Jodi Wing is a former New Yorker and strategic marketing consultant who relocated to Los Angeles ten years ago. Jodi's debut novel, The Art of Social War (HarperCollins) is based on the Art of War by Sun Tzu and is a satire about Very Bad Behavior and Social Warfare, two subjects on which she has become quite expert.
The novel's content resonated with readers in a decidedly non-fictional manner (employing the Art of War as a successful life strategy), and she is currently working on her second book, a field-guide for girls and women entitled The Art of Peace: Prepare to Triumph & Become Invincible! This second book focuses on developing the strategic and critical thinking skills needed to overcome Very Bad Behavior and Social Crime.
To activate this philosophy, three years ago Jodi created and piloted ‘The Art of Peace Club,' within LAUSD/LA's BEST after-school enrichment program. The mission of the Art of Peace Club is to help girls develop solution-based, winning life strategies for managing social conflict and competition through the prism of "The Art of War". The results to date have been impressive, and have garnered Jodi and her work the attention of various media outlets, Parents' Leagues, and the TED Youth committee, where she was honored to speak about The Art of Peace doctrine at their September 2011 conference in Santa Monica. CA.