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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (9,790 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Miyamoto Musashi Narrator: Stanley Ralph Ross Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It's Japan's answer to the Harvard MBA.

Written over three centuries ago by a Samurai warrior, A Book of Five Rings has been hailed as a limitless source of psychological insight for businessmen – or anyone who relies on strategy and tactics to outwit the competition.

Miyamoto Musashi was renowned in his own time as an invincible warrior, a master artisan, an author, and philosopher. Today, his philosophy is still revered by the Japanese and used as a guide for daily decision-making – and business strategy. He wrote A Book of Five Rings not only as a thesis on doing battle, but also as a way to approach all aspects of life: any situation where plans and tactics are used.

When A Book of Five Rings first appeared on North American bookshelves in 1974, its message took the business community by storm. It provided insight into the then-emerging Japanese influence and offered a new way to think about business. It instantly became a vital tool for assured success and has remained so ever since. The principles in this work are as true today as they were over 300 years ago, and are as valid for business negotiations as for hand-to-hand combat.

Based on the principles of Zen and advocating a hands-on approach to mastering the skills needed for winning, A Book of Five Rings is very likely the most perceptive guide to strategy ever written.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Chris Caterino | 2/7/2014

    " Great book that you have to read many times to grasp the concepts. It is for people who want to practice the principles in the book while mastering there craft. May be boring for someone just reading it for entertainment purposes only but nonetheless it's my favorite book that actually made a huge difference in my life "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Mehmet KirazoÄŸlu | 2/7/2014

    " I thought (actually expected) that it was a book telling about group strategy but it was full of repetitive arrogant boasts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Steven | 1/30/2014

    " I consider this to be essential reading. For everyone. In business, the tactical concepts are easily translated. In personal life, it helps to understand and deal with conflict situations. Combined with The Art of War by Sun Tzu and The Unfettered Mind by Takuan Soho, this is part of a set that I frequently give to people. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Michael Taylor | 1/25/2014

    " On the surface it is about combat and the techniques/ philosophies needed to be sucessfull in combat. There is much more too this than that. He talks about how everything is interlinked and how you cant learn one thing without learning another. All the things written in the book about war were ment to be applied to everything else just as The art of war by Sun tzu was. One of the greatest influnces in my life and to this day I read this book every year. "

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