The Art of War
Conflict is an inevitable part of life, according to this ancient Chinese classic of strategy, but everything necessary to deal with conflict wisely, honorably, victoriously, is already present within us. Compiled more than two thousand years ago by a mysterious warrior-philosopher, The Art of... show more
Conflict is an inevitable part of life, according to this ancient Chinese classic of strategy, but everything necessary to deal with conflict wisely, honorably, victoriously, is already present within us. Compiled more than two thousand years ago by a mysterious warrior-philosopher, The Art of War is still perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world, as eagerly studied in Asia by modern politicians and executives as it has been by military leaders since ancient times. As a study of the anatomy of organizations in conflict, The Art of War applies to competition and conflict in general, on every level from the interpersonal to the international. Its aim is invincibility, victory without battle, and unassailable strength through understanding the physics, politics, and psychology of conflict.
Publish date: January 11th 2005
Pages no: 170
Edition language: English
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...
Was I supposed to giggle while reading this? Because I did. Now let's see if my newfound knowledge on warfare will help me win strategic games more often.