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|Written 2500 years ago, The Art of War is the oldest military treatise in the world, a classic study of competition and rivalry that has been utilized by soldiers ever since. Napoleon studied its strategies and tactics. It is required reading for intelligence personnel in the United States Marine Corps. "Warriors" of Wall Street and in corporation cultures rely on it for guidance. It's even been rumored to help players win at the board game Risk.This 1910 translation by the British Museum's Lionel Giles is the most popular one available, a highly readable version of this still startlingly relevant text.Lionel Giles also translated The Book of Mencius and Sayings of Confucius.Sun Tzu lived in China in the 6th century B.C. and was a contemporary of Confucius.|
|Number Of Pages||56 pages|
|Translated by||Lionel Giles|
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I love this pocket version of "The Art Of War". It is a convenient way to bring the ideology of Sun Tzu with you wherever you go.
What person can deal with life and all that it brings (especially in the business world) without an understanding of this book and the mind that created it. It is a clear and precise understanding of the business world and all the mechanics of life you may encounter.
If you Love "The Art Of War" and utilize it's resources in your daily life as I do you should not pass up on this little treasure.
This was purchased to add to a growing library of philosophy and military tactical advice. Many people may ask how this works together, in true military tactics winners often utilize philosophy and peaceful posturing versus actual combat. This book is the translated works of multiple ancient Chinese Emperors, generals and philosophers and their "understanding" of the Art of War. Thomas Cleary is a true genius when it comes to translating ancient Chinese texts' one of the best in his field, renowned for it he creates a pleasurable reading experience with his knowledge and translations as well as the way he puts it together.
It is a book that any true student of philosophy or military tactics should include in their library.
This is an excellant book for someone that can understand thoughts conveyed in short simple sentences . This book is comprised of answers to unasked questions . The questions are part of the answer . The book was written by a Chinese General about 800 years ago and has to do with observations made by him through the years of many battles that will indicate those things one must know to prevail . Modern day example : "The person that knows land navigation will find their way . The person that does not know land navigation must hope to be found" .He learned from experience and now you can learn from his . This is not geared just to war but to the art of knowing your advisary and the borders within which you are functioning .These observations are necessary in business as well . Pretty simply put , you must pay attention to all the aspects of any given situation and know how to use this information to your advantage . You can't lose by purchasing this book . If it does not help you it would make an excellent regift .
I really was enlightened by this book.Some of the principles in this book on war tactics, can be applied in our daily lives(preparation,strategy,etc.)The only problem with the book was,to fully understand some of the practices and strategies,you at times had to re-read pages several times to understand what was being explained.Overall a good book.
The Are of War is a great book if war interests you in general. It's not something you sit and read, but contains quotes for you to understand...well, the art of war.