'If you know your enemies and know yourself, you can win numerous battles without a single loss.' –Sun Tzu, The Art of War
Written in the 6th century BC, Sun Tzu’s The Art of War is still used as a book of military strategy today. Napoleon, Mae Zedong, General Vo Nguyen Giap and General Douglas MacArthur all claimed to have drawn inspiration from it. And beyond the world of war, business and management gurus have also applied Sun Tzu’s ideas to office politics and corporate strategy.
Using a brand-new modern translation by James Trapp and including editorial notes, this elegantly-presented edition of The Art of War lays the original Chinese text opposite the modern English translation for easy comparison of the texts side-by-side. The book contains the full original 13 chapters on such topics as laying plans, attacking by stratagem, weaponry, terrain and the use of spies. Sun Tzu addresses different campaign situations, marching, energy and how to exploit your enemy’s weaknesses.
Of immense influence to great leaders across millennia, The Art of War is a classic text richly deserving this exquisite edition.
The workplace is a battlefield, according to author, speaker and businesswoman Chu. In her latest, she distills The Art of War, Taoist philosopher-general Sun Tzu's international bestseller on the fundamental elements of warfare and business strategy, into a primer and call-to-arms for working women. In vivid battlefield terminology, Chu covers everything from promotions and work attire to dealing with sexual harassment and male chauvinist co-workers. Lessons tend toward a "universal nuggets of wisdom" format; one of the keys Chu advances is "Know Thyself," because "how well you know the world around you is directly proportional to how well you know yourself." Other chapters cover the disposition of winning, conflict strategy, the utility of imagination, techniques for management and "fireproofing yourself." At a time when the ideal of a full, fulfilling work and home life seems more difficult than ever to achieve, Chu's primer on becoming "an effective strategist and warrior" will give doubters cause for reconsideration.
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Good translation, horrible e-book
This version of The Art of War is a fine translation, but as an e-pub is does not suit my purposes. The page advancing functions are awkward and distracting. I cannot highlight, make notes or copy in the text. As a military officer, I use this text for academic and professional writing. This version does not fit my needs. There was no mention of this in the book description.
There is a free version
There is a free version of this book in the iBooks store