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The Book of Five Rings (Smartercomics) [Paperback]

Musashi Miyamoto , Mark Dos Santos
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  • Paperback: 60 pages
  • Publisher: Smarter Comics, LLC. (Nov 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781610820011
  • ISBN-13: 978-1610820011
  • ASIN: 1610820010
  • Product Dimensions: 23.9 x 19 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,073,895 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Book of Five Rings What can you learn from a 17th century samurai? Plenty, if that samurai happens to be Miyamoto Musashi, the master strategist who started fighting at age 13 and never lost a fight in his sixty match career. His insights on how to defeat any opponent are still relevant 400 years later in a world where winning isnt just a resume builder, but an absolute necessity. Full description

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great animated novel 5 Oct 2013
By vince
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Hopeful they will start producing more, I look forward to seeing some of the other great novels produce in this way
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Book, Comic-Book Edition on Strategy 8 Nov 2011
By J.R. Shah - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
Essentially a brains over brawn classic, "The Book of Five Rings" is a treatise on strategy to help you attain victory. There's the likes of Floyd Mayweather, who sports an unbeaten streak in boxing, and legendary boxer Muhammad Ali; then there's seventeenth century Samurai warrior, the omnipotent genius that is Miyamoto Musashi. Who better to learn from than an individual who, though not the strongest, mastered the arts of the mind. In the original version published in 1643, Musashi goes at length to note his observations and to allow the individual to discover his inner power. SmarterComics takes the concepts of the book a step further by making the book available to the 21st century and the largely visual age. Instead of picking up a thick book that will take days, maybe months to complete, SmarterComics condenses the content, but keeps the ideas and spirit of Musashi alive in the comic book edition. The beauty of SmarterComics is the stunning visuals and the impeccable choice of quotes from the original. The individual will marinate over each passage and every visual in this thought-provoking SmarterComics creation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, truly revolutionary! Great job Smartercomics! 10 Nov 2011
By Kelly Gneiting - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
Pictures say a thousand words. Here you have a dynamic way to learn strategy from one of the best martial artists in history. I love the concept. I love the way it's presented, in beautiful color. I love the bullet-points presented to the back-drop of what each speaks to. This is treasure just as art, but 100-fold for what it teaches. I highly recommend this to everybody. I'm a big fan.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic revamped 6 Nov 2011
By Kathy - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
The concepts famous 17th century Japanese swordsman Miyamoto Musashi's well-known "Book of Five Rings" have been simplified and easily accessible to anyone - yet equally relevant- in this comic book version by SmarterComics. The illustrations are excellent, mixing old and new imagery. The lessons and principles conveyed are applicable to anyone regarding how to be successful in work, business, personal endeavors - life in general. Great read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another Smartercomics success 5 July 2012
By David - Published on
Follows the original text very well while making it easily understandable. Folks at Smartercomics have done it again, keep up the good work.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nice adaption which grasps the spirit of the complete work 25 May 2013
By GORKA - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Since this is a comic adaption of a full lenght book, only some ideas were used, but i must confess that the chosen ones are good enough to give you a fair taste of the complete work.
Why to read it the instead the original?
Its a fast way to get to the core and read the original later , without being overwhelmed by the full detail and know possesing an insight on the key ideas.
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