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The Art of War: The Strategy of Sun Tzu is a military classic, most likely written by an ancient Chinese general known as Sun Tzu. The book is considered the definitive military treatise of ancient times. It presents 13 topical chapters, each of which covers a military strategy or tactic.

The Art of War isn't just about combat. Instead, it is about all approaches that Sun Tzu used to win battles. Morally and ethically, he considered involving troops in physical battle only occasionally necessary. He used tactics that avoided combat when possible. This included outsmarting opponents using deception, discipline and training.

For military use, the book is outdated. However, today it is used by athletes, business leaders and many others as a book about strategy and tactics. The strategies presented to overcome enemy armies in the book can easily be applied to opponents on the playing field or in a competitive business environment. Successful generals, professional athletes and well-known lawyers have all cited the book as an influence.

Sun Tzu, who is also known as Sun Wu and Sunzi, has traditionally been listed as the author of The Art of War. While his authenticity has been questioned, he was most likely a general in the ancient Chinese military during the Zhou Dynasty. Through legends about him and because of The Art of War, he is well known in Chinese and Asian culture. Traditionally, he was believed to have lived between 544 and 496 BC, but modern researchers believe the book may have instead been written during the Warring States Period, 476 to 221 BC.

This timeless text is required listening for any business person or athlete interested in strategy. It includes a soundtrack entitled The Mysterious Sound of Wind In the Bamboo, a 43-minute collection of Zen-inspired Japanese music by the Matsu Take Ensemble.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dave Hutcheson | 2/18/2014

    " Conflict is a part of life and all relationships. This book will empower you and provide you with additional understanding of what is going on around you, and give you techniques to help yourself and other reach your goals. Ideally with minimal escalation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jim Roots | 2/3/2014

    " must read. it's quick but still a staple for long term thinking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Blake Maier | 1/3/2014

    " After Reading this while visiting Tallahassee, I have learned why so many people read this for life purposes. Originally created by Sun Tzu during the waring state periods in China, he devised a plan to take advantage of an opponent and insure victory. Something that we can use in everyday life is 'don't fight any battle that you don't have to fight.' If we acted more strategic in the fights in which we partake in, there would be a lot less consequences for nonsense. When I hear about girls who complain about not being able to go out on a weekend night because their parents mandate family time, I can't help but think that if she had agreed to just be with family, then she would be able to go out later and probably with less hassle. Another teaching that i use myself is to always deploy distractions; always try to bate your opponent into a situation that you can take advantage of. This lessons stresses planning a head and understanding what you want to accomplish and how to do it. I use in human relations all the time. Understanding Sun Tzu's teaching is an enriching experience that I highly recommend to everyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Selika | 1/3/2014

    " Foundational book for military history. "

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