The Art of War

"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. Th ere's not a dated maxim or vague prescription in it. 'To win without fighting is best, ' Sun Tzu said. For him war was coeval. Absorb this book, and you can throw out all those contemporary books about managerial leadership".--Newsweek.

Compiled more than 2000 years ago by a mysterious warrior-philosopher, this is a book of strategy. Studied by modern politicians and executives and military leaders since ancient times, this is a study of competition and conflict on every level, from the interpersonal to the international. Cleary's translation brings out the insights into human nature that underlie this book.;Thomas Cleary holds a doctorate in East Asian Languages and Civilisation from Harvard University and is the translator of many classic texts of Buddhism, Taoism and "I Ching" studies.

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A mini-sized translation of the 2000-year-old Chinese classic on stategy, whose ideas, which are as applicable to individuals as to whole armies, are just as relevant today as they were then - although more often applied to management or politics than to warfare. There are maxims and analysis on any topic a corporate warrior could ponder, including strategic assessment, doing battle, planning a siege, terrain and even the use of spies. A timeless gem. (Kirkus UK)
Author:
Sun Tzu
Format:
Paperback

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"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. Th ere's not a dated maxim or vague prescription in it. 'To win without fighting is best, ' Sun Tzu said. For him war was coeval. Absorb this book, and you can throw out all those contemporary books about managerial leadership".--Newsweek.

Compiled more than 2000 years ago by a mysterious warrior-philosopher, this is a book of strategy. Studied by modern politicians and executives and military leaders since ancient times, this is a study of competition and conflict on every level, from the interpersonal to the international. Cleary's translation brings out the insights into human nature that underlie this book.;Thomas Cleary holds a doctorate in East Asian Languages and Civilisation from Harvard University and is the translator of many classic texts of Buddhism, Taoism and "I Ching" studies.

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A mini-sized translation of the 2000-year-old Chinese classic on stategy, whose ideas, which are as applicable to individuals as to whole armies, are just as relevant today as they were then - although more often applied to management or politics than to warfare. There are maxims and analysis on any topic a corporate warrior could ponder, including strategic assessment, doing battle, planning a siege, terrain and even the use of spies. A timeless gem. (Kirkus UK)

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Author:
Sun Tzu
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications
Editor:
Thomas Cleary
Translator:
Thomas F. Cleary
Contributor(s):
Thomas F. Cleary
ISBN:
9780877735373
Translated from:
Chinese
Series Title:
Shambhala Pocket Classics
Audience:
General
Pages:
114
Width (mm):
76
Length (mm):
114
Weight (g):
58

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Art of war

Please advise in the main section that this is a tiny, mini very, very little book. I would never had bought it had i known that it was so small and abridged

Strategy

The book was written by the Chinese philosopher over +- 2000 years ago. His teachings and way of thought are still current and could be interpreted into today's world. This is a brilliant strategical guide. Those who have the ability to implement freedom, has the responsibility to do so.

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