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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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.
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.
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This book though useful and knowledgeable, is a little outdated by nowadays war standards.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.
A lover of music and the finer things in life... knowledge is power seek and you shall find
Interesting, Insightful, Truthful
The Science Of Warfare
A good read for any one participating in sports or any other competitive field.applied to every day life,
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.
The list genre? Yes.
I don't quite remember the performance but I think it was OK. There are no characters.
Uhh... the weapons? World peace!
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