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Gary Gagliardi is a multiple award-winning author, successful high-tech entrepreneur, an internationally-known strategic trainer, and America's leading authority on the ancient Chinese system of Sun Tzu.

Among his accomplishments are:

  • Authoring over two dozen books on technology, business, marketing, and self-help, with ten of his books winning award recognition in eleven different non-fiction categories,
  • Appearing as a strategy expert on hundreds of radio and TV shows all across the country,
  • Building an Inc. 500 accounting software company with offices across the U.S. and in Europe,
  • Having his books have been translated into a dozen different languages and published around the world,
  • Speaking all over the world and training the employees of some of the world's largest organizations in competitive strategy, including the organizations listed on the far right hand column.
  • Working as the editor-in-chief of the Unix Journal, later known as the Open Systems Journal promoting open systems software solutions.
  • Winning a lifetime certification in computer data-processing from ICCP, and is an alumnus of the Harvard Graduate School of Business.

After a quick rise in corporate sales and marketing management first at Bic Pen and then at Tandy Corporation, Gary started FourGen Software in the 1980s. As its award-winning CEO, Gary led FourGen for over fourteen years of growth to became one of America's Inc. 500 fastest growing companies, known for successfully using Sun Tzu's ideas in business. After selling FourGen in 1997, he was invited to speak on the productive strategies of Sun Tzu to organizations around the world. After treatment for cancer, he started writing about Sun Tzu for the general public. Since 2001, ten of his books have won award-recognition in seven different non-fiction categories, including the Ben  Franklin Award for the Best Self-Help Book for the Golden Key to Strategy. His books are sold around the world. More of his books are sold in translation than in their original English.

Gary is the founder of the Science of Strategy Institute, a professional membership organization dedicated to the study of Sun Tzu's methods of making competition productive instead of destructive. Professional strategy trainers all over the world use the Institute's lessons and exercises to teach traditional strategic methods. Because of Gary's work, hundreds of thousands of people use the secrets of productive rather than destructive competition every day both in their professional and personal lives.