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Are you struggling to find your stride as a trial attorney? Do you fail, even when you know you are doing everything the "right" way? Then there is only one question to answer: Are you ready to live by a code and system that will work in any situation? Using Sun Tzu's revered The Art of War as a point of inspiration and reference, Michael Waddington offers up bite-size pieces of advice, snippets of strategy, and countless nuggets of wisdom he's accumulated over hundreds of trials. Instead of dwelling on the logistics and technicalities of trial practice, The Art of Trial Warfare illustrates the habits of a successful trial attorney. It speaks eloquently to the art of attack, of exploiting weaknesses, and of leveraging each success. After time, the wisdom becomes muscle memory, instilling habits that will improve any trial attorneys game. Trial is war. Trial lawyers would be well-served to dip into this handy resource time and time again. It serves as an excellent overall philosophy, as well as the ultimate pep talk.
Sun Tzu's The Art of War is a series of lessons in the applied art of problem solving. Sun (544 BC-496 BC), an experienced general from the Warring States period of Chinese history, saw war as an inevitable problem – indeed, the ultimate problem confronting the state. The Art of War summarises his lessons on how to solve the problems raised by conflict. The work comprises a series of pithy discussions of the different strategic situations that might arise, and the best responses for each. In many ways it is a masterclass in the application of critical thinking to practical affairs. Aspiring generals are advised to 'appraise the situation' according to five separate criteria, and to plan accordingly. 'The expert at battle seeks his victory from strategic advantage', Sun writes, so every general must assess their situation from every angle, and establish not only the best way to give themselves the strategic advantage – but also of preventing the other side from giving itself the advantage. Throughout the text, Sun epitomises the qualities of a good problem solver by focusing on the nature of the problem; asking productive questions about it; and making sound decisions.
What is the secret to success? This is both a question and a quest we embark on throughout life, both personally and professionally. The good news is that this wisdom has been handed down over time, by history's greatest thinkers. In the Trial Warrior's Book of Wisdom, 2,500 years of wisdom has been collected, considered, and condensed into bite-size pieces you can return to again and again. With over 500 quotes, thiscompilation contains wisdom from some of the most influential people throughout history, including ancient Greek, Chinese, and Roman philosophers, America's Founding Fathers, and various other leaders, lawyers, and theologians. Amassing wisdom is a life-long pursuit, but for the serious thinker, its rewards are endless. Wisdom equips us with the tools to overcome life's challenges, and to live a happier and more successful life-in and out of the courtroom. The secret to success is wisdom, and it's all here waiting for you."
The work examines the rise of the movements against globalization, modernization, and Western dominance that followed the collapse of the bipolar world and the end of the Cold War and that culminated with today's global jihadist movements. It describes how the U.S. had to adapt to this new, asymmetrical world of conflict with its strategic, doctrinal and theoretical responses to the threats of terrorism and insurgency that defined the Global War on Terror (GWOT). Unique in the breadth of its scope, the book connects movements from the Zapatista uprising to Al Qaeda's global jihad within a broader historical framework, connecting pre and post-9/11 conflicts under the unifying theme of a struggle against the forces of modernization. Featuring the works of key theorists such as John Arquilla, Thomas P.M. Barnett, Arthur K. Cebrowski, Jim Gant, Samuel P. Huntington, Robert D. Kaplan, David J. Kilcullen, William H. McRaven, and David Ronfeldt, this book bridges the fields of counterinsurgency, homeland security, counterterrorism, cyberwarfare, and technology of war, and will be a must-read for academics, policymakers and strategists.
Karen McCreadie’s thoroughly up-to-date interpretation of Sun Tzu's The Art of War illustrates Master Sun’s two thousand-year-old principles of battlefield tactics and strategies with modern case studies to enable 21st century leaders to transform their organizations.
The early 21st century is a time of uncertainty. The American led global order, which rose from the ashes of World War Two, is beginning to crumble. With Russia, China and the European Union all threatening American domination, upheaval, in some form, is certain. Conflict is inevitable. In 'From Nuremberg to Nineveh', Mark Turley goes back to the launch-pad of the American era, the Nuremberg Trial, in which the great evil of Nazism was defeated, the ideals of Liberal democracy were championed and political correctness was born. Stripping away the layers of propaganda, this thorough analysis provides a fresh interpretation of what the trial really meant and the purposes it served. Utilising standard sources, as well as those purposely ignored by mainstream history, conclusions are reached that are both controversial and significant. The result is not only a rethink of the Nazi epoch, but an up-to-date expose of the motivations behind current world affairs.
Kick Ass Closings is a powerful resource for new and experienced trial lawyers, so they can deliver devastating closing arguments with minimal prep time. This book provides a simple and straightforward template that can be used in any criminal trial and hundreds of sample closing arguments that can be crafted to fit the facts of your case. Used properly, this book can save you time, and increase the power and effectiveness of your closing arguments. More importantly, it will help save lives, and protect the freedom of those whom we defend.