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The Art of War: The New Illustrated Edition (edition 2012)

by Sun Tzu, Samuel B. Griffith (Translator)

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Title:The Art of War: The New Illustrated Edition
Authors:Sun Tzu
Other authors:Samuel B. Griffith (Translator)
Info:Duncan Baird (2012), Edition: Ill, Hardcover, 272 pages
Collections:Your library, In Translation
Rating:****
Tags:ideas, china, war

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¿El arte de la guerra?, fácilmente podría llamarse El arte de la vida (pero entonces probablemente no lo hubiese leído porque ese titulo parece mucho de autoayuda, así que supongo que El arte de la guerra funciona mejor). Estrategias que pueden aplicarse en cualquier área de competencia y una gran ventana a la antigua civilización china.

El libro que todo político debería leer. ( )
  Glire | Jun 22, 2016 |
3 stars only because this was read by Aidan Gillen. (Downgraded to 2 stars.)

I was disappointed. This has been heralded as ancient wisdom that the reader can still apply to all sorts of conflicts. With the exception of the passages on how to earn loyalty & set boundaries, this was really only applicable to how to fight a battle. Yes, I know you can make metaphors out of some of it. But using pugilistic metaphors in interpersonal relationships does not appeal to me at all - I'm trying to get along with people in my life, not gain the upper hand. As for business dealings, I can see wisdom in preparing your business for potential scenarios; I also see some paranoia in it when it goes too far.

I'll probably give it another listen at some point. But I was not wowed by this at all. ( )
  LauraCerone | May 26, 2016 |
I actually listened to the new recording made by the infamous GOT Littlefinger, Aidan Gillen. Pure wow. Precise, succinct, crafty. ( )
  sydsavvy | Apr 8, 2016 |
Honestly, anyone who have ever read a good title that involves war will recognise some of Sun Tzu's strategies. Maybe I was expecting something more than raw guidelines that are neither new nor brilliant. It is true that this book shows strategies that can be applied on our daily bases activities, but personally, I was not cut out to fight in life's battlefields I rather stay with the real arts. ( )
  Glaucialm | Feb 18, 2016 |
Pretty dull going, even by audiobook. The narrators were great, though, and there were times that the footnotes saved me. ( )
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Sun Tzuova knjiga Umeće ratovanja, je jedno od najznačajnijih klasičnih kineskih dela.

Ova knjiga ne sadrži ni jednu zastarelu maksimu ili nejasno uputstvo. Najbolje je pobediti bez borbe, rekao je Sun Tzu. Za njega je rat bio sastavni deo života.

Pažljivo pročitajte ovu knjigu, i sve savremene knjige koje govore o upravljanju državom više vam se neće činiti dostojne pažnje.
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Ralph Sawyer has produced a lively translation, with a historical essay and explanatory notes, of Sun-tzu’s classic work.
[...]
Sun-tzu has nothing to teach us about the technological aspects of war or the logistics required to feed a modern army, and his work obviously cannot speak to certain complex political relations between modern nations. But Sun-tzu’s book has much value, for it says a lot about how a commander should approach his enemy, how he should decide to attack or to retreat, how to outsmart an enemy, and what it takes to be victorious. He presents his ideas in a logical, principled way that is consistent with his deeper philosophy of nature.
 

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Tzu, Sunprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ames, Roger T.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brick, ScottNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Clavell, JamesEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cleary, Thomas F.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Denma Translation GroupTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Frasier, ShellyNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Galvin, DallasEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Giles, LionelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gimian, JamesTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Griffith, Samuel B.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Heath, DaveNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Huang, J. H.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hulskramer, GeorgeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Karkkolainen, HeikkiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Liddell Hart, B.H.Forewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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War is a howling, baying jackal.
Sun Tzu said:
The art of war is of vital importance to the State.
Translator's Introduction: According to an old story, a lord of ancient China once asked his physician, a member of a family of healers, which of them was the most skilled in the art.
[Thomas Cleary]
Sun Tzu believed that even before considering a confrontation—for whatever purpose—it is essential to Calculate a complete analysis of the situation.
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Introduction:  It is an unusual book that was written 2500 years ago in an impenetrable classical language and yet figures on the recommended reading list of the United States Marine Corps.
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A battle that cannot be won is not worth fighting.
All warfare is based on deception.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0195014766, Paperback)

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.

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El Arte de la Guerra es el mejor libro de estrategia de todos los tiempos. Inspiro a Napoleon, Maquiavelo, Mao Tse Tung, y muchas mas figuras historicas. Este libro de dos mil quinientos a?os de antiguedad es uno de los mas importantes textos clasicos Chinos, en el que, a pesar del tiempo transcurrido, ninguna de sus maximas ha quedado anticuada, ni hay un solo consejo que hoy no sea util. Pero la obra del general Sun-tzu no es unicamente un libro de practica militar, sino un tratado que ense?a la estrategia suprema de aplicar con sabiduria el conocimiento de la naturaleza humana en los momentos de confrontacion. No es, por tanto, un libro sobre la guerra; es una obra para comprender las raices de un conflicto y buscar una solucion. ?La mejor victoria es vencer sin combatir,? nos dice Sun-tzu, ?y esa es la distincion entre el hombre prudente y el ignorante.?… (more)

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