The Art of War

The Art of War
Author:
Sun Tzu
Publication year:
1910
Page count:
99
Topics:
• Business
• Culture
• History
• Leadership
• Marketing & Advertising
• Philosophy
• Politics
• Self Improvement
Rating:
• Amazon: 4.4 / 5
• Goodreads: 3.9 / 5

Our thoughts on this book

Daniel R. Libby
Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Art of War is a manual for leadership in battle, whether offensive or defensive. Towards victory or away from defeat, these maxims will help guide your actions. The text can be read metaphorically today, replacing the ancient weapons and plots of Sun Tzu’s era with modern devices and situations.

This translation begins with a lengthy retrospective on Chinese military history that could have been better placed at the end. The 13 chapters are filled with tactics to defeat any opponent, however it ends abruptly and thus feels incomplete. Glean wisdom without conclusion.

Mark Galura
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

A manual of military tactics based on ancient warfare with philosophies that can be applied to everyday modern life. With leadership principles and tips on managing resources, energy, authority, and sizing up environments. Follow these steps and you will always win in battle. For those living unstructured lives this is a rigid guide towards always being prepared.

Sarah Eskandarpour
Thursday, April 13, 2017

If you think this military treatise is irrelevant to the business world, you’ve got a flawed understanding of business. Sun Tzu informs the reader on effective leadership and obliterating opponents with as little cost to the team as possible. Let it guide you in your efforts to conquering the business world and beating the competition.

Kal Sayid M.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Art of War is as relevant and timeless today as it was thousands of years ago. The book is an ancient Chinese military manual dating from the 5th century BC. composed of 13 chapters, each devoted to one aspect of warfare.

Trevor Landon
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

A short but enjoyable read, almost poetic at points. The Art of War tells stories of the Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu. The book consists of 13 chapters, each covering one aspect of warfare, and hammers home the importance of having a game plan and following it. I could see my Grandpa, who fought in Korea, enjoying the book as much as I did. The lessons are not merely meant for war – they can be translated and implemented into everyday life and business.

Lannie Le
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

A very concise book. full of essential information. It’s a translation with some background notes inserted. I learned quite a bit that applies to building a business team and competing in the real world, because it is war and your team is your army. I only wish I could read it in the original language.