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.
Public Domain (P)2011 Trout Lake Media
Shows length as 1:50. Text is about half the length. When you get to about chapter 25, annoying flute music starts playing, and that is all there is to the end of the book.
Jack of all trades, but expert at none. Newest and lates adventure is learning to fly and rebuilding my business.
Is this really the book people talk about? Most of this information is simple to come up with. nothing ground breaking.
This is a classic book that I kept postponing until now. Interesting read but a one time read for me. The performance was really good by Mike Borris.
Businessman, Technologist, Marketer. Loves to learn and enjoys books. Mostly nonfiction plus historic novels.
Sun Tzu's masterpiece is full of strategy wisdom and insight that can be applied to business or even life.
Yet this book is the raw material from Sun Tzu: there is no context, no summaries, no ideas on how to apply it to modern life. This is a book on military strategy that would be useful to any general building a man-to-man combat plan in a war.
Unless that fits your profile, then I would recommend looking for another book that applies Sun Tzu's wisdom to your area of work in a way that you will find useful.
Plus, the second part of the book is just instrumental music - Chinese, I suppose. I don't see how it fits in an audiobook unless you plan to practice some Wu-Shu after being inspired by it.
He actually sounded like I imagine Sun Tsu would. It was like getting an interesting lecture from an experienced professor.
There were many very insightful statements that interested me greatly.
My only complaint was that in a few places, it was kind of glitchy...it repeated a few lines that were just said. I don't know if it was just my file or if it is a flaw in the audiobook itself.
The different approaches Sun Tzu provided to win a battle.
How it can be helpful/needed to be deceitful to win a battle and how incredible people become when they have their back against the wall.
Deep, Captivating, Appropriate
Secrets to win
This book though useful and knowledgeable, is a little outdated by nowadays war standards. It still provides good guidance about the basis needed to succeed and win wars/life. The ones I kept in mind were use of deception, discipline, rigorous training, and no true place for divine interventions.
I was looking for something short that I had previously read. This was a great introductory audiobook.
It's very repetitive. But it's a classic, right? It's worth a listen. Sometimes it is very easy to zone out. I'm not sure if this is the writing or the narrator, but honestly, missing a few minutes of this book, doesn't leave you in the dark. There's no story line. It's more like a guide for generals in war. So, this information may very well come in handy next time I play Risk.
"Not for me"
The book is very famous and talks about itself, however, and as a non-native English speaker I faced serious difficulties in listening and understanding this book. I'm a member with Audible and I download a new book every month, but this is the only one I had difficulties in listening to.
Perhaps my 1 start rating is unfair because I have not listened to the book, but I cannot give more.
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