The Art of War by Sun Tzu | Book Review

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Twenty-Five Hundred years ago, Sun Tzu wrote this classic book of military strategy based on Chinese warfare and military thought. Since that time, all levels of military have used the teaching on Sun Tzu to warfare and cilivzation have adapted these teachings for use in politics, business and everyday life. The Art of War is a book which should be used to gain advantage of opponents in the boardroom and battlefield alike.

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The Art of War is a tiny collection of teachings, mastered by the chinese in the era of war but over the years translated as a philosophy manifesto about what to win in life and how to do that. 

Although a tiny book, easy to read book per se, The Art of War isn’t that easy to understand. Some pages I had to read a couple of times to actually pin point what the book wanted me to understand. So it is quite hard especially if you aren’t into politics because the ideas are somehow related to the strategy of war – politics.

The quintessential of this book is summed up in a couple of short but important rules such as: choose your battles, timing is everything (you can be dumb all your life, if you are smart for a second at the right time your life can change into better instantly), know yourself and the person around you, have your own path/ plan, never discuss your plan with anyone, “the best way to win is to not fight at all”, change = opportunity, after the first success comes the rest of them come easily.

I had finished the book in one hour but it felt like I was working for it, it was tough to understand but the rules that the book unravel for you can change your life for the best. I recommand it but only if you want to see your path in life in a more clear mode.

 

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