
  • Reframe Your leadership and growth map to find new solutions to complex, fast-breaking situations.
Who Should Attend?

Anyone, especially business leaders and entrepreneurs who want to know how to design better, game changing, strategies for business success.


“It is pretty rare to find the courses that he teaches offered elsewhere with other trainers in Singapore or even in the world. The key to maximum engagement in the class is the way you teach – being a subject expert and being open to other people’s opinions – Lim Liat is definitely both. All levels of working professionals in any industry will benefit from his courses.” Caroline Tracy Lee, Manager for Strategic Planning and Policy, AIA

“I am not a Chinese and was thinking that I may have trouble understanding Lim Liat’s courses because his professional background and interest are towards Chinese management philosophies but this is not true. He is effectively bilingual with experience in many industries. Most courses out there are pretty general and do not apply to your work or life so you walk away retaining no new information in the long term but not courses by Lim Liat.”Muhammad Khairul, Staff Officer for Singapore Customs

“This is the type of course that I feel does not only focus on business outcomes, but also on personal outcomes. My time was well-spent indeed. Lim Liat’s courses are suitable for everyone, and I will also ask my staff members to join me for other courses.” Emma Wai, Senior Assistant Director for Corporate Development and Administration, Bureau Design Studio

Founder Of Bvotech And Art Of War Strategist: Lim Liat (Commonwealth Scholar And Public Service Commission Merit Winner

Mr. Lim Liat founded a BvOtech (Business value Oriented technology) to help people and businesses to be more successful through synergizing the wisdoms of East and West. The key areas include unified corporate performance management framework, innovation and business model design, creative & visual thinking systems (BVITS), learning and innovative organization, leadership skills and the future of management with Sinology – Chinese classical wisdom such as I-Ching, the philosophies of the Dao School (Lao Zi), Ru School (Confucius), Mo School, Fa School and Sun Zi’s Art of War and more.

Lim consults for start-ups, SMEs, MNCs and GLCs. He has taught for and sat on the advisory boards of Institutes of Higher Learning and investment committees. He has more than 30 years of technology and management experience. A pioneer of Singapore Computer Systems in 1980, Liat contributed to the its listing on the Singapore Exchange, reaching a revenue of about $500 million operating in over 9 countries. He left as Deputy CEO in 2003 to start BvOtech.

Lim was a Public Service Commission Merit and a Commonwealth Scholar. He obtained a Bachelor of Industrial and System engineering (1st Class Honours with Gold Medal) from the National University of Singapore in 1974 and a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from University of Alberta, Canada, 1976. He is a joint author of five US Registered Patents in End User Query and Data Modelling.