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Art of War
Art of War | Sun Tzu
This unique edition of Art of War from Dead Dodo Vintage includes the full original text as well as exclusive features not available in other editions. Conflict is an inevitable part of life, according to this ancient Chinese classic of strategy, but everything necessary to deal with conflict wisely, honorably, victoriously, is already present within us. Compiled more than two thousand years ago by a mysterious warrior-philosopher, The Art of War is still perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world, as eagerly studied in Asia by modern politicians and executives as it has been by military leaders since ancient times. The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise attributed to Sun Tzu, a high-ranking military general, strategist and tactician. The text is composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare. It is commonly known to be the definitive work on military strategy and tactics of its time. It has been the most famous and influential of China's Seven Military Classics, and "for the last two thousand years it remained the most important military treatise in Asia, where even the common people knew it by name." It has had an influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond. As a study of the anatomy of organizations in conflict, The Art of War applies to competition and conflict in general, on every level from the interpersonal to the international. Its aim is invincibility, victory without battle, and unassailable strength through understanding the physics, politics, and psychology of conflict.
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wen4blu
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The book and pillow sentiments go together, right?

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VioletMoonBooks
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Hence it is only the enlightened ruler and the wise general who will use the highest intelligence of the army for purposes of spying and thereby they achieve great results. Spies are a most important element in war, because on them depends an army‘s ability to move.
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'𝘈𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘸𝘦𝘢𝘬 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘨, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘸𝘦𝘢𝘬.'

This one is a little tedious to read, but it contains tremendous knowledge with regards to warfare and it even applies to everyday life.

Many of the points in this writing can be put to daily use.

I also find it fascinating that I just read something that was written in the 5th century BC.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️☆

UwannaPublishme That is pretty cool reading something so ancient. 5mo
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zurazureen
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Strategy and tactics using brains instead of brawls

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j.anne
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10/10

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Timb
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*audio book
I now feel able to take down a large army

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llcoolnate
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Late to the party, but I'm now ready to conquer some lands.

Bookwomble The hardest land to conquer is the one within ourselves 😌 (I've read too many self-help books 😄) 11mo
llcoolnate @Bookwomble haha inspirational! 11mo
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BeeMagical
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Book 58🎧
I don‘t plan on becoming a war lord or anything😂- but there is a lot of good information in this that can be repurposed into current times and everyday life.
Quick listen - 2hrs

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abookdragonsretreat
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I have never read this book before, but I found an audiobook version on YouTube so I thought I would give it a go. I was definitely not disappointed, the book is very logical and has some very questionable yet intriguing aspects that one may consider if anyone happened to start a war. I liked the simplicity of it, though a few parts were slightly confusing, I also liked that it was short and straight to the point. A classic book well worth a read.

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abookdragonsretreat
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“Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.”
― Sun Tzu, The Art of War

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rakeshpm
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Evergreen classic.

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Dcueto
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Just realized the irony in my current reads 😹😹 #emotions

Jari-chan Perfect fit 😂 1y
IuliaC The extremes 😁👍 1y
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pr.alm
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Master Sun said:
Ultimate excellence lies
Not in winning every battle
But in defeating the enemy
Without ever fighting.

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Avoiding all the work there is to do today, I accidentally fell into an opshop this morning and before I knew it I was walking out with these!

AmyG Oops! 🙌🏻 1y
Come-read-with-me What a great place to fall into! 1y
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A very short read. Interesting to ponder on how widely applicable the content is to modern times, despite being an ancient text. Worth picking up if you are into that sort of thing...

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jeannasser
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I can‘t believe I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would. This is not the stuff I usually read, but this actually has some great usual tactics that could be used not just for war or battles but for other strategic situations. Very informative and quite entertaining 😊 Part 13 - The Use of Spies was definitely the most interesting section
#theartofwar #artofwar #suntzu #audiobook #listening #short #librivox

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reema
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Actually quite useful insights, even for today.

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TheNeverendingTBR
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It's #tarottakeover time and it's Ace of Swords! ⚔

Which represents new plans, intellectual ability, clear-thinking, breakthroughs, vision, focus and making the correct decisions.

I went for The Art of War by Sun Tzu because it tied in well with that I think. 🙋‍♂️🍵

@Meaw_catlady @ErinSueMreads 💫

Meaw_catlady Great choice!!! I‘ve been meaning to read this! 🌙 2y
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BestDogDad
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This is a war strategy guide written by Chinese general Sun Tzu around 2,500 BCE. I was never bored, it held my interest and I thought the narration was good, but overall just not for me. It was a quick listen, anyway. And now I know how to use fire to defeat and destroy my enemies so I have that going for me.

jeannasser Lol I‘m actually surprised at how much I enjoyed this 😂 2y
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Joyfulmimi
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In coming days, I am going to need Sun Tzu to help me with some personal battles. He really has in the past.

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Bookworm_97
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Came across so many stories about this 2500 Years old classic on how it influenced so many present philosophies such as Taoism & Maoism and played a main role in many wars happened in past 2500 years. Also Snapchat CEO Spiegel gifted this book to all of their employees to motivate them and defeat their then competitor Facebook. But its clearly not my kind of book. Although the lessons mentioned in this can be taken metaphorically in any situations

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vlwelser
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"He who exercises no forethought but makes light of his opponents is sure to be captured by them."

I have no idea why I assumed this was a long book. It's really very short.

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BeaG
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Loved it.

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Landon
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Such an interesting little read. Second time through, this time with the hardcopy.

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ImperfectCJ
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This book is a lot more practical and less philosophical than I expected. It gives an interesting look at Chinese warfare during the Warring States period, but I would hesitate to use it as a guide for business or personal life as some seem inclined to do in recent years.

(Read for my Cavalcade of Classics (Classics Club) list.)

Joyfulmimi This book, I love. The strategies work on adversaries too. I‘ve used them 3y
ImperfectCJ @Joyfulmimi I'd love to hear which were useful to you against adversaries! I did quite like "The Skillful Warrior/Can achieve/His own/Invulnerability;/But he can never bring about/The enemy‘s/Vulnerability." The ones about not pressing an enemy at bay and how there are some ruler's orders not to obey were also interesting to me.

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Joyfulmimi I will be sure to get back with you on this. I will check my book and/or my book journal but it seems as I recall that almost all of it applied somehow. 3y
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Joyfulmimi This is another book that is scary true and helpful 3y
ImperfectCJ @Joyfulmimi That one looks interesting! People on Goodreads also recommended The Prince. 3y
Joyfulmimi I think a lot of people do not like the Power book because it is scary how well those laws actually work and one hates to have to accept that things may work that way. 3y
Joyfulmimi Regarding “The Art of War”, I grew up and lived in a military town and learned that Army officers actually had to study that book in their training. (edited) 3y
ImperfectCJ @Joyfulmimi That makes sense since it's geared towards those leading armies into battle. It's not so clear to me how it applies to everyday life. I mean, there's a lot in there about when to attack an enemy relative to when they cross a river and about how dust rises into the air from a group of chariots vs infantry vs an army encampment. 3y
Joyfulmimi I don‘t know if you can imagine such a traumatic scenario but I was literally in a war with a situation that was trying to destroy my family. I ultimately was victorious and I relied a lot on books as usual and this was one @ImperfectCJ . I just opened my copy and found one of my first underlined quotes: “All warfare is based on deception” (So I hid my strategies) 3y
Joyfulmimi @ImperfectCJ “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” This is a perfect example of how it applies. Get it? Maybe you have not been in this type of situation. Be prepared because I believe something like this happens to all of us. 3y
Joyfulmimi “Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy‘s resistance without making fighting” ( So no evident animosity; strategize and use deception; Don‘t argue, even smile if directly attacked.) It‘s not the same extreme but I was kinda verbally admonished inappropriately, I think, by a colleague the other day so the next day I was real standoffish with her so she evidently could not decide where I was with it all. @ImperfectCJ (edited) 3y
ImperfectCJ @Joyfulmimi Okay, I see where you're coming from, and I definitely see the value of equanimity in the face of confrontation and in holding one's cards close to one's chest, as it were. I'm a little uncomfortable with looking at everyone as an enemy, but I suppose if the suggestions are sound, one can mentally revise the terminology. I also tend towards more direct communication, but I can see where that's not always the best option. 3y
Joyfulmimi I actually had an enemy. I do not look at everyone as an enemy. I actually was in a war. Sorry, you may not understand. Hope no one ever tries to destroy you @ImperfectCJ I would only apply this if I was actually in a war to save myself. 3y
Joyfulmimi I am talking about people called sociopaths and psychopaths. @ImperfectCJ 3y
ImperfectCJ @Joyfulmimi Thank you for the clarification. Survival circumstances definitely call for more extreme defensive measures. 3y
Joyfulmimi You got it!!! I only used it for that special circumstance @ImperfectCJ 3y
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ImperfectCJ
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Advice for war leaders and/or some awesome New Year's Resolutions.

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Aeshenmesh
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If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat.
If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.

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Aeshenmesh
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All warfare is based on deception.

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BookNik
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"It is the rule in war, if our forces are ten to the enemy's one, do surround him; if five to one,do attack him; if twice as numerous, do divide our army into two; if equally matched, we can offer battle; if slightly inferior in numbers,we can avoid the enemy; if quite unequal in every way, we can flee from him."

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I've heard it said that everyone should read The Art of War, it was free on Audiobooks.com so I decided to give it a listen. I can see the wisdom in this ancient writing and how it can be referenced in many aspects of life, not just actual battle. It was a quick listen and even the logistical advice was interesting in the historical context. It painted a picture of battle in ancient China.

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DS9 4.01 #TheWayoftheWarrior One of the best season openers on television ever, two hours of killer plot, surgical dialogue, and Worf. The best Klingon episode ever, I won't talk about it more, you go watch it.

Tagging Sun Tzu, like a cliché (yet relevant for the plot), but I want to mention Diane Carey's novelization which is amazing, even better than the episode itself.

#startreksummerJune #day2

Nute I love to read words that are gushing joy about Star Trek. I'm gonna rewatch that episode one day soon. Thanks for making me smile. 3y
tournevis @Nute I love ST. 😘 3y
Megabooks I had forgotten about Kira and Dax in the costumes! I think Michael Dorn was a great addition to the DS9 cast. I‘ll be posting soon. It‘s been a busy morning! You make me want to rewatch this ASAP!! (edited) 3y
tournevis @Megabooks It was a dangerous decision. They were trying to boost the show, it was slumping in the charts, but it could have gone so badly. 3y
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Bought as a coffee table book years ago (which explains the few marks on the cover...sad) and never picked it up. Today was the day! I fully believe a lot of these lessons could be doubled as parenting skills 😂 Worth the quick read
✅ originally written in a different language
✅ by an author from a different country
✅ has a shiny cover (shiny parts anyway, I'm counting it)
#maymadness #mayscavengerhunt
@Clwojick @TheReadingMermaid @RadicalReader

Clwojick Woohoo! 3y
BeansPage That's such a cool looking edition 😍 3y
FantasyChick @TheReadingMermaid I love this edition. It was a complete impulse buy because it was just too pretty to leave in the store. I actually never anticipated reading it 😂😂 3y
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Hmmm.... should I be concerned? 🤔

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“In the midst of chaos, there is always opportunity.”

Happy #Monday, everyone!

#suntzu #mondayquotes #bookish #bookstagram #instabook #readersofinstagram #theartofwar #booknerd

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Lately, I have started reading older philosophical books. I really loved this book and although it's about military strategy and it was written around 5th century B.C., a lot of it could be applied to other situations...especially in business and the corporate world. #books #book #classic #philosophy #suntzuartofwar #suntzu #artofwar #currentlyreading #easternphilosophy

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theinfophile
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Day 3 of #RiotGrams is Sports Of All Sorts!

Here is one of my wife's shelves of martial arts books. She looks like a sweet muffin but she will actually f*ck your shit up.

#books #bookish #booknerd #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #igbooks #booklover #book

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Emma3
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I found this so boring but it was a short read and one of those books to tick off your tbr list

Graywacke These ticks are nice. I opened a translation of this once - had no clue what to make of it, and then put it back in the my shelf. 😐 4y
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Kay_Kurkles
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''If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle''

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Senkacaster
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“If you know thy enemy, and know thy self, then in a thousand battles you will never lose” -sun tzu