# Friday, 27 November 2009

The principles behind Sun Tzu's Art of War have been carried forward from 6BC and are used today in all facets of business.

It wasn't until a re-reading earlier this year that I discovered the value and applicability of The Art of War to the agile development and distribution of software (aka SaaS or "cloud computing").

A chapter by chapter analysis resulted in the following slides that were assembled to further commit my understandings to memory. This was presented to the XPDX Portland Agile Users group earlier this year. The responses varied from sincere interest to blank stares :-)

As we try to revitalize Portland's Old Town and make it a haven for software entrepreneur's, I believe more than ever in the opportunity of using these principles and leveraging cloud computing platforms to launch new companies.

Friday, 27 November 2009 11:02:40 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)