The Art of Planning

Ever read The Art of War? This ancient Chinese text was written by Sun Tsu, a brilliant general, strategist, and tactician.

A portion of The Art of War in Tangut script - Sun Tzu [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The book is broken into thirteen individual chapters, each focused on one aspect of warfare, with the aim of improving the reader's odds of success. It is commonly accepted to be the definitive work on military strategy of its time. To this day it is commonly referenced by Western military leaders, business strategists, and more.

Chapter 1 is all about laying plans. Detail Assessment and Planning explores the five fundamental factors (the Way, seasons, terrain, leadership and management) and seven elements that determine the outcomes of military engagements. Sun Tsu wrote that by thinking, assessing and comparing these points, a commander can calculate his chances of victory. The Art of War stresses that war is an extremely grave matter for any organization and must not be commenced without due consideration.

Of the five fundamental factors, Starship Crew Connector is focused on leadership, and management. Specifically, how military and business organizations in the Star Citizen Universe handle planning for, recruiting, and fulfilling these critical roles. In addition to providing premier tools for recruiting, over time we hope to build up a library of useful job descriptions and host a lively, meaningful conversation on the role of planning, and personnel, in being successful in the 'Verse.

“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win”
― Sun Tzu, The Art of War