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on 17 May 2017
What makes this book a true classic is the fact it has many applications: power-hungry politicians, corporate strategists, the army generals amongst Amazon and your bog-standard malcontent - although more definitely exist to be found. Despite societies moving away from primal structures, the relevance of lessons learnt by Sun Tzu over 2000 years will continue to persist. Sun Tzu teaches how to resourcefully beat enemies with guile and strategy, utilse superior knowledge of the terrain, and utilise lines of communication and learn to think like his enemy.

This version, is differentiated by a) the price; and b) Tom Butler-Browdon’s excellent introduction which frames the relevance of this manual for the modern reader, provides information about the historical context, and characterises the most successful warfare outcomes.

The size makes it commuter friendly as well as an easy task to finish. Given the brief and focussed nature of the text, it is not a book that lasts – but luckily the massive scope for applications leave enough food for thought that the book to have a lingering aftertaste.
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on 27 April 2017
Sometimes difficult to understand the author's concepts on war since I have no military training nor do I wish to go to war. However, the concepts are apparently being used by CEO's of top companies so thought it would be worth reading, though did not see anything that could be translated to corporate workplace maybe I missed the lesson. It was worth reading for no other reason than to have an insight into how Chinese thought about war.
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on 1 May 2017
Always useful to have a copy of this as a reference.
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on 17 May 2017
BRILLIANT LITTLE BOOK.
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on 1 September 2016
Not the complete book this is more like a pamphlet

Avoid
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on 25 May 2017
on time on price as described
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on 30 April 2017
Good
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on 14 September 2016
Complete collection of books released worth buying.
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on 29 April 2017
Interesting book
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on 2 January 2014
Bought this to research Cesare Borgia.
Difficult read but worth persevering.
Builds up a good picture of Italy and its renaissance wars.
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