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Preserved In China For Than , Years Before It Was Brought To The West By The French, This Compact Little Book Is Widely Regarded As The Oldest Military Treatise In The World Rud To Have Been Used By Napoleon In His Campaigns To Conquer Europe, It Today Retains Much Of Its Original Merit American Officers Read It Closely During World War II The Japanese Army Studied The Work For Decades, And Many th Century Chinese Officers Are Said To Have Known The Book By Heart More Recently, It Has Also Been Viewed As A Valuable Guide To Competing Successfully In BusinessStressing The Importance Of Attacking Your Enemy When He Is Unprepared And Scheming To Discover His Plans, The Author Advises Avoiding The Strong And Striking At The Weak, And Using Spies For Every Kind Of Business Principles Of Strategy, Tactics, Maneuvering, And Communications, The Treatment Of Soldiers, The Importance Of Strong Troops And Well Trained Officers, And The Administration Of Rewards And Punishments All Have A Modern Ring To ThemA Valuable Guide To The Conduct Of War, This Classic Of Military Strategy Is Indispensable To Military Personnel, History Enthusiasts, And Anyone Intrigued By Competition And Rivalry

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    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 hoards I figured this book would help me gird my loins or whatever it is you do when you head into battle.Back off, Skanks You re not getting past the front door Still, even teenage boys pale in comparison to the sheer terror that comes with sharing a home with pre pubescent girlsRetreat Retreat We ve misjudged the enemy s abilities I can definitely use the help of a master strategist Although, in retrospect, I actually have one of those living with me She s 10, and she s been fully in charge of my home since she clawed her way out of my womb My husband says I was hallucinating bless whoever came up with drugs in the delivery room , but I swear I saw her gnaw off her own umbilical cord.She s ruthless, clever, and has the smile of an angel Lucifer was an angel, tooAnyway, I could have skipped this and simply begged for the honor to sit at her feet and learn Teach me your ways, Mighty Warrior But the cover said this was only a 4 1 2 hour book What She probably wouldn t have shared her secrets anywayConfession time I did not make it all the way through the audiobook.I did, however, make it all the way through The Art of War That part of it was short I don t know what the actual length of time was, but I listened to it while I was making dinner, and then took it with me on a short jaunt to Wal mart Boom Done Thank you, Sun Tzu The rest of this particular audio is supposedly speculation about Sun Tzu s life, and a history lesson on the politics of the time he lived in Wah, wah, wah, wah, wahAll the names bled together in my head, and the words just sort of sloshed around inside my brain till I finally gave up on it.I m not saying it was badly done or boring, but my tiny dinosaur brain isn t built to process books without pictures So listening to someone with a smooth jazzy voice read from a history book is just like asking for some sort of an internal meltdown to happen up there So The Art of War.I actually don t feel like Mr Tzu had much to say that would help me out I mean, a there were a few things translated into real lifeBe consistent in rewards and punishments Duh.Employ spies Double duh I ve got every one of my kids on the payroll, and they each think they re the only mole I ve got Suckers Make sure the enemy is tired before attacking Hello Why do you think I m out at the pool all day long with them It s not like I enjoy basking in the glow of my cellulite, all while gaining a few liver spots If Sun Tzu had mentioned dosing the enemy with Benadryl before long trips, I would have been impressed.A lot of it, however, was about how to fight on different types of terrain Swampy, mountainous, flat, etc..That s no help to me, buddy I need some sort of inside scoop that s going to give me an edge over the full blown she devil I live with, the smaller demon in training currently under the tutelage of the aforementioned she devil , and the two walking hormones that used to be my little boys I can t hold em off much longer I m going down Going dow pants frantically Anyhoo, I m glad I read listened to it It s one of those books you need to studynot read, though So, I m pretty sure I missed the vast majority of wisdom by doing it this way But so what I can say I ve read it I feel like a badass now, and that s all that s important Pbbbt

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    I definitely never thought i d want to read a book about Chinese military strategy written in 5th century BC yet here we are.This one turned out to be so interesting.

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    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.Niccol Machiavelli, in The Prince says if you are in a position of power and seek to maintain it, it is better to be loved and respected, but if you can t achieve that, then at least enforce respect and these are the, often brutal, strategies that will get that result.I say, if you are going to be a politician in the generally winning party and you don t like reading much, The Prince is for you Very sly If however you see yourself in opposition, arguing your point, try Sun Tzu first.For the rest of us the books are short and make interesting historical and somewhat philosophical reading but they aren t going to change your life other than giving you a leg up on the intellectual book ladder, always a plus for the pseuds view spoiler Who, me Yah think hide spoiler

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    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 speak for others it s not that I don t glorify war One of my favorite historical subjects is World War II, but it s not because an insane instinct of glorify war I just support the concept that any person who forget the past or don t doing anything to learn about the past, he she will be cursed to repeat history The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. In the case of this particular book, The Art of War, besides the obvious reading by people in military careers, it s a recommended lecture to people in areas such as business, in special for management, and certainly you can apply many of the lessons of the book to almost any field of interaction with others where a victory is involved All warfare is based on deception. Without deception, the WWII couldn t be won, since while the real invading forces of D Day were arriving to Normandy s beaches, the core of Nazi s forces were in other place falling to false messages and even a false settlement with even fake tanks that in pictures taken from the air looked like the real deal There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare. Hard lessons about this can be learn from the conflict in Vietnam, just to name the quickest example that came to my mind So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong, and strike at what is weak. Giving a rest to the horrors of real wars, this lesson is an interesting explanation of why adventure stories are always so captivating Since, you never saw a hero facing a weak opponent In real life is quite wise and logical to do it, but in fictional literature Oh, you always read about the underdog battling against the odds and fighting a very stronger enemy I guess that sometimes logic can be boring against the excitement of tall challenges There are five dangerous faults which may affect a general 1 Recklessness, which leads to destruction 2 cowardice, which leads to capture 3 a hasty temper, which can be provoked by insults 4 a delicacy of honor which is sensitive to shame 5 over solicitude for his men, which exposes him to worry and trouble. Easily this can be the fragment that I liked the most to read in this book, since after reading it, well, my first thought was about Captain Jean Luc Picard from Star Trek The Next Generation, since in fiction, usually almost any leading character hardly will fall to the fault 2, but many times, for the sake of excitement and showing daring scenes, some leaders are faulty to one of than one of those mentioned faults Again, the conflict between practical logic against excitement.A good example of lessons about war and leadership can be seen in the recent film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes where in a film industry willing to give as much warfare and destruction without delay for the sake of selling tickets, in this movie, you can watch to Caesar , the leader of the rising Ape community and his struggles to avoid war at all costs since he knows well how hard and costly can be the losses of any war, not matter if you resulted in the victorious one.Sadly, wars is part of the humankind, since I think that even in those so called peace times , always, in some place, in a small scale or in a bigger scale, there has been a war So, learning how to avoid a war, and if you have to do it, learning how to carry it out with the fewer loss of human lives of both sides of the conflict , always is a relevant topic.

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    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

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    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 executives, almost certainly sports coaches, law enforcement officers, school teachers, teenage gamers, etc etc.The title will get attract and repel many all by itself The text, full of philosophical musings and anecdotal asides, will lose and or gain many .What will readers take from these words written so long ago One thing, unfortunately, is that human nature does not seem to change if Master Sun was a wise and great general 2500 years ago, people had been fighting long before then and enough for him to be considered a master of the subject Even a casual observer of history will notice that there have been plenty of students of war ever since.In history how many humans have been killed in war, in battle, in organized conflict Old age and cancer and heart trouble seems to account for a great many deaths, but throughout history there seems to be a virus that gets too many of our young people.One thing that can be drawn from this tome is that if war is to be fought, if it is inevitable, if a line has been crossed or a river in Italy and there is no going back, then it must be fought to win Military leaders are taught to be prepared and decisive, to act.But for me, and I think the everlasting philosophy that should be taken from this work, is that war is costly, and brutal, and ugly and should be avoided if at all possible Hawks in the congress and saber rattlers elsewhere seem to be conspicuously NOT in the military rather the WE to which they ascribe is most frequently we in the collective sense, but in every sense a we that does not see them getting dirty or bloody.What do readers other than military leaders take from this To go for the jugular To win at every cost Not if they ve actually read it Preparation and contemplation and the ability to act when necessary are all elements attributed to the Art, and certainly decisiveness when the time is right, but not savage brutality or chaos for the sake of destruction Ultimately this is about conflict, strategy and leadership themes that are relevant to than just the military.An important work that should be read 2018 addendum this is at once a great source of quotes but also a work that is likely misquoted frequently I heard a quote recently that made me wonder if the speaker had it right, misquoted, or was just making up a quote and attributing the statement to Sun Tzu for effect and that made me think of Kevin Klein s character Otto from A Fish Called Wanda.

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    Finally finished the first book of this year Yay Took me a lot of time due to my exams and uni in general The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting I wanted to read The Art of War for very long and I finally managed to get to it And I liked it I think everybody should read it because many of the ideas from the Art of War can be found in different fields, for example in business Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt All warfare is based on deception In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity Danger has a bracing effect

  8. says:

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

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    S nz B ngf The Art of War, Sun TzuThe Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the Spring and Autumn Period roughly 771 to 476 BC The work, which is attributed to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu Master Sun , also spelled Sunzi , is composed of 13 chapters Each one is devoted to a distinct aspect of warfare and how that applies to military strategy and tactics For almost 1,500 years it was the lead text in an anthology that would be formalized as the Seven Military Classics by Emperor Shenzong of Song in 1080 The Art of War remains the most influential strategy text in East Asian warfare It has a profound influence on both Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond 1995 1364 1380 93 9646818811 1383 1387 143 9789647092340 1388 100 9789642381876 1387 116 9786005116052 1388 103 9789641750369 1389 9786001191527 1392 128 9786005253214 1392 120 9786006867342 1393 80 9786007364192 1722

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    The Art of Goodreads 1 Lotz says The greatest books are the ones you never have to read, and the greatest words are the ones you never have to speak Likewise, the greatest book reviews are the ones you never have to write.2 There are five types of books 1 Ones I have read 2 Ones I have not read 3 5 It s complicated.3 To begin a book, find its weakest point This is commonly the first page.4 Do not turn the page too slowly, as you will make it greasy do not turn it too quickly, as it might tear.5 If a sentence is giving you trouble, make like you re going to skip over it, and then read it all at once really fast to take it by surprise 6 If a sentence is particularly difficult, yell it at the top of your voice, trying to imitate the sound of the cock when the sun peaks over the distant mountains.7 Do not let your teachers or professors know if you have actually read your assigned readings Keep them in suspense Then you can subject them to your will.8 To impress the erudite girl, take well known quotes and misattribute them, so that she can correct you She will feel smart, and you will rush in for the kill 9 If you can see the sun, you do not have the keenest vision If you can hear the thunder, you do not have the keenest hearing Likewise, if you get the most likes, you do not have the best review I do.10 Love is a battlefield, that s why I always wear camouflage on first dates.11 You can apply the lessons of military tactics to any aspect of your life, as long as you don t mind going to prison.12 Fun fact If you read the English translation of The Art of War backwards, and in a Jamaican patois, it exactly reproduces the original Chinese.13 If a word is giving you difficulty, you have two options 1 use a dictionary, you dolt 2 skip over it, because who has time in life for such things 14 The Empire in Star Wars could totally have won if they had just used spies.15 The same goes for Sauron in The Lord of the Rings.16 When running out of ideas for a book review, the wisest course of action is to stop.17 The second wisest action is to keep going.