The Art of War, Paperback
3.5 out of 5 (3 ratings)


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 174 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Defence strategy, planning & research
  • ISBN: 9780877734529



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I had to read this for an English class. I'm still trying to figure out why.Maybe I'll be better at strategy games?

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Love the notion that the greatest leader is one that defeats the challege before it is known that the challenge exists. Here we are obsessed with the hero leader who battles with the mighty demons and after much struggle wins. I see this in schools where the head turns around a failing school and is seen as a great leader. But all too often they miss the greater leadership of the head who intervenes with a timely word here, a school event there keeps the school on track, Much better to read the straight translations rather then the art of war for the board room which often miss the point

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A classic that is as valuable for war strategies as it is for work and everyday relations.My edition is from Shambhala, and translated by Thomas Cleary (famed for his translations of Miyamoto Musashi's work, as well as his biography).In this edition, each of the passages is interpreted by 11 different people (from Li Quan to Zhang Yu), for scope and perspective. While it's not necessary to include so many interpreters, I find that the different perspectives (and wording) sometimes made Master Sun's wisdoms clearer.

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