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A manual on the rational planning and conduct of military operations written over two millennia ago in China.
Title:The Art of War: The Definitive Interpretation of Sun Tzu's Classic Book of Strategy
Authors:Sun Tzu (Author)
Info:Tuttle Publishing (2022), 144 pages
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What I most remember and best learned from this is, find ways not to go to war, find ways not to fight whenever possible. ( )
  mykl-s | Feb 24, 2023 |
The Art of War

“In order to know your enemy you have to know how they operate and how their mind and strategy works. Make alliances, execute the plan in quietude, and the battle will be won.” ( )
  Kaianna.Isaure | Dec 12, 2022 |

Still great. Not that I was in any doubt. ( )
  veritymck | Dec 4, 2022 |
The Art of War by Sun Tzu is a book that has been read by many success-minded individuals. I recommend this book because success comes from intelligence and information, and The Art of War is full of both. Sun Tzu was a Chinese military general, strategist, and philosopher who lived in the 6th century BC, and his text has been used as a reference for military strategy ever since. The book is divided into 13 chapters, each of which covers a different aspect of warfare. While the book was written with military conflict in mind, the strategies and principles outlined within are applicable to any situation where competition or conflict exists. For anyone looking to gain a competitive edge, I highly recommend reading The Art of War. ( )
  Azmir_Fakir | Oct 31, 2022 |
Reread: This book definitely ages well in relation to how long it's been since I first read it. It's quotable, applicable to everyday life once you level up critical thinking and fun with the right social circle. Extra points to listen to it read by Bob Neufeld on Librivox. That Brit knows how to work the old, sagely voice, and he reads a lot of classics tied to Eastern philosophy. So my second time reading this book has reinforced my "aged" opinion of the book and further made my original impression and review irrelevant.

Original review: I couldn't get into it. I'm sure someone that doesn't mind this kind of format with one-liners and interpreting Chinese euphemisms which meanings don't translate well and similar issues. The comments in the book by previous translators help, but even those comments require a solid understanding of Chinese military history. So I got lost. The parts I could understand were variations of similar, common sense topics of military strategy but written poetically. I think I appreciate the poetry of ancient Chinese writing more than the advice it had to offer: avoid direct fighting, whittle your enemy with stealth, use your environment, etc. It also iterated what I learned reading a Pierre Berton book on the War of 1812: war is about finances and supplies. Often the march itself is what kills the army, so the better supplies and the shorter supply line, the better. But...Pierre Berton illustrates that better to my preference. Again, I suspect this has more to do with the format: brief poetic lines that require a deeper understanding of the context versus story narrative. ( )
  leah_markum | Oct 28, 2022 |
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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
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Sawyer, Mei-chün LeeContributorsecondary 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.
If you know the enemy and know yourself, your victory will not stand in doubt.
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A manual on the rational planning and conduct of military operations written over two millennia ago in China.

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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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