The Art of War: Complete Text and Commentaries

Kobo ebook | June 10, 2003

byThomas Cleary

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Conflict is an inevitable part of life, according to this ancient Chinese classic of strategy, but everything necessary to respond to conflict wisely, thoroughly, and victoriously is right before us at all times. The key to skillful action in any situation is in knowing those things that make up the environment and then seeing the patterns they form so that their power becomes available to us. It is not necessary to change the nature of things to find victory. Since, as Sun Tzu teaches, aggression and response in kind can lead only to destruction, we must learn to work with conflict in a more profound and effective way. The Art of War shows us how.

The Art of War gives us proven strategic skills to apply when we need to take action and overcome obstacles in rapidly changing, chaotic situations. Though ancient in origin, these strategies are accessible because they are based on the ways we already do things. As Sun Tzu shows, rather than getting mired in conflict, we can create momentum and bring about the tipping point to achieve success.

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Conflict is an inevitable part of life, according to this ancient Chinese classic of strategy, but everything necessary to respond to conflict wisely, thoroughly, and victoriously is right before us at all times. The key to skillful action in any situation is in knowing those things that make up the environment and then seeing the patt...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:June 10, 2003Publisher:ShambhalaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0834821699

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book! Great Book! Every one who need to learn about way of life. Because we need to learn everything before we die
Date published: 2015-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lol Didn't even read it!
Date published: 2014-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good philosophy Ancient philosopher explains about the art of war, how to deal with conflict in the best way. Tough reading, but good moral stories.
Date published: 2013-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sun Tzu A tour de force of a book.
Date published: 2013-10-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The Art of War I know this book is a profound strategy reference, it just isn't for me.
Date published: 2013-03-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from War or Work It takes the brilliancy of Sun Tzu's complex prespectives on war into easy-to-use outtakes on life. This is a book for everyone who have to overcome many obsticles throughout their day.
Date published: 2000-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Highly recommend this version of the classic. Clavell adds value to this "must read" with short but insightful comments. The book is 13 short chapters but you find yourself wanting to read it over and over. I have read this version several times and I agree with Mr. Clavell that every person in a leadership role should have to read the Art of War... and this is the best version I have seen to date.
Date published: 2000-09-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not what I expected After hearing about this book from my boyfriend, I decided to look it up, and read the reviews. I bought it and started to read it. It was interesting, and I could see how it could be useful, but the language was so informative that after each chapter I had to sit and take time to reflect on what I just read rather than keep going.
Date published: 2012-10-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic insights I received this book as a Christmas present with the words "This book changed my life." Not knowing quite what to make of this, I was interested in seeing exactly what was so "life changing". I would soon learn, through the words of Master Sun and many of the great ancient Chinese philosophers the way of combat. Not just in the physical sense but in an overwhelming worldliness. Thomas Cleary breaks down of each philosophers thoughts and interpretations of Sun Tzu's teachings, into a concise and easy to read and manner. It is quite possible and satisfactory for a reader to just accept this as a combat manual and nothing more, but for the deeper thinker, the words of Master Sun and his followers can be a fundamental grounding for the challenges and conflicts we face in our everyday lives. Thanks J.
Date published: 2000-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Art of War Astounding in simplicity, The Art of War applies as much to today's business world as it does to the warfare tactics of ancient China. Hailed as today's "corporate raider's bible", Sun Tzu's essay is just as applicable today as it was centuries ago. Although relating largely to traditional warfare techniques and politics, the study retains its relevance into the 21st Century. This essay explains concepts that readers can easily understand and apply whether in the world of buisness, or the world of game. Those seeking insight into strategic thought are strongly advised to read this book. Those who found this study to be anything but informative are encouraged to rebut
Date published: 2000-01-15