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)
To actually study the Art of War, I think you need the text in front of you to mull over. But if you've got to travel a short distance for a meeting or something, this is a great couple of hours to get you pumped up.
how could you not consider a text written over 3000 years ago, and still hold true today not a great text. (side note: the Bush, and Nixon administration would've been well surved if they'd read this book before going to war.)
anyway, it's a good book, if your interested in what works.
Was monotonous and not relevant.
Making it relevant to our times.
This book outlines different battles and how to strategically win. If you take the situations metaphorically it is like the sneaky girl fighting handbook. I loved it. It is not a very long read ( about 2.5 hours) I suggest you pick it up next time you have an enemy to vanquish.
This has to be the most overrated book in history. I may be dense, but I fail to see how hiding behind a bush when in a valley (and a 1000 similar comments) has any application to the modern world. I think that readers that claim to enjoy this book feel that they would appear uncultured if they admitted the truth. I rate this book a two because the historical commentary is somewhat interesting. The actual book is an utter waste of time.
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