The Art of War
by Sun Tzu, translated by Samuel B. Griffith
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 depth of understanding, examining not only battlefield maneuvers, but also relevant economic, political, and psychological factors. Indeed the percepts outlined by Sun Tzu are regularly applied outside the realm of military theory. It is read avidly by Japanese businessman and was touted in the movie Wall Street as the corporate raider's bible.
In this classic translation, Samuel B. 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 strategic and tactical principles accessible not only to students of Chinese history and culture, but to anyone interested in simply getting ahead of the competition.
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