The Art of War (AmazonClassics Edition)

January 12, 2020 - Comment

Long considered the most essential treatise on military strategy and tactics, The Art of War comprises thirteen chapters, each dedicated to a different aspect of warfare. Reaching far beyond the battlefield, it is a manifesto for success in every kind of conflict or competition, having had a notable influence on various subjects such as law,

Long considered the most essential treatise on military strategy and tactics, The Art of War comprises thirteen chapters, each dedicated to a different aspect of warfare. Reaching far beyond the battlefield, it is a manifesto for success in every kind of conflict or competition, having had a notable influence on various subjects such as law, sports, and interpersonal relationships.

In this definitive 1910 Lionel Giles translation, the celebrated sinologist’s interpretive notes and valuable commentary make clear the nuances of Sun Tzu’s language. Most critical, Giles provides the context and culture from which the general’s theories emerged.

Revised edition: Previously published as The Art of War, this edition of The Art of War (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Long considered the most essential treatise on military strategy and tactics, The Art of War comprises thirteen chapters, each dedicated to a different aspect of warfare. Reaching far beyond the battlefield, it is a manifesto for success in every kind of conflict or competition, having had a notable influence on various subjects such as law, sports, and interpersonal relationships.

In this definitive 1910 Lionel Giles translation, the celebrated sinologist’s interpretive notes and valuable commentary make clear the nuances of Sun Tzu’s language. Most critical, Giles provides the context and culture from which the general’s theories emerged.

Revised edition: Previously published as The Art of War, this edition of The Art of War (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Comments

Anonymous says:

Full of wisdom or just an old book about soldiers? Having seen many quotes from ‘The Art of War’ in presentations and LinkedIn (and that it was quite short), I thought it could be interesting to actually read it.I wondered if it would open up broader insights and unearth nuggets, or merely confirm that basing workplace lessons on ancient warfare is just another way of saying ‘manage like a sociopath’.Having read it, I’m still not sure. For instance not attacking a larger force with a smaller force is pretty good advice…

Anonymous says:

Anyone engaged in management or personnel manoeuvres This is a timeless classic relevant to all areas conflict and negotiation. If you’re having trouble at work – read this and understand how to out manoeuvre. A simple read.

Anonymous says:

Great and relevant read, a book for all those career people At long last I took time out to read this book. And why oh why did I leave it so long. A great book and I believe very relevant to surviving in today’s business world

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