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Sun Tzu : Art Of War - Sun Tzu

Sun Tzu

Art Of War

By: Sun Tzu

Paperback Published: 15th September 1971
ISBN: 9780195014761
Number Of Pages: 216

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Like Machiavelli's The Prince and the Japanese Book of Five Rings, Sun Tzu's The Art of War is as timely for business people today as it was for military strategists in ancient China. Written in China more than 2,000 years ago, Sun Tzu's classic The Art of War is the first known study of the planning and conduct of military operations. These terse, aphoristic essays are unsurpassed in comprehensiveness and depth of understanding, examining not only battlefield maneuvers, but also relevant economic, political, and psychological factors. Indeed, the precepts outlined by Sun Tzu regularly applied outside the realm of military theory. It is read avidly by Japanese businessmen and was touted in the movie Wall Street as the corporate raider's bible.
Providing a much-needed translation of this classic, Samuel Griffith has made this powerful and unique work even more relevant to the modern world. Including an explanatory introduction and selected commentaries on the work, this edition makes Sun Tzu's timeless classic perfectly accessible to modern readers.

"The Art of War is among the greatest classics of military literature ever written. Sun Tzu warfare is as applicable today as when the book was written some 2,500 years ago....Pick up The Art of War and read it."--General A.M. Gray, Marine Corps Gazette "As a reflection of the Chinese mind, this little work is as relevant as any Confucian classic."--The Times (London) "Westerners have dozens of books to choose from if they want to learn about Japanese philosophy and military tactics....But when the Japanese, especially those in business, want information on the subject, many turn to an ancient Chinese, not Japanese, military manual, The Art of War....Shows managers how to be fearless in resolving conflicts."--Boardroom Reports "Shows managers how to be fearless in resolving conflicts."--Boardroom Reports "A brief tract on strategy that has been admired in China for centuries. Some of Mao Tse Tung's most eloquent thoughts are merely rehashes of Sun Tzu and his interpreters."--The Los Angeles Herald Examiner "Samuel Griffith's original and scholarly translation of The Art of War shows how good scholarship can make an easily readable translation that is much more useful to modern readers."--The Philadelphia Inquirer "I find this book to be an excellent complement to a traditional text. It illustrates key strategic concepts from an alternative perspective. Specifically, it effectively addresses: planning in a dynamic environment, importance of leadership and harmonious relations with subordinates, efficient use of resources, importance of internal and external assessments and decision making - ethics, reception, timliness, decision quality, etc."--Jeff Trailer, University of Houston

Introductionp. 1
Laying Plansp. 13
Waging Warp. 21
Attack by Stratagemp. 27
Tactical Dispositionsp. 35
Use of Energyp. 41
Weak Points and Strongp. 49
Maneuvering an Armyp. 59
Variation of Tacticsp. 69
The Army on the Marchp. 75
Classification of Terrainp. 87
The Nine Situationsp. 97
The Attack by Firep. 115
The Use of Spiesp. 121
Other Books from Ulysses Pressp. 126
About the Introduction Authorp. 130
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ISBN: 9780195014761
ISBN-10: 0195014766
Series: Galaxy Books
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 15th September 1971
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.4  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.18