Gary Gagliardi, Thomas Huynh, Becky Sheetz, Lisa Nemeth Cavanagh, and Ron Mente explore business agility and digital transformation from their unique vantage points and experiences through the lens of Sun Tzu’s The Art of War.


Gary Gagliardi

Multiple award-winning author, speaker, and the founder and CEO of an INC. 500 software company, Gary teaches a well-organized set of strategic rules based on Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. Gary helps organizations train their people to understand and adapt to dynamic competitive business environments. This training helps individuals make better competitive decisions where traditional methods of planning break down because of our inability to predict future events.

Specialties: Classical front-line strategy, adult education, high-tech, software development, sales training, marketing training, management training, consumer products, franchising, languages, multicultural influences, Chinese history and culture, Sun Tzu, the art of war, and many more.

See the Science of Strategy Institute (SOSI) and Amazon for more (many more books).

Thomas Huynh

Thomas Huynh founder of Sonshi.com and writer of GeniusOfLove.org blog. Thomas Cuong Huynh (born 1973) is an author, translator, and scholar of the Chinese classic Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States.

Thomas Huynh was born in Saigon, Vietnam, in 1973. In 1999, Huynh founded Sonshi, an educational resource for Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. He wrote The Art of War: Spirituality for Conflict, a translation and verse-by-verse annotation coauthored with Marc Benioff and Thomas Cleary, published in 2008. Huynh received his master’s of business degree from Vanderbilt University, and teaches Sun Tzu’s principles in business. At Google he presented concepts on how to succeed in competition. In 2008, Bloomberg Business Week selected him as among the most engaged contributors of the year. Huynh started the Genius of Love blog inspired by Genius of Love song in 2019.

See Sonshi and Amazon for more.

Becky Sheetz

Becky is a business trainer and speaker, martial arts master and author. She’s an engaging speaker for corporations and women’s business groups, and her half and full day trainings have been highly regarded for transforming the way women approach and live out their careers. An expert on Sun Tzu’s strategy, she speaks to groups of men and women. Her clients have included Delta Airlines, Oscar Mayer, Engility Corporation, The International Association of Women in Fire & Emergency Services (I-Women), Women’s Council or Realtors, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB), Missouri Women’s Council, Diversity & Flexibility Alliance, American Health Care Association, US Naval Academy Alumni Association, Women’s Business Center of North Carolina (partnership with the SBA) and many more.

Becky is the author of Sun Tzu for Women: The Art of War for Winning in Business, and The Art of War for Small Business: Defeat the Competition and Dominate the Market with the Masterful Strategies of Sun Tzu, which has been translated into Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and Arabic. She’s the author of the Barcharts’ widely circulated Business 101: The Art of War. Her most recent work was as a contributor to the 2016 Women and Asian Martial Traditions, a publication of the Journal of Asian Martial Arts.

A Grand Master in jujitsu, Becky teaches in Northern Virginia at Prestige Sport Martial Arts. Becky has put Sun Tzu into practice throughout her martial arts career by overcoming larger and stronger adversaries with superior strategy and execution.

See Sun Tzu Strategies and Amazon for more.

Lisa Nemeth Cavanagh

Lisa Cavanagh, Practice Executive at Micro Strategies, is responsible for leading the analytics, security, hybrid IT, managed services and business process & content services practices. In this role, she partners with the individual practice leaders to design and deliver solutions that address critical business needs, allowing customers to achieve their organizational objectives.

Prior to joining Micro Strategies, Lisa worked at Bed Bath and Beyond for over two decades where she served in several technology roles of increasing responsibility, most recently as the Vice President, Customer Experience and Marketing Technology Platforms.

Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Management from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ). She has CQ Certification from Change Catalysts and has completed course work for Real World Risk through Real World Risk Institute.

Ron Mente

Ron Mente, Director of Cloud and Emerging Technologies, is responsible for the strategy, sales and services related to Micro Strategies’ Hybrid IT practice. The practice spans on premise data center solutions and cloud-based technologies.

In this fast moving market, Ron focuses on understanding technology trends and ensures that Micro Strategies’ solutions are positioned to meet clients’ business requirements.

Ron is also responsible for developing and managing strategic partnerships with leading platform providers to ensure the products underlying Micro Strategies’ solution offerings are best of breed.

Prior to his current role, Ron was part of Micro Strategies’ enterprise sales group, where he assisted fortune 500 companies with their platform and data center needs. He began his career with Micro Strategies in the data center engineering group, where he architected and deployed data center solutions for clients across a broad range of industries.

Before joining Micro Strategies, Ron held client service positions at several Fortune 1000 firms, including a global pharmaceutical company and a regional telecommunications vendor.