Sun Tzu

The Art of War

The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise that was written during the 6th century BC by Sun Tzu. Composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare, it has long been praised as the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time.
The Art of War is one of the oldest books on military strategy in the world. It is the first and one of the most successful works on strategy and has had a huge influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, and beyond. Sun Tzu was the first to recognize the importance of positioning in strategy and that position is affected both by objective conditions in the physical environment and the subjective opinions of competitive actors in that environment. He taught that strategy was not planning in the sense of working through a to-do list, but rather that it requires quick and appropriate responses to changing conditions. Planning works in a controlled environment, but in a competitive environment,
44 printed pages
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Lionel Giles

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Impressions

    Ibtisam Bhattishared an impression2 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    💞Loved Up

    It was really terrific and I'm going to keep a few tactics in mind when I fight. I think Sun Tzu was a very wise person.

    tessanicole2007shared an impression4 months ago
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    Good

    b0925834279shared an impression6 months ago
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    Its really an eye opener 😌

Quotes

    Jeni Mayorskayahas quoted7 years ago
    Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.
    Roza Nabihas quoted2 years ago
    All warfare is based on deception.
    Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.
    Ksenia Popovichhas quoted4 years ago
    He will win who, prepared himself, waits to take the enemy unprepared.

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