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The Art of War - Sun Tzu
The Art of War
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If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle....These are the words of... show more
If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle....These are the words of ancient Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu, whose now-classic treatise, The Art of War, was written more than 2,500 years ago. Originally a text for victory on the battlefield, the book has vastly transcended its original purpose.Here is a seminal work on the philosophy of successful leadership that is as applicable to contemporary business as it is to war. Today many leading American business schools use the text as required reading for aspiring managers, and even Oliver Stone's award-winning film Wall Street cites The Art of War as a guide to those who strive for success.Now acclaimed novelist James Clavell, for whom Sun Tzu's writing has been an inspiration, gives us a newly edited Art of War. Author of the best-selling Asian saga consisting of Shogun, Tai-Pan, Gai-jin, King Rat, Noble House, and Whirlwind, Clavell first heard about Sun Tzu in Hong Kong in 1977, and since then The Art Of War has been his constant companion--he refers to it frequently in Noble House. He has taken a 1910 translation of the book and clarified it for the contemporary reader. This new edition of The Art Of War is an extraordinary book made even more relevant by an extraordinary editor.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780385299855 (0385299850)
Publisher: Delta
Pages no: 82
Edition language: English
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AdventurousBooks
AdventurousBooks rated it
4.0 The Art of War
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.
Mindfulness-training
Mindfulness-training rated it
5.0 Art of War as Self help and Management book
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...
mattries37315
mattries37315 rated it
3.0 Three Different Views on the Same Outcome
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...
Joel Hunter Gun
Joel Hunter Gun rated it
5.0 The Art of War
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...
A bookworm in the library
A bookworm in the library rated it
3.0 L'arte della guerra
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...
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