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The Art of War
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Binding: Mass Market Paperback
Dewey Decimal Number: 355.02
EAN: 9781590302255
ISBN: 1590302257
Label: Shambhala
Manufacturer: Shambhala
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 224
Publication Date: 2005-01-11
Publisher: Shambhala
Release Date: 2005-01-11
Studio: Shambhala

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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.


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Summary: "The Art of War"
Comment: Great book! There are many versions of "The Art of War" but I liked this one. It includes Sun Tzu's words along with reviews/commentary from other prominent Chinese from the last 2000 years. It has a lengthy introduction but it is worthwile to read it all. This book is about strategy and information. It is easy to apply in many contemporary settings other than the military. It is a quick read and very worthwhile. This is one of those books you will want to keep and read again at a later date.

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Summary: Can apply to all aspects of life
Comment: As a business major, The Art of War is an excellent tool when it comes to strategizing. However, this book goes beyond the professional. On a personal level, Sun Tzu's writings can apply to all aspects of life and it certainly has helped me. I can only imagine how effective this book is for the military...

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Summary: Classic on the priciples of war
Comment: This ancient classic of 13 chapters was written over 2,500 years ago by the legendary Chinese general Sun Tzu. It is a must have for military buffs that enjoy reading about the tactics of the most succesful generals. It is rumored that Napoleon used a French translation of the Art of War to his advantage while conquering most of Europe, and he lost when he broke its principles.
The principles that are with in this ancient text can also be used in games of strategy, business conflicts, and the day to day battles of life.
Here are ten principles to give you a sample of the wisdom found in its pages:

Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance with out fighting.

If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.

Spies are the most important element in war, because upon them depends an army's ability to move.

All warfare is based on deception.

The general who wins a battle makes many calculations before the battle is fought.

There is no instance of a country having benefited from a prolonged war.

The clever combatant looks to the effect of combined energy, and does not require too much from individuals.

In war, the way is to avoid what is strong and to strike at what is weak.

When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. (So they can retreat).

Move not unless you see an advantage; use not your troops unless there is something to be gained, fight not unless the position is critical.

Taken as a whole this is a book of wisdom and principles on how to win. I rank it in my top ten books I have ever read. It is a must have for any home library. The is a very small book that is quick and easy to read.



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