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33 Strategies of War is a comprehensive guide to the subtle social game of everyday life, informed by the most ingenious and effective military principles in war. It's the I-Ching of conflict, the contemporary companion to Sun Tzu's The Art of War, and is abundantly illustrated with examples from history, including the folly and genius of everyone from Napoleon to Margaret Thatcher, Hannibal to Ulysses S. Grant, movie moguls to samurai swordsmen.

©2007 Robert Greene and Joost Elffers (P)2015 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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Worth Every Penny and Every Re-Read

Love Robert Greene. Love this book! Best "self-help" series out there. Need I say more?

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Very good especially for the history savy

Overall I loved the book. It is written in the traditional Robert Greene fashion, with lots of examples which are repeated in order to prove different points or different stages of a process. I personally love this style as he does not hurry up to draw a conclusion.

However it is packed full of examples from ancient history, and for me personally it would have been better to use more modern day examples. This is why I found myslef wandering of at times and had to rewind. But for someone who loves ancient history this is a 5 star book, no doubt about it. And the voice of the narrator is top notch. Would highly recommend the book to anyone interested in the matter or strategy but be prepared with patience as the book is long and tackles a lot of ideeas and stories.

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Strategy for Life

Required Reading for Entrepreneurs and anyone who wants to understand human nature and social dynamics

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This is a execellent audio book of advice, the narrators matter of fact voice and the odd representation of the world shines a new light on everything with its excerpts quotes and stories from fables and real world occurrences. I would strongly recommend this book to anyone who has free time.

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good listen while driving......... .

good listen while driving. use this or defend against it. I ended up reading more about each person in the story

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Great Audiobook, Recommended

Robert Greene is my best author. Nice narrative voice in the audio. Long but worth it

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A Must Read for Self-Empowerment

This is the most empowering book I've ever read. "Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it." This book tells you how to react.

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a must read

captivated yet again I can't thank the author enough for this information I think it's every Americans civic duty to read this man's works

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  • Mike
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 07-05-16

Home run!

Loved it. Also liked Geeene Power book. This should be required listening for all US government officials and military. Smart stuff- not to mention business applications.

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A fine example of why i prefer some audio recordings over the literal read. Wherea usually alot of messeges & info get lost in translation BookMarksssetGo

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  • Alex
  • 09-30-16

awesome insight into the mind of war

loved the book, clear structure and good examples from a wide range of sources. A real insight in to war and modern life

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  • J. C. Maynard-daley
  • 08-24-15

Great read but an abrupt ending

Great read but an abrupt ending

Would highly recommend this for anyone who would benefit from learning the art of strategic thinking

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  • Pad de Braye
  • 02-05-18

Valuable and Insightful Lessons but...

This enormous tome provides many Valuable and Insightful Lessons only there seems to be an underlying presumption that no one can be trusted and everyone is really out to get one over you at every and any chance they can. I really don't think this is a healthy nor a productive view of people to maintain, even though of course it may save your I'm falling into somebody else's schemes wanna sing awhile.

The book contains many excellent stories from history. Continual references to Napoleon, lessons from the I Ching and Samurai.

Despite my reservations about the author's somewhat paranoid premis (I'm not sure I'd want to do business with him), I know I'll listen to this book again... Maybe several times.

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  • John Hodgson
  • 12-02-17

The historical examples are fantastic

I'm not sure if this will help me improve my daily interactions, but I found the historical examples fascinating. To me, history at it's best is meant to give greater understanding of the present, and this book definitely does that

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-16-17

Know your enemy.

An extraordinary and challenging book, dangerous in the wrong hands, and vital in the right.

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  • adam
  • 12-03-16

well structured and great historical examples

This audio book was really interesting, it has great historical examples a great read. Helps you arm for the political work place

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  • Jason Denison
  • 11-15-17

Another brilliant book by Robert Greene!

This book is brilliant!! Must read if you like your history and strategy you will love this book.

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  • danhaddock
  • 10-26-17

Excellent WITH ALOT OF HISTORY

amazing book, that breaks down offensive/defensive strategy in minute detail. Also, the author brought in copious amounts of history to back up his points too!

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  • Aaron
  • 07-05-16

Excellent

Loved the lessons in this book. Some timeless strategies of war that translates wonderfully to the modern business world.

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