The Art of War
Like Machiavelli's The Prince and the Japanese Book of Five Rings, Sun Tzu's The Art of War is as timely for business people today as it was for military strategists in ancient China. Written in China more than 2,000 years ago, Sun Tzu's classic The Art of War is the first known study of the... show more
Like Machiavelli's The Prince and the Japanese Book of Five Rings, Sun Tzu's The Art of War is as timely for business people today as it was for military strategists in ancient China. Written in China more than 2,000 years ago, Sun Tzu's classic The Art of War is the first known study of the planning and conduct of military operations. These terse, aphoristic essays are unsurpassed in comprehensiveness and depth of understanding, examining not only battlefield maneuvers, but also relevant economic, political, and psychological factors. Indeed, the precepts outlined by Sun Tzu regularly applied outside the realm of military theory. It is read avidly by Japanese businessmen and was touted in the movie Wall Street as the corporate raider's bible. Providing a much-needed translation of this classic, Samuel Griffith has made this powerful and unique work even more relevant to the modern world. Including an explanatory introduction and selected commentaries on the work, this edition makes Sun Tzu's timeless classic perfectly accessible to modern readers.
Publish date: September 15th 1971
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pages no: 197
Edition language: English
I forgot I read this in my serial reading app. it wasn't as amazing as I thought it would be but it's good.
This book was recommended to me as a self-help and management classic written 1,000 of years ago. To appreciate its value one must read it as a self-help and management book with a lot of attention to all the wisdom such ancient books carry. I've re-read the book at different stages of my life and i...
Within “The Art of War” are three distinct though similar treatise written across over 2000 years and three different cultures that instruct the reader not only how to succeed in war but also politics and business. The opening treatise is the titular “Art of War”, Sun Tzu gives his readers a conci...
This book makes sense on so many levels, and I can see why it’s a work of study for so many people around the world. This is a book I plan to reread many times over. The part that sticks in my mind the most is the idea of practicing the moral law. If more leaders would employ this in the U.S., we wo...
Credo che per capire davvero un libro del genere bisogna fare molte letture approfondite. Sono d'accordo con il commento all'edizione che ho (di Wu Ming): molto probabilmente tutti quei manager che leggono Sun Tzu - così com'è o rivisitato - non hanno capito granché dei principi del maestro oriental...