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The Art of War: An Illustrated Edition (edition 2004)

by Sun Tzu

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An enduring classic, an absolute must-read for every business person and military mind the world over. ( )
  spooks101 | Dec 4, 2018 |
"If you know the enemy and know yourself, your victory will not stand in doubt."

Sun Tzu's Art of War is basic common sense - not just about war, but leadership and human nature as well. Quick, concise, and refreshingly no-nonsense. ( )
  Gezemice | Oct 29, 2018 |
The book is written 500 BC and it managed to survive the ages.

However, the tips offered are not really applicable in the 21st century. Furthermore, this book is translated from Chinese to English and some essence is lost during the translation. You are better off reading the Chinese version If you know Chinese.

There are better books out there on wars such as 36 stratagem (aka the sequel to art of war) or 3 kingdoms. ( )
  Jason.Ong.Wicky | Oct 9, 2018 |
What a curious book. I listened to a reading of it and so my reading could scarcely be called more than an overview. This short book is definitely one to be read contemplatively and over a long time. ( )
  Mattmcmanus | Aug 23, 2018 |
A very quick read of a classic. I had always been meaning to get around to this book, and I did not realize how short it was. The version I have contains more commentary than the actual writing, and I did not bother with the commentary.

The book is basically a series of maxims that describe how to lead as a general at war. I think its appeal is universal, and many of the ideas can be applied as strategic thinking in other aspects of life. I don't think it was all that profound, but then again, its ideas have been used for centuries. It was nice to be able to read where a lot of them came from. ( )
  msaucier818 | Apr 9, 2018 |
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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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War is a howling, baying jackal.
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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.
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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.
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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. Inspir ?a Napolen?, Maquiavelo, Mao Tse Tung, y muchas ms? figuras histr?icas. Este libro de dos mil quinientos a?s de antig edad es uno de los ms? importantes textos cls?icos Chinos, en el que, a pesar del tiempo transcurrido, ninguna de sus mx?imas ha quedado anticuada, ni hay un solo consejo que hoy no sea til. Pero la obra del general Sun-tzu no es nicamente un libro de prc?tica militar, sino un tratado que ense? la estrategia suprema de aplicar con sabidura? el conocimiento de la naturaleza humana en los momentos de confrontacin?. No es, por tanto, un libro sobre la guerra; es una obra para comprender las rac?es de un conflicto y buscar una solucin?. "La mejor victoria es vencer sin combatir," nos dice Sun-tzu, "y a es la distincin? entre el hombre prudente y el ignorante."… (more)

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