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Impact of Lao Tzu, Confucius and Sun Tzu on Current Business Philosophies

Part of the China Ready Suite - Participants of the course will be equipped with an understanding of the key themes of the respective philosophers of Lao Tzu, Confucius and Sun Tzu and their application to modern business. In the case of Lao Tzu the application of “nature” to enterprise management and growth; Confucius, “benevolence, righteousness, etiquette, wisdom, and trust” in enterprise management and interaction with people, and Sun Tzu’s “conquering without fighting” in business negotiation, competitiveness and market growth.

Course Content:

  • Introduction to the philosophical thinking of Lao Tzu, Confucius and Sun Tzu and their application to modern business
  • Lao Tzu’s philosophy of “nature” and its application in enterprise management, business growth, business negotiation, project planning and so on.
  • Confucius’s “benevolence, righteousness, etiquette, wisdom and trust” and the relevant application in enterprise management, interaction with people, and in direction of development
  • Sun Tzu’s concept of “conquering without fighting” and its application in business negotiation, competitiveness and market growth.


Class activities are designed to be learner-centred and will incorporate real life work scenarios. Led by trainers who are effectively billingual in English & Chinese and possess real-time business knowledge, this course will engage participants in presentation and practices to achieve maximum learning.

Learning Outcomes:

Develop the skill to be more alert or sensitive to read between the lines of their China counterparts’ subtle expressions attributed by the Chinese philosophical influence. This would help to avoid or alleviate misunderstandings during meetings or negotiations.

Target Participants: Professionals, Managers, Executives
Medium of Instruction: 
Min. Chinese Proficiency of Applicant: C6 Pass for GCE ‘O’ Level

Course Details:

Upcoming Classes: 
27th November 2018, Tuesday 
10.00am to 7.00pm

Toa Payoh Central CC - Seminar Room (#05-05)
93 Toa Payoh Central, Central Community Building
S'pore (319194)


Upcoming Classes: 
19th November 2018, Monday
10.00am to 7.00pm

Hillview CC - Activity Room 1, Level 3
1 Hillview Rise,
S'pore (667970)

Total Training Hours:
8 hours 
Registration Closing Date: 7 days before course commencement

Course Fees:

  Singapore Citizens/
Permanent Residents
(21-39 yrs old)
SG Citizens ≥ 40yrs
Workfare Training Support (WTS)
Full Course Fees
(incl. 7% GST)
$481.50 $481.50 $481.50
 Training Grant $112.50 $375.00 $427.50
Amount Payable
(incl. 7% GST)
$369.00 $106.50 $54.00
Prices shown are not inclusive of application fee and any other additional fees that may be stipulated

Further offset your course fees by using your SkillsFuture Credits!


Assessment & Certification: 

Participants who achieve 75% attendance and pass the end-of-course assessment will be awarded the Certificate of Proficiency.

Download the Enrolment Form here


Contact Us:

Tel: 6505 3840 / 6334 1080
Contact Person: Karen Ooi


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