A New Classic: The Qi Men Art of Decision Making

What Sun Tzu and Zhuge Liang left behind for this data-driven generation of dreamers

Qi Men Dun Jia dates back 3,000 years ago when ancient military superstar Zhuge Liang employed this system to develop winning strategies at war.

Source: Red Cliff (2008) by John Woo
Source: Red Cliff (2008) by John Woo

Naturally, he combined ‘The Art of War’ philosophies from Sun Tzu, another legendary tactician from almost a millennium before himself.


Throughout Zhuge Liang’s military career, the metaphysics tool has proven to be more than just a clever forecaster. The Qi Men Dun Jia system can calculate energy imprint of a specific moment in time and space, enabling one to have a bird’s eye view of order and challenges from all sides.


With this powerful knowledge and ability, one is able to formulate infinite actionable trajectories and pick their battles suitably.


You and I are no different to Zhuge Liang and Sun Tzu. Our fights are set on varied levels and scales, but we all fight.


We fight for our own markers of success.


Our fights comprise of big and small battles. Making the right decisions in small battles are just as important as in the big ones. How do I make good my better, and better my best? How would I know?


The essence of all subject matters in Chinese Metaphysics leads us to doing the right thing at the right time. Qi Men Dun Jia’s specialty is to put someone ‘in the right place at the right time’ to ultimately achieve the best results.

A New Classic

Big data keeps growing. We are in need of strategic, measurable, and timely analytics more than ever before. Practical with proven-results, the ancient Chinese Metaphysics tool becomes relevant again in the age of fingertip convenience.

Source: GoDataDriven
Source: GoDataDriven

In the thirteenth and last chapter of Joey Yap’s Qi Men Sun Tzu Warcraft, one line really stood out to me in the commentary; “Information reduces risk. Information creates results.


If you have the intention to start a business be it right now or later, you best do as much research as possible on the current market sentiment and the operational challenges. ‘Passion’ will not hold your hustle up. (Truth.) Getting the right resources and putting the right people in the right places will. Well, all those and a whole lot of grit.


When the economy is bearish like it is now, would you go short and cry over sunk cost? Would you delve deeper into the thick of things? If you do have the liquidity, where would you place your wager? Unless you have a knack for market trends and complex spreadsheets, you won’t be able to spot the winning pick as easily.

Get Lucky

We often hear about people getting lucky and credit it to them being at the right place at the right time. In reality, how many of us truly take that bull by the horns?

Source: Adweek
Source: Adweek

Sun Tzu and Zhuge Liang wouldn’t have depended on luck to win their wars. Neither would I. In truth, ‘luck’ is a skill that which one can acquire. Qi Men Dun Jia is meant to take us farther in life with its surgical precision in forecasting and executing.


In the end, all our goals and ambitions will only remain as dreams if we do not walk the talk. Actions speaks louder than words and our dreams do not work unless we do. All I really want to say is, may the force be with your decision making.

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