The Art of War by Sun Tzu

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The Art of War Read Online Free - Conflict is an inevitable part of life, according to this ancient Chinese classic of strategy, but everything necessary to deal with conflict wisely, honorably, victoriously, is already present within us. Compiled more than two thousand years ago by a mysterious warrior-philosopher, The Art of War is still perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world, as eagerly studied in Asia by modern politicians and executives as it has been by military leaders since ancient times. As a study of the anatomy of organizations in conflict, The Art of War applies to competition and conflict in general, on every level from the interpersonal to the international. Its aim is invincibility, victory without battle, and unassailable strength through understanding the physics, politics, and psychology of conflict.

(Original publication date was circa 500 BCE.)

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ISBN : 1590302257
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 273 pages


Anne rated it ★★★★☆

October 16, 2017

Hey! Look at me stepping outside my comfort zone! I saw this audiobook in the library, and I thought it looked interesting. Hell, I've got 4 kids. This could come in handy. Next year I'll have not one, but two teenage boys. I need to prepare myself to defend my babies home from the invading whores h...

Petra X rated it ★★★★★

May 05, 2015

Simply put, Sun Tzu says that it is better not to fight than to be involved in a conflict, but if you are going to have to fight, then you have to do it to win, and these are the various strategies, often brutal, that will get you that result. Niccolò Machiavelli, in The Prince says if you are in...

Bill rated it ★★★★★

February 16, 2017

Awesome book... Pretty amazing insights. What I really loved is the fact that much of the insights can be used in today's fiercely competitive corporate scenarios as well. Must read! I bought this book at special price from here:

Alejandro rated it ★★★★☆

October 26, 2014

The wise warrior avoids the battle. I can't think in a better quote to begin this review. Sometimes, reading books about war tactics or novels of the genre of war, is confused with glorify wars, destruction, death and all sad things that are results of a war. But, at least, in my case (I can't sp...

Michelle rated it ★★★☆☆

July 28, 2017

This was on the "Surprise Yourself" stack at the library. It was a choice between "Fifty Shades of Grey" and "The Art of War". I took the latter even if I think I'm more of a lover than a fighter. Besides, the stack was on the front desk, choosing the former is kinda awkward. I am quite surprised...

Alex Farrand rated it ★★★★☆

March 10, 2017

I listened to The Art of War for a few reasons; 1) It was only a hour long, 2) It was free because I am an Amazon Prime member, 3) It was narrated by Aiden Gillen, also known as Petyr Baelish, aka Littlefinger. So, I jumped into it, and listened to it during a car ride. The Art of War is a well ve...

Sporkurai rated it ★★★☆☆

May 05, 2007

Evidently, it seems, for the last couple thousand years, EVERYONE has been using the same textbook on how to conduct a war. It also seems to be that nobody even knows for sure who wrote the book or when, but everyone uses it anyway. Included in this book are precious reminders that strategy helps...

Dannii rated it ★★★★☆

July 01, 2016

If anyone is looking for a war general I am available and well versed in war tactics due to this book. Hook me up.

Lyn rated it ★★★☆☆

December 27, 2017

Who reads the Art of War? OK, sure everybody, or anybody can, but who actually does and why? If we could somehow take a survey and create a pie chart of who reads this 2500 year old Chinese manual, what would we find, who reads it? Military professionals, sure; executives, probably – wanna be execut...

Tom rated it ★★★★★

July 17, 2007

So many little wars must be waged daily. Works on the battlefield and the office. CLASSICS: "When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move." "In conflict, straightforward actions generally lead to engagement, surprising actions generally lead to vict...

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