Although it was meant to be a practical guide to warfare in the age of chariots, many corporate and government leaders have successfully applied its lessons to battles in the modern dog-eat-dog world. Sun Tzu covers all aspects of war in his time, from strategy and tactics to the proper use of terrain and spies. In this version, Sun Tzu's lessons are brought to life with commentaries from ancient Chinese history, which illustrate both the philosophy and the principles of his teachings.
© and (P)2002 Tantor Media, Inc. Originally published in 1910.
"Scott Brick's steady, imperative tone conveys Sun Tzu's certainty. Shelly Frasier's smooth counterpoint (her reading of illustrative commentary from several sources) balances Brick's pronouncements. Transitions between the two are flawless, and the quick march towards success is maintained." (AudioFile)
I like that what might seem obvious is pointed out and made clear what mistakes can be made in warfare.
I love how deception is described and made clear how it will be utilized.
The voice acting could've tried to be more involving but I am glad it did not distract from the matter of the book.
I would recommend this unabridged version that includes examples of the rules set forth.
Unless you are looking for a book to help you fall asleep at night, this isn't the book for you.
If you are studying history of past wars, this book may shed some insight as to what may go through a General's mind during battle.
The best part about this book is that you can listen to this book over and over again and still learn something new every time.
Scott and Shelly read the story very well and at a nice pace. This made taking notes easy.
I would not.
No. I could sum the book up in there words; preparation, planning, and anticipation.
I have never.
It seems like a book business people "read" to appear more intelligent.
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