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The Art of War (edition 2006)

by Sun Zi (Author)

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Inspiring countless business, political and military leaders (Napoleon, Mao Zedong and General MacArthur among them), The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise by Sun Tzu from the 6th century BC. Its 13 chapters are each dedicated to an aspect of warfare. Praised as a definitive work on the art of strategy and tactic, The Art of War now finds its greatest application in the world of business and management.

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Thanks to Sun Tzu, I will never find myself disordered and perplexed if ever I find myself in a dilemma about the means of conquering an opposing force. I'm so relieved I now have these concepts under my belt where I might thwart any unsuspecting foe. ( )
2 vote TheBooksofWrath | Apr 18, 2024 |
Amazing piece of literature that can be implemented even in our modern lives, especially if you're part of some competition. ( )
  nyshkin | Mar 20, 2024 |
I prefer 3.9. Interesting. It's okay. I like war strategy and succeeding in war tactics. ( )
  hayprincessa | Feb 2, 2024 |
Somewhat hilariously literal. I'm not sure why this is still used as such a popular business and strategy book. Praise for being extremely clear and concise, but criticism for stating the obvious while seeming to be willfully ignorant of external factors with advice along the lines of "Don't make any mistakes and you will win." WELL THANKS. NEVER WOULD'VE THOUGHT OF THAT MYSELF. ( )
  Jenniferforjoy | Jan 29, 2024 |
I listened to the audible version by Aidan Gillen. He does an phenomenal job reading this. I've listened to this book 3 times. It's more of a guidebook to pick up and read sections as needed vs sitting down and listening/reading through the whole book. ( )
  Beckles | Dec 4, 2023 |
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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.
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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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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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Business. Politics. Self-Improvement. Nonfiction. HTML:

Inspiring countless business, political and military leaders (Napoleon, Mao Zedong and General MacArthur among them), The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise by Sun Tzu from the 6th century BC. Its 13 chapters are each dedicated to an aspect of warfare. Praised as a definitive work on the art of strategy and tactic, The Art of War now finds its greatest application in the world of business and management.

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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.
Warhammer Ancient Battles: Art Of War - The Art of War: The Chinese approach to warfare 2205 BCE – 280 CE is a source book for Warhammer Ancient Battles. China has the longest continuous civilisation in history and was finally unified by the First Emperor in 221 BCE. The Warring States period was over, and Qin victorious! Yet only 16 years later, the Qin Dynasty was in turmoil, the Emperor dead and all that would remain of his legacy would be the silent warriors of Xian- the Terracotta army. This source book contains an historical overview that covers the principle military events and developments of Chinese culture from small bands of tribal warriors right up to the mighty Imperial armies that dominated Asia. Featured within this book are detailed army lists including: Shang Dynasty Zhou Dynasty Warring States Eastern Steppe Nomads Han Dynasty Red Eyebrow Rebels Yellow Scarves Religious Cultists Three Kingdoms Using these army lists and variants within them you can create over 34 different varieties of armies from early Chinese history! Other resources included are scenarios, battles, a campaign system and Ruses for use in your games, as well as advice for modelling Chinese armies and terrain in full colour. The Art of War also contains a full colour section portraying the armies of the time and a wealth of illustrations and maps. - Warhammer Historical Rules
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