Art of War by Sun Tzu is widely read book on military strategy and tactics. It is popular in strategists from all spheres of life involving stategy formulation, including Business.
Although it is available in shape of many ebooks on App Store. This is an effort to help businessmen and entrepreneurs understand and use it in context of business management and strategy formulation.
Important chapters of the book relevant to business planning and strategy formulation are
1. Laying Plans: planning is the most important function of management but is often the most neglected one. This chapter discusses planning, factors effecting it and its importance in success or failure of business.
2. Waging War: Operations are the life and blood of an army or an organization. This chapters discusses importance of operations.
3. Attack by Stratagem: Competition is a reality of life and requires excellence in strategy formulation and scenario planning to achieve success. This chapter discusses strategy and different options available to formulate your strategy.