29 of 33 people found the following review helpful
Don't expect answers, just read and enjoy!,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Art of War (Paperback)
Sun Tzu was not running a shop or a company. Thats the first thing you have to realise if you are buying this book for enlightenment in business. He was living in times when his decisions could cost his, and thousands of peoples lives. Having read this book I can see why some may relate it to business strategies. Of course thats their decision to do so, but just because they do does not mean that this is the purpose of the book. You can't judge a book by its cover nor by other peoples opinions. Don't expect it to give you some amazing insight into people management, just let it take you out of the office into the valleys or plains of ancient China. Try to understand the circumstances around which it was written and you will understand the essence of the guide. It is definetly not 'the dummies guide to management'. It is an enlightening read in the ways of war, and as we all should remmember, "the purpose of war is peace". Even in business.