Be prepared if the enemy attacks and try to attack first. Again, the conflict between practical logic against excitement. Sun Tzu gives an arithmetical formula that will raise the chances for victory in battle. If ignorant both of your enemy and yourself, you are certain in every battle to be in peril. My wife says watching me read The Art of War is like watching Danny DeVito read The Joy of Sex. There will be a situation where an unforeseeable circumstance defeats his approach and leads in an unexpected defeat and complete rout.
To begin a book, find its weakest point. I enjoyed Greene's 48 Laws of power mainly because of all the historical examples he used. He uses the same style as in the 48 Laws where he retells the hi The 33 Strategies of War picks up where the 48 Laws of Power left off. Do not let your teachers or professors know if you have actually read your assigned readings. The book is littered with sparkling pearls of practical wisdo For Robert Greene, life is a continuous struggle; it is nothing short of a perpetual war. And if you run your own entrepreneurial business, the principles from The Art Of War almost apply in a one-to-one relationship. Now the shuai-jan is a snake that is found in the Ch'ang mountains.
My big take-aways from this were: 1 Pay attention to where you are and what's going on around you all the time, especially in war. I was constantly amazed at the author's ability to say absolutely nothing through so much of the book. Carefully study the well-being of your men, and do not overtax them. Fun fact: If you read the English translation of The Art of War backwards, and in a Jamaican patois, it exactly reproduces the original Chinese. Very good book, business is business. Oriental philosophy is often ripe with a kind of double-speak and this book is no exception. What the ancients called a clever fighter is one who not only wins, but excels in winning with ease.
Robert has lived in London, Paris, and Barcelona; he speaks several languages and has worked as a translator. Using all the points made by Sun Tzu are important in warfare, as is the art of deception. Since that time, all levels of military have used the teaching on Sun Tzu to warfare and civilization have adapted these teachings for use in politics, business and everyday life. The best offense is a good defense. No, because that would be entitled. In history — how many humans have been killed in war, in battle, in organized conflict? You face battles every day on your journey to success whether you recognize it or not.
I've recently, spontaneously, been involved with many books of this sort. I would recommend this book to those who are interested in war; history; lives of war heroes; ruthless yet successful businessmen and politicians. This Chinese classic of strategy is assembled two thousand years ago by a philosopher and mysterious warrior. There is a story of his job interview. The book is littered with sparkling pearls of practical wisdom from cultures all over the world. But it became clear to me after quite a few pages that The Art of War really is about fighting a war no matter what other people might interpret it to be.
Creating a soda brand to compete with Coca-Cola would certainly be an effort in vain, given that. So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong and to strike at what is weak. If the banners and flags are shifted about, sedition is afoot. So much for mountain warfare. One thing, unfortunately, is that human nature does not seem to change — if Master Sun was a wise and great general 2500 years ago, people had been fighting long before then and enough for him to be considered a master of the subject. The text, full of philosophical musings Who reads the Art of War? You're not getting past the front door! You must learn the tools to protect yourself and the organization you care so dearly about.
I would go even deeper that it doesn't entirely reflect on physical warfare, but a verbal confrontation or debate would suffice Sun Tze's philosophical meanings. The book is divided into five parts: Self-Directed Warfare, Organizational Team Warfare, Defensive Warfare, Offensive Warfare and Unconventional Dirty Warfare. In the chaos of war are clients, proposals, and meetings you need to navigate and go on the offensive to close deals. As I said before regarding the 48 Laws, this is one of those books I notonly wish I had read as a child, but would highly recommend to anyone with any level of ambition or love of history. The two books intertwine in some areas, since war is primarily waged to claim power and since those obsessed with power are those who rush into the typical offensive war. The penultimate section of the book explores , which specifies the responses required to address a specific competitive situations.
This one was no different in that regard. When settled, make them move. Water keeps no constant shape and therefore adapts itself to changes. Who knows, maybe he was saving the Reagan and Bush stories for the later strategies. Then you can subject them to your will. Can you even win against your biggest competitors? The Art of War summary This is my book summary of The Art of War by Sun Tzu.