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The art of war
The art of war | Sun Tzu
If you know others and you know yourself, even in one hundred battles you will not find yourself at risk; if you do not know others, but you know yourself, you will win some battles and lose others; if you do not know others and you do not know yourself, you are at risk in every battle. The Art of War is considered the oldest recorded treatise on military strategy. Written around the year 500 BC, this book uncovers the secrets of logic and armament, outlines the systems of authority, explains the keys to communication and discipline, differentiates the levels of military rank, and above all establishes absolutely innovative guidelines for strategy that are still used today. Its teachings go beyond the literal concept of war. For Sun Tzu, the successful person achieves his goals without devastating or humiliating others. The triumphant person prepares a tactic to achieve his goals, takes advantage of his opportunities, accepts his weaknesses, and recognizes his strengths. Those ideas led to the practice of applying the philosophy of The Art of War to questions of business and personal betterment. The words of Sun Tzu are read today as a manual for behaviors that help one defeat obstacles in various parts of life in order to achieve victory and exercise dominion over all who keep him from the path to success.
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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. 3mo
tournevis @Nute I love ST. 😘 3mo
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) 3mo
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. 3mo
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FantasyChick
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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! 4mo
TheReadingMermaid That's such a cool looking edition 😍 4mo
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 😂😂 4mo
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ShyBookOwl
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Hmmm.... should I be concerned? 🤔

#catsoflitsy

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MoniqueSnyman
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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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Rothereader
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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

BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😺 6mo
PurpleyPumpkin Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a wonderful community. Enjoy your time here. 😉👍🏽 6mo
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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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Panpan

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. 😐 7mo
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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

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Birdsong28
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Good. I listened to the audiobook version of this narrated by Aiden Gillien (LittleFingers Game of Thrones) which made it all the better. Recommed

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Trisme One of those “must reads” 9mo
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Wittled1934
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This book is fantastic! It may point out the obvious as some people say but 2000+ years ago it probably wasn't so obvious.

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foxbox
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Mehso-so

Unless you consider beheading to be a legitimate form of discipline, you will find most of the advice in this book irrelevant

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ravenlee
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Only marginally bookish:

I got an email today from our new mortgage department with several questions. One of them, to be filed under what I call “spell-check is not your friend,” asks about our “martial status.” I so, so badly want to reply “currently in detente, but there‘s always the possibility of an escalation.”

TrishB 😂😂 12mo
jillannjohn 😂😂😂 12mo
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trioxin_sematary
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One I've yet to read, I'm totally interested in this sort of stuff; so when the world goes to shit I can have my own empire and stuffs and basically confiscate the remaining triple chocolate muffins.

#theartofwar
#thegreatmuffinwar
#judochop

Velvetfur That's a top plan 👍 About the muffins, I mean 😜 13mo
Laura317 Fine. But I call dibs on the pumpkin muffins. 13mo
MStew Your muffin 👸😘 13mo
Joyfulmimi A lot of that book‘s strategies apply to everyday life 🤓 13mo
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ShellYeah
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I‘m on chapter 11 and almost done. Decided to do the audio version of this since it‘s so short (under 2 hours). It‘s actually better than I anticipated and some of the stuff is, oddly enough, good advice for managers. I like the stories interspersed with the warfare points, but man! I‘d hate to be a soldier who disobeyed back in the day. It was immediate execution!

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TCLinrow
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Got a bit of a start on the #13inThree readathon this morning with some audiobooks while I made breakfast and cleaned up a bit 😊 now I'm off to the gym for some more quality time with audiobooks 🎧 think I'll start A Long Way to a Small Angry Planet next 😆🏋️‍♀️
@Samplergal

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Sanskriti
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Interesting read! Easy to follow and has amazing tricks and strategies that are used in the war. The first step to victory is understanding your enemy!

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Sanskriti
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My #tbr Jar is ready! #tbrjar 💟📖📖

Crazeedi Love this idea!❤ 1y
Sanskriti @Crazeedi I know right?! Especially for people like me who are forever caught in conflict as to what to read next! 😉😂 1y
Crazeedi I'm going to borrow, with your permission! I have a gratitude jar, now I'll have a tbr jar!!! Awesome!😍 1y
Sanskriti @Crazeedi super like!! 😊😊💜👍👍 1y
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CarolynM
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#ReadingResolutions #Strategy

I raided my husband's bookshelves for this one

Cathythoughts Yes this is what my husband says when we have to get bills paid & do red tape/annoying jobs ... the art of war. Get it done ✅ 1y
CarolynM @Cathythoughts I believe it's a very good guide to how to get things done🙂 1y
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KerryLibME
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Upcoming read

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JennyJoy
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It describes the rules of dealing with your problems. It very cleverly and artfully treads the path to the ultimate success.
Difficult to read at a stretch as one can lose track on the steps. It can be held a guide book for your professional and personal living!

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leumas_sp
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Now I've understood why manager have this book always close them, this is the book for the old wars and nowadays non-violent clashes. A must read if you are interested in how to win whatever balance of power

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ShawnaHunter
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This book should be required reading in schools. An absolute masterpiece that applies to far more than military strategy.

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Kristy_K
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Finally knocked this one off my #tbr. It‘s still highly relevant to today‘s wars and battlers, even the non-physical ones.

⭐️⭐️⭐️

#MountTBR #classic #24in48 #readathon #serialreader

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jpmcwisemorgan
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#Elements could be anything really. The building blocks of our world; earth, wind, fire, and water; the damn period table that keeps showing up in trivia; any number of things. #Quotsy #QuotsyJan18 #LitsyQuoteChallenge

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Libby1
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I loved this graphic from @SerialReader .

This book is an ancient Chinese treatise on the art of warfare that has been highly influential in foreign policy and business.

I wanted to try this short classic on Serial Reader. While as a Vegetarian, Nearly Pacifist, Bookworm Housewife I‘m certainly not the target audience, I did find it interesting.

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Libby1
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“All warfare is based on deception.”

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mangokittty
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readinginthedark Probably the ninja code of attack! ❤️ 2y
mangokittty @readinginthedark oh my it does call to mind ninjas. 😂 2y
readinginthedark It‘s awesome. I might need to make some kind of print of this for my son. 😆 2y
mangokittty @readinginthedark that would be cool. 👍🏻👍🏻 2y
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LitLogophile
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One of my favorite people to strategize with / real-life friend @Jgaiser145 has been trying to get me to read this forever. 😂 tonight I finally finished it, and I could see why the recommendation was so strong.

I really enjoyed it, as you can see from the selected passages. And I can definitely say it‘s the only ancient Chinese military treatise I‘ll read this year. ☑️

Jgaiser145 "If you know your enemy and you know yourself you need not fear the outcomes of 100 Battles" that's my favorite one 2y
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arlenefinnigan
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#Fragile #rocktober
Nothing comes from violence and nothing ever could
@Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

BarbaraBB So true... 2y
Cinfhen Truth 💔 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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I‘m going for the obvious 😬😅.
Philosophy from one of the greatest war leader and strategist, Chinese military general Sun Tzu.
Day 2 #rocktober #knowyourenemy.

BarbaraBB Perfect choice😀! 2y
julesG 👏👏👏 2y
Jas16 Well done! 2y
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RavenRenegade
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The Art of War next to Zen Mind. Because reasons. #bookshelfhumor #bookstoreshenanigans

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mikagatsby
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Took me a long time to finish this book BUT only because work has been kicking my butt. Anyway, I love the book though. I learned a lot and will definitely be using the lessons in life.

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mikagatsby
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This is so me. 💕

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Moonchild_booknerd89
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Mehso-so

Interesting

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Linear
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I went into my chaplains office and saw his mini Art of War book surrounded by all these little figures. I had to ask him if i could take a picture because i thought it was neat. He said he was given the figures and just decided to put them up like this lol. I added my copy to make the book more prominent in the picture.

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