James Gimian has been studying and teaching Sun Tzu’s Art of War for 25 years in classroom, boardroom, and experiential education settings in North America and Europe. He is the author of The Rules of Victory (2008), which presents the Art of War’s profound strategic practices for skilful leadership. He is also general editor and lead author of the best-selling translation Art of War: The Denma Translation (2001), which has received critical acclaim by military officers, business leaders, and Chinese scholars. Both books focus on how to work more effectively with the chaos and conflict we encounter in the natural course of our lives, whether at home, at work, or in the bigger world.
With over thirty-five years experience in the publishing and bookselling business, James is currently the publisher of two magazines. The Shambhala Sun, North America’s oldest and most widely-read Buddhist-inspired magazine, brings a contemplative view to all the important issues in life. Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s s Quarterly is the first in-depth, practice-oriented journal for everyone with a serious interest in Buddhism.
James has been studying Tibetan Buddhism since 1972. He graduated from Buddhist seminary in 1979, and is an authorized meditation instructor and teacher in the lineage of Tibetan meditation master, Chögyam Trungpa. James and his wife, writer and editor Carolyn Rose Gimian, live in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where they enjoy the occasional visit by their college-age daughter Jenny.