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The Art of War

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 104 x 168 x 18mm | 117.93g
  • Shambhala Publications Inc
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • 1590302257
  • 9781590302255
  • 8,369

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A "Washington Post " best-seller "Absorb this book, and you can throw out all those contemporary books about management leadership."— "Newsweek" "A breast-pocket favorite of many commanders and U.S. Marines."— "Christian Science Monitor " ""The Art of War " soon could join Machiavelli's "The Prince " as required reading in the executive suite."— "USA Today "show more

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Helps the reader apply the principles of military strategy to all challenges and conflicts of life.show more

About Sun Tzu

The warrior-philosopher and master strategist Sun Tzu, about whom little is known, compiled The Art of War more than two thousand years ago. Legend has it that he was known for the brilliant campaigns he led around the time of Confucius. His work was memorized and passed down orally, before eventually being copied onto bamboo strips and passed around.show more

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192,095 ratings
3.94 out of 5 stars
5 34% (66,144)
4 35% (66,612)
3 24% (45,624)
2 6% (10,965)
1 1% (2,750)

Our customer reviews

Unlike the description states, this is not a 2005 publication but a 1988 one. Nevertheless, this book is a classic and it's very good. I specially like that the translator has included different commentaries (from different ancient chinese authors) on each of Sun Tzu's sentences.show more
by Rafael Valente
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