Sun Tzu - The Art of War
Here is a seminal work on the philosophy of successful
leadership that is as applicable to contemporary business as it is to war.
writings of the ancient warrior Sun Tzu have provided tremendous wisdom to generations
through the ages. Sun Tzu is as eagerly studied by modern politicians and
executives as by military leaders since ancient times, this 2,000-year-old work studies
competition and conflict on every level, from the interpersonal to the international.
"Thomas Cleary's translation of Sun Tzu's 2,000
years old The Art of War makes immediately relevant one of the greatest Chinese classical
texts. There's not a dated maxim or vague prescription in it. 'To win without
fighting is best,' Sun Tzu said. For him war was coeval.
this book, and you can throw out all those contemporary books about managerial
leadership." -- Newsweek.
This is the ultimate guide to war, and although most of its premises seem like common
sense, it is amazing how many times in history they have been ignored.
Definitely an ingenious look at strategy that still holds true today.
this book half the chance, and you stand to gain a lot. Don't read it and
you're missing an opportunity of a lifetime.
The ultimate point in strategy ! Sun Tzu's 'The Art of War' is the best book
ever written on earth. If I had a chance to read only one book in life, it
would be The Art of War.
Sun Tzu tells you how to crush your enemy but the book has deep meanings far beyond the
violent side of the war. It teaches strategy, preparation, patience, timing,
and basically the mind and the spirit of a real strategist.
The best thing in this book is that it is completely transferable to many things in life:
You can apply it to stock investments, to management and to interpersonal relationships
and so on.
One last thing as an example : Sun Tzu in some part of the book states the things common
in winning armies. In this list one of the items is "[the winning army
is] whose ranks are all animated by the same spirit". Here is what they
tell you in MBA programs, in organizational behaviour courses : the importance of
organizational culture. There are many others to discover in this book.
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