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  • Hardcover: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Profile Books; First Edition Third Printing edition (9 Mar. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1861979932
  • ISBN-13: 978-1861979933
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 3.2 x 24.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 196,276 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power and The Art of Seduction (both from Profile), has a degree in Classical Studies and has been an editor at Esquire and other magazines. He is also a playwright and lives in Los Angeles.

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Translatable to virtually every facet of daily life...a rich mine of ideas and information...readable and stimulating. (Scotland on Sunday)

Entertaining...mostly due to the Rambo-inspired mentality that oozes from every khaki-ed, muscle-bound phrase. (Daily Telegraph)

Very good...an enormous number of directed anecdotes from warfare, politics and the arts. (Nicholas Fearn Independent on Sunday)

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Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power and The Art of Seduction (both from Profile), has a degree in Classical Studies and has been an editor at Esquire and other magazines. He is also a playwright and lives in Los Angeles. Click here for his website.

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Rolf Dobelli TOP 500 REVIEWER on 11 May 2007
Format: Paperback
Military and business strategists agree that if you cannot contend against others, you will quickly get left behind. The problem is, most people think and act tactically - not strategically. Robert Greene's intelligent book can help you change your approach. It takes a fascinating, in-depth look at some of the world's most famous master military strategists: Napoleon Bonaparte, Sun-tzu, Alexander the Great, Carl von Clausewitz, Erwin Rommel, Hannibal and many more. Greene organizes the sagacious thinking of these masterminds into 33 strategies, drawn from mostly from warfare but also from business, politics, entertainment and nature. He provides concrete ideas on how to put these cerebral concepts to practical use. The information is packed in tight. Fascinating accent pieces run in the outer margins, but alas, in small, red italics. We highly recommend this remarkable book that explains how to meet your challenges with the best battle-tested strategies.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Black on 12 April 2011
Format: Paperback
Life is a struggle. It is one fought against other people, whether it be against a rival politician in an election, relatives in a family feud, or against bosses and bullies at work. Anything that can help out in these situations is always a help for those who could be considered underdogs, and this book is a very good attempt at this.
Whilst the book's title would seem to be aimed a wannabe generals and military commanders (wherther in real life or in a virtual game-playing one), the various strategies can be applied to any walk of life. It talks you through the strategies and how they were applied in real life. With a little re-wording on your own part, you can then apply them to your own problems.
Machiavellian in its approach, this book and its strategies will not be for everyone - I myself found some proposed strategies quite excessive if not heartless and just as likely to cause more problems than they solve. But sometimes you can only fight fire with fire, and let's face it, everyone who has faced a bullying boss at work (I certainly have) will want to give them a taste of their own medicine - and some ideas in these pages will help you do so whilst keeping your slate clean.
This book - and the other two written by Robert Greene, also sold here on Amazon - are useful guides on one-upmanship, but I would caution people to not take these lessons too much to heart, for as I have already said, making yourself the office Machiavelli will make you numerous enemies, and that leads to more problems in the long run. Otherwise, an entertaining read and a useful guide to life and its bullies.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By M. Williams TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 7 Mar. 2007
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I thought 48 Laws of Power was a brilliant book but didn't manage to plough my way through the Art of Seduction. However, just reading the title I knew I had to buy The 33 Strategies of War.

And it is brilliant, I'm just 20 pages away from the end of the book now.

One thing I have found is that the book makes you think very deeply, remembering events in the past and how you might have applied these strategies to make things happen differently, so I find it's better to read when you are fully awake in the morning rather than last thing at night. I have found that if I try and read too much at once then I don't get so much value out of it because each chapter is worth thinking about in detail.

It does make you rather Machiavellian in your everyday thinking and you do need to think about your own sense of morality and make sure the book doesn't corrupt you.

For this reason I suspect that just like 48 Laws of Power I will also be periodically re-reading this book for years to come.
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48 of 52 people found the following review helpful By A. Rahman on 21 Mar. 2006
Format: Hardcover
This is a book for all those deep thinkers out there.
I bought this book and the most I digested is a chapter a day, the way I see it is "its one thing understanding something, quite another knowing and applying it".
It shows us how the 33 startegies can be applied in our daily life when faced with those little everyday wars.
If you understand Sun Tzu's Art of war thoroughly you may not have much to learn from this book, but still interesting and does show how many in history applied these war principles to gain an upperhand from Samurai Grandmasters to Political leaders such as Margaret Thatcher.
Overall an interesting read and a great self help book. There'll be a chapter in there for everyone mine personally was chapter 4 bit long to explain right now but I'm sure some of these tactics outlined will bring most of you a smirk if not a smile at some point in the book. : )
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By M. Morris on 12 Mar. 2010
Format: Hardcover
I have personally read more than 150 books on self help and this one takes the cake - bar none. On the surface this book might come across as a general book on history and strategy or to some as a kind of book on manipulation, but that is just the facade. This book contains all the founding principles to help people get ahead in life, especially through personal interaction. I actually had owned this book for quite a while and was getting frustrated with having read so many self help books but still not feeling like I had retained much that was applicable to everyday situations or that I could draw from memory even though I took notes on every book I read. So one day I picked up this book again after only browsing through it before and read a couple of chapters and realized, hey, this is actually more specific to life than I had realized before, so I decided I would read it from start to finish. After a dedicated week I finished the book and decided I would read it another 2 times in the next 2 weeks so I would pick up on everything. For the first time in my life I feel like I can look at any situation and from the recall of all the principled knowledge I have read, I can instantly know what approach to take in any situation in almost samurai like fashion. It's crazy, but now when I see aggressively bold teenagers on a bus or a tense customer or an overbearing family member, it's like I see all the steps necessary to deal with the situation. For the normally analytical person this book is your lifeblood. I have to admit that it can be weary getting through the book as stories on history aren't always a sexy read, but it's tantamount to learning the piano religiously and later realizing that you can play the piano like a knife through warm butter. Robert Greene has to be the most underrated guru in the self help industry and is possibly greater than all others, albeit in a kind of covert fashion.
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