"The Art of War" is the Chinese classic par excellence. For more than 2,500 years, it has served as an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the right handling of conflict situations. The Chinese philosopher Sunzi / Sun Tzu (c. 500 B.C.) describes in his strategy guide steps to resolve disputes. He also helps in finding decisions.
To this day, this book is required reading - not only in manager levels.
"A clever fighter is one who not only wins, but excels in winning with ease."
Sun-tzu's The Art of War has led military strategists, economists, politicians and other leaders for more than 2,000 years, and has been translated numerous times. Scholar Minford takes a crack at it here, offering a new translation, introduction and commentary. This fundamental volume could be one of the best in recent years, as it features notes on pronunciation, suggestions for further reading, a chronology of Chinese dynasties and historical events, and more. After these briefings, Minford separates the book in two: first, a straightforward translation of Sun-tzu's book, and second, the translation coupled with commentary. "The Art of War is both inspirational and worrying. It is beautiful and chilling....It lends itself to infinite applications," Minford writes. Indeed, this new translation is accessible to anyone seeking guidance, whether they're learning to drive defensively, ironing out relationship kinks or conducting war.