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Carl von Clausewitz's On War (Infinite Success) [Kindle Edition]

Andrew Holmes
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On War is one of the first books on modern military strategy. Writing mostly after the Napoleonic wars, between 1816 and 1830, von Clausewitz never lived to see it published. He had a theory that it was the integration of political, societal and economic issues that was the most important factor in deciding the outcome of a war. This new theory made On War one of the most important texts on strategy ever written. Here, Andrew Holmes’ interpretation of On War illustrates the timeless nature of von Clausewitz’s insights by bringing them to life through 52 modern case studies of business and society. This brilliant interpretation of On War is an entertaining accompaniment to one of the most famous strategy books ever written.


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About the Author

Andrew Holmes is a writer, management consultant and Managing Partner of Paricint LLP. He has consulted with many household names in the UK and overseas. He has written 17 books on all manner of subjects, ranging from studies of the commoditisation of white collar work to humorous books. If you can’t find him chained to a desk somewhere, he is either spending time with his family in Hampshire, or fencing in London.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 371 KB
  • Print Length: 118 pages
  • Publisher: Infinite Ideas (4 Jan. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005ARRAIS
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  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #668,208 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1.0 out of 5 stars Big Mistake 23 April 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I accidentally bought this book, thinking that it might apply to modern warfare. No such luck. It's about application of his principles to the corporate world. Perhaps good if that's what you're after.

Unrelentingly dull.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Worthless 15 Feb. 2013
By Scott - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Each chapter is two pages long. Hardly enough to impart anything meaningful.
The chapters are vague and very general in nature.
I was very dissapointed and had hoped for some useful information.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Cliffs Notes - not insights 18 Aug. 2012
By steddyb - Published on Amazon.com
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In my search for a distilled version of Von Clausewitz's On War that related key military concepts to the business world, I purchased this book. While compact in form, the author attempts to allocate a grand total of 2 pages to each of the 52 key concepts that are highlighted. Clearly this is not enough space to begin exploring each of Carl's concepts, let alone tie the concepts to business or to make recommendations on implementation. Case examples are weak and topical at best (what can you discuss in 2 paragraphs?) and the 'key' messages are closer to a 'Top 10 ways to get ahdead in business' article on Yahoo than to a thoughtful dissection and application of strategic concepts.
This book is a serious let-down for anyone interested in military or corporate strategy.
4.0 out of 5 stars A Modern Interpretation of the Original 8 Nov. 2014
By Kindle Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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The original On War is difficult to read and understand. This version is a modern interpretation from the point of view of a Business manager making it more accessible to the modern reader. Read this version to get the gist of the original, then if you are game with a lot of free time, try the real On War.
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