The Art of War

Author: Sunzi
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press
ISBN: 0195014766
Release Date: 1971
Genre: History

An ancient Chinese treatise on war stresses the importance of speed, sound tactics, subterfuge, discipline, appropriate form of attack, and accurate intelligence

The Art of War

Author: Sunzi
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 081331951X
Release Date: 1994
Genre: History

TheArt of Waris almost certainly the most famous study of strategy ever written and has had an extraordinary influence on the history of warfare. The principles Sun-tzu expounded were utilized brilliantly by such great Asian war leaders as Mao Tse-tung, Giap, and Yamamoto. First translated two hundred years ago by a French missionary, Sun-tzu'sArt of War has been credited with influencing Napoleon, the German General Staff, and even the planning for Desert Storm. Many Japanese companies make this book required reading for their key executives. And increasingly, Western businesspeople and others are turning to theArt of War for inspiration and advice on how to succeed in competitive situations of all kinds. Unlike most editions of Sun-tzu currently available (many simply retreads of older, flawed translations), this superb new translation makes use of the best available classical Chinese manuscripts, including the ancient "tomb text" version discovered by archaeologists at Linyi, China. Ralph Sawyer, an outstanding Western scholar of ancient Chinese warfare and a successful businessman in his own right, places this classic work of strategy in its proper historical context. Sawyer supplies a portrait of Sun-tzu's era and outlines several battles of the period that may have either influenced Sun-tzu or been conducted by him. While appreciative of the philosophical richness of theArt of War, this edition stresses Sun-tzu's practical origins and presents a translation that is both accurate and accessible.

Sun Tzu and the Art of Modern Warfare

Author: Mark McNeilly
Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)
ISBN: 9780199957859
Release Date: 2014-10-15
Genre: History

Long acknowledged as a classic text on strategy, Sun Tzu's The Art of War has been admired by leaders as diverse as Mao Zedong and General Norman Schwartzkopf. However, having been written two thousand years ago, the book can be somewhat daunting to the modern reader. Mark McNeilly, author of Sun Tzu and the Art of Business (OUP, 2011), which made Sun Tzu accessible to the business executive, has extracted the six concepts most applicable to modern warfare, making them easy to understand and apply to military situations. Drawing on a wealth of fascinating historical examples, McNeilly shows how these six principles might be used in wars of the future---both conventional wars and terrorist conflicts---and how they can provide insight into current affairs, such as the war on terrorism and China's increasingly important strategic and military role in the world. This updated edition reflects on all that has happened in the past ten years, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the challenge of Iran, the "Arab Spring," and the continued rise of China. Each chapter includes brand new examples to explain important concepts in The Art of War. Including the full text of The Art of War in the popular translation by Samuel Griffith, with cross-references to quotations used in the book, Sun Tzu and the Art of Modern Warfare unlocks these elusive secrets for anyone interested in strategy and warfare, whether they are professional soldiers, military history buffs, or business executives.

Sun Tzu The Art of Warfare

Author: Roger T. Ames
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780307477804
Release Date: 2010-09-08
Genre: Philosophy

The most widely read military classic in human history, newly translated and revised in accordance with newly discovered materials of unprecedented historical significance. Fluid, crisp and rigorously faithful to the original, this new text is destined to stand as the definitive version of this cornerstone work of Classical Chinese. Of compelling importance not only to students of Chinese history and literature, but to all readers interested in the art or the philosophy of war. From the Hardcover edition.

THE ART OF WAR Giles Translation

Author: Sun Tzu
Publisher: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 9788027231386
Release Date: 2017-11-15
Genre: Self-Help

"The Art of War" is an ancient Chinese military treatise that is attributed to Sun Tzu (also referred to as "Sunzi" and "Sun Wu"), a high ranking military general, strategist and tactist. The Art of War has also been applied to business and managerial strategies. Composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare. It is said to be the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time, and is still read for its military insight which can be applied to business and managerial strategies as well. Sun Tzu was a Chinese general, military strategist, and philosopher who lived in the Spring and Autumn period of ancient China. Sun Tzu is traditionally credited as the author of The Art of War, a widely influential work of military strategy that has affected both Western and Eastern philosophy. Aside from his legacy as the author of The Art of War, Sun Tzu is revered in Chinese and the Culture of Asia as a legendary historical figure. His birth name was Sun Wu, and he was known outside of his family by his courtesy name Changqing. The name Sun Tzu by which he is best known in the West is an honorific which means "Master Sun".

The Art of War

Author: Sun Tzu
Publisher: FastPencil Inc
ISBN: 9781607469308
Release Date: 2010-07
Genre: Business & Economics

An ancient Chinese treatise on war stresses the importance of speed, sound tactics, subterfuge, discipline, appropriate form of attack, and accurate intelligence

The Lost Art of War

Author: Sun-Tzu
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062514059
Release Date: 1997-04-11
Genre: Religion

From the translator of The Art of War: the renowned manual for power and success, The Lost Art of War is the anticipated sequel to Sun Tzu's classic strategic manual that has captured the imagination of business, political and military people worldwide

The Art of War

Author: Thomas Cleary
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834821699
Release Date: 2003-06-10
Genre: Philosophy

Conflict is an inevitable part of life, according to this ancient Chinese classic of strategy, but everything necessary to respond to conflict wisely, thoroughly, and victoriously is right before us at all times. The key to skillful action in any situation is in knowing those things that make up the environment and then seeing the patterns they form so that their power becomes available to us. It is not necessary to change the nature of things to find victory. Since, as Sun Tzu teaches, aggression and response in kind can lead only to destruction, we must learn to work with conflict in a more profound and effective way. The Art of War shows us how. The Art of War gives us proven strategic skills to apply when we need to take action and overcome obstacles in rapidly changing, chaotic situations. Though ancient in origin, these strategies are accessible because they are based on the ways we already do things. As Sun Tzu shows, rather than getting mired in conflict, we can create momentum and bring about the tipping point to achieve success.

Deciphering Sun Tzu

Author: Derek M. C. Yuen
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199373512
Release Date: 2014
Genre: History

Published in the United Kingdom in 2014 by C. Hurst & Co.

Sun Tzu and the Art of Business Six Strategic Principles for Managers

Author: Mark R. McNeilly
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199840168
Release Date: 1996-10-17
Genre: Business & Economics

To hand down the wisdom he had gained from years of battles, more than two millennia ago the famous Chinese general Sun Tzu wrote the classic work on military strategy, The Art of War. Because business, like warfare, is dynamic, fast-paced, and requires an effective and efficient use of scarce resources, modern executives have found value in Sun Tzus teachings. But The Art of War is arranged for the military leader and not the CEO, so making connections between ancient warfare and todays corporate world is not always easy. Now, in Sun Tzu and the Art of Business, Mark R. McNeilly shows how Sun Tzus strategic principles can be successfully applied to modern business situations. Here are really two books in one: Mark McNeillys synthesis of Sun Tzus ideas into six strategic principles for the business executive plus the entire text of Samuel B. Griffiths popular translation of The Art of War. McNeilly explains how to gain market share without inciting competitive retaliation (Win All Without Fighting), how to attack a competitors weak points (Avoid Strength and Strike Weakness), and how to maximize the power of market information for competitive advantage (Deception and Foreknowledge). He also demonstrates the value of speed, preparation, and secrecy in throwing the competition off-balance, employing strategy to beat the competition (Shape Your Opponent), and the need for character in successful leaders. In his final chapter, McNeilly presents a practical method to put Sun Tzu and The Art of Business into practice. By using modern examples throughout the book from GE, Microsoft, AT&T, BMW, Southwest Airlines, FedEx, and many others, he illustrates how, by following the wisdom of historys most respected strategist, executives can avoid the pitfalls of management fads and achieve lasting competitive advantage. Even though down-sizing continues to increase corporate competition, and new technology constantly changes the playing field, the basics of business and strategy remain essentially unchanged. Sun Tzu and the Art of Business illuminates the fundamental strategic principles, providing lessons every manager must know to succeed today.

Sun Tzu The Art of Warfare

Author: Roger T. Ames
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 034536239X
Release Date: 2010-09-08
Genre: Philosophy

The most widely read military classic in human history, newly translated and revised in accordance with newly discovered materials of unprecedented historical significance. Fluid, crisp and rigorously faithful to the original, this new text is destined to stand as the definitive version of this cornerstone work of Classical Chinese. Of compelling importance not only to students of Chinese history and literature, but to all readers interested in the art or the philosophy of war. From the Hardcover edition.

Sun Tzu and the Art of Modern Warfare

Author: Mark R. McNeilly
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199393800
Release Date: 2014-10-02
Genre: Business & Economics

Long acknowledged as a classic text on strategy, Sun Tzu's The Art of War has been admired by leaders as diverse as Mao Zedong and General Norman Schwartzkopf. However, having been written two thousand years ago, the book can be somewhat daunting to the modern reader. Mark McNeilly, author of Sun Tzu and the Art of Business (OUP, 2011), which made Sun Tzu accessible to the business executive, has extracted the six concepts most applicable to modern warfare, making them easy to understand and apply to military situations. Drawing on a wealth of fascinating historical examples, McNeilly shows how these six principles might be used in wars of the future---both conventional wars and terrorist conflicts---and how they can provide insight into current affairs, such as the war on terrorism and China's increasingly important strategic and military role in the world. This updated edition reflects on all that has happened in the past ten years, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the challenge of Iran, the "Arab Spring," and the continued rise of China. Each chapter includes brand new examples to explain important concepts in The Art of War. Including the full text of The Art of War in the popular translation by Samuel Griffith, with cross-references to quotations used in the book, Sun Tzu and the Art of Modern Warfare unlocks these elusive secrets for anyone interested in strategy and warfare, whether they are professional soldiers, military history buffs, or business executives.

The Complete Art Of War

Author: Tzu Sun
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465003877
Release Date: 2007-03-16
Genre: History

Sun Tzu's Art of War is the most famous, and the most thought-provoking, work of strategy ever written. The profound insights of this book have endured for over two thousand years, and they continue to reward careful study. The Military Methods of Sun Pin, the great-grandson of Sun Tzu, is a brilliant elaboration on his ancestor's work, which has been lost for nearly two millennia. Presented here together for the first time are the greatest of the ancient Chinese classics of strategic thought: The Complete Art of War.The Sun family writings on strategy represent a unique contribution to our understanding of human affairs. By unveiling the complex, often unexpected, interrelationships of armies locked in battle, their wisdom reveals the enduring principles of success in the struggle of life itself.With a unique index to the essential principles of strategy, and Sawyer's thoughtful chapter-by-chapter commentaries, The Complete Art of War is designed to guide the reader to new insights into the nature of human conflict and a greater understanding of every field of human activity, from playing the game of politics to building a successful marriage, from closing a deal to managing a large organization, and even from making war to making peace.

The Art of War

Author: Jonathan Clements
Publisher: Constable
ISBN: 9781780331317
Release Date: 2012-06-21
Genre: History

A new translation for the 21st century. The Art of War by Sun Tzu is one of the most influential political and business books of our era. This gateway edition for the 21st century reader rediscovers the essential clarity of the ancient masterpiece, cited by generals from a dozen Chinese dynasties, international business leaders, and modern military field manuals. This edition also contains a full commentary on Sun Tzu, the man and his ideas, contemporary of Confucius and Buddha; and a critical guide to further reading. This is the perfect introduction to one of the world's best-known classics.

Sun Tzu s Art of War Illustrated Translated for Modern Readers

Author: Lionel Giles'
Publisher: SJ Creations Tokyo
ISBN:
Release Date: 1910-01-07
Genre: History

This work is based on Lionel Giles’ 1910 translation of Sun Tzu’s Art of War which dates from the 5th century BC. The text is composed of 13 chapters, each of which revolves around one aspect of warfare. It is commonly thought as a writing masterpiece in the domain of military tactics and strategy. It is a prized text, and placed as one of the ‘Seven Military Classics’ by Emperor Shenzong long ago, and has since become the most influential book of strategy in all of East Asia. This notoriety has caused it to have a large influence on both Eastern and Western military thinking and business tactics.