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The Art of War: The Strategy of Sun Tzu | [Sun Tzu]

The Art of War: The Strategy of Sun Tzu

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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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

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    tony TUCSON, AZ, United States 12-17-13
    tony TUCSON, AZ, United States 12-17-13
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    "great"

    great clean reader easy to follow and understand. this guy's voice was clean enough to listen to this book three times.

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    Gerardo Austin, TX, United States 09-27-13
    Gerardo Austin, TX, United States 09-27-13 Member Since 2011

    Businessman, Technologist, Marketer. Loves to learn and enjoys books. Mostly nonfiction plus historic novels.

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    "Raw Military Advice"

    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.

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    matthew PORTLAND, OR, United States 06-07-13
    matthew PORTLAND, OR, United States 06-07-13
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    "I don't get what the big deal is.."

    I'm a little confused at why this book is so popular. I've heard about it a lot and it was on sale so I thought I'd give it a try. If you're about to lead an army into battle, this is the book for you... if not, then what's the point?

    The music at the end is nice though.

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    Gareth HOUGHTON, MI, United States 01-17-13
    Gareth HOUGHTON, MI, United States 01-17-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Only one complaint..."
    What does Mike Borris bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He actually sounded like I imagine Sun Tsu would. It was like getting an interesting lecture from an experienced professor.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were many very insightful statements that interested me greatly.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    KHimself Norfolk, VA 12-08-12
    KHimself Norfolk, VA 12-08-12

    Khimself

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    "You Can Definitely Learn Something"
    What made the experience of listening to The Art of War the most enjoyable?

    The different approaches Sun Tzu provided to win a battle.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Art of War?

    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.


    What three words best describe Mike Borris’s voice?

    Deep, Captivating, Appropriate


    If you could give The Art of War a new subtitle, what would it be?

    Secrets to win


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Edward Altamonte Springs, FL, United States 12-04-12
    Edward Altamonte Springs, FL, United States 12-04-12
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    "Wonderful and precise"
    What made the experience of listening to The Art of War the most enjoyable?

    I was looking for something short that I had previously read. This was a great introductory audiobook.


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    Eva United States 02-14-12
    Eva United States 02-14-12
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    "Definitely thought provoking!"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Vincent miami, FL, United States 02-10-12
    Vincent miami, FL, United States 02-10-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Art of war"

    The book missed some parts but other than that it was great. This book is good for a general idea.

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    Jason Christie Newark, NJ, United States 01-30-12
    Jason Christie Newark, NJ, United States 01-30-12 Member Since 2012

    A lover of music and the finer things in life... knowledge is power seek and you shall find

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    "Great Strategic Planning Guide"
    If you could sum up The Art of War in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting, Insightful, Truthful


    If you could give The Art of War a new subtitle, what would it be?

    The Science Of Warfare


    Any additional comments?

    A good read for any one participating in sports or any other competitive field.applied to every day life,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alexander Göteborg, Sweden 03-25-14
    Alexander Göteborg, Sweden 03-25-14 Listener Since 2009
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    "Don't expect anymore than a list."
    What disappointed you about The Art of War?

    I might have liked it in written form, but it's really just a long list of instructions. It doesn't work at all in audio book form.


    Has The Art of War turned you off from other books in this genre?

    The list genre? Yes.


    Which character – as performed by Mike Borris – was your favorite?

    I don't quite remember the performance but I think it was OK. There are no characters.


    What character would you cut from The Art of War?

    Uhh... the weapons? World peace!


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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