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L' arte della guerra by Sun Tzu

L' arte della guerra (edition 2005)

by Sun Tzu, Riccardo Fracasso

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Title:L' arte della guerra
Authors:Sun Tzu
Other authors:Riccardo Fracasso
Info:Roma, Grandi Tascabili Economici Newton, 2005
Collections:Your library
Tags:culture, filosofia, to-read, GRimport

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The Art of War by Sun Tzu

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Sempre quis ter este livro na minha Biblioteca e é sem dúvida indispensável na mesma. O motivo é simples e óbvio: permite de uma forma fria e pragmática analisar um problema ou uma situação e agir da forma mais eficaz. Não é necessário aspirar a ser um grande líder militar ou empresarial para entender e aplicar as ideias apresentadas. Este é um livro puramente pessoal e que cabe a cada um tirar o seu próprio partido do mesmo. A cultura asiática tem fama por dar valor ao introvertido, ao sábio e à eficácia, e ao ler, verá isto reflectido. Dou também os meus agradecimentos ao tradutor Lionel Giles e às suas notas, que foram igualmente indispensáveis para entender melhor os pontos apresentados em todos os capítulos. Se gostar de um auxilio para tomada de decisões e manter uma mente equilibrada, Recomendo.

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  Igor_Veloso | May 12, 2019 |
This book is about strategy and deception. It features tips on how to pretend to be weak when strong, or vice versa. You need to know your strengths and weaknesses, along with the enemy's. Sometimes you will need to change your plans as things don't always go your way. The book also describes unexpected attacks, which are often better to use as preparation is a strong factor in the victor. Supposedly, you can understand how to win, but can still lose. There are two types of attack; "indirect and direct".
I found this book kind of interesting. It's really affected pop culture, as I noticed that many movies and shows have referenced it. I've heard about this book being used in business tactics along with war, which is a little scary. This means commercialism may become the new version of nationalism. I've also heard pupils have to study this in college and highschool, which honestly I don't look forward to. Though this book was good, I wouldn't read it again. I would recommend this if you wanted to plot a prank. 7/10 ( )
  CarolinaT.G1 | Mar 25, 2019 |
I'm so glad I finally read this historic book. I found it very interesting and understand why it has been adapted to suit other fields -- notably management. And the version of the book I bought is beautiful in itself. Bound in traditional Chinese style, with each page folded in half and only printed on the outside. Hard to rate -- it is what it is as they say -- but I'm rating it highly because it has stood the test of time. ( )
  LynnB | Mar 3, 2019 |
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 |
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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
Sawyer, Ralph D.Translatorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ames, Roger T.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brick, ScottNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cawthorne, NigelIntroductionsecondary 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
Kramer, Gert-JanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lévi, JeanTraductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Liddell Hart, B.H.Forewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mantegna, JoeNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Minford, JohnTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pieterse, AndersTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Porter, RayNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Raver, LornaNarratorsecondary 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.
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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.
All warfare is based on deception.
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The original and bestselling leadership book! Sun Tzu's ideas on survival and success have been read across the world for centuries. Today they can still be applied to business, politics and life. The Art of War demonstrates how to win without conflict. It shows that with enough intelligence and planning, it is possible to conquer with a minimum of force and little destruction. This luxury hardback edition includes an introduction by Tom Butler-Bowdon that draws out lessons for managers and business leaders, and highlights the power of Sun Tzu's thinking in everyday life.
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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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