Sun Tzu's ideas on survival and success have been read acrossthe world for centuries. Today they can still be applied tobusiness, politics and life. The Art of War demonstrates howto win without conflict. It shows that with enough intelligence andplanning, it is possible to conquer with a minimum of force andlittle destruction.
This luxury hardback edition includes an introduction by TomButler-Bowdon that draws out lessons for managers and businessleaders, and highlights the power of Sun Tzu's thinking in everydaylife.
In this e-book you will find the full version of what has definitely been the most consulted manual by military leaders and politicians of all kinds and continents over the centuries.
Prestigious schools of management and personal development use this treatise as their reference textbook and industry and finance managers still consult it today, finding an inexhaustible source of inspiration and meditation within its pages. But what is it that makes a work written about 2,500 years ago so special, so incredibly fascinating and still so relevant?
Some of its features and curiosities are still undoubtedly surprising due to their logic and modernity but its fame stems from its ability to let one analyse and interpret the book at various levels and apply its meaning to all professions and personalities.
The Art of War is not only a strategic manual on war and on the techniques for being successful in battle. In this text, there is a deeper and more intimate path, which deals with the emotional sphere and more precisely with the management of personal conflicts in a proactive way which leads to personal growth.
You will notice that if more closely examined, war, clashes and competition, which apparently seem to relate only to the military world, also relate to the inner and personal dynamic which is shared by each of us.
For this reason, the instructions contained in the Art of War should be taken as essential rules of deep wisdom as they are applicable to any aspect of reality.
This e-book The Art of War enhances the value of the text and it provides the reader with a direct, easy, and very appealing version of Sun Tzu’s work.
The audiobook is also available.
Hailed as the oldest philosophical discussion on military strategy, Sun Tzu’s The Art of War has been adapted as a graphic novel by award-winning illustrator Pete Katz. In this collectible thread-bound edition, the narrative focuses on a teacher instructing a pupil on the main points of Sun Tzu’s treatise, with vibrant battle scenes interspersed throughout. Issues such as planning, tactics, maneuvering, and spying are demonstrated in the full-color scenes, so that readers can envision how military goals are achieved using principles from the fifth century BC.
A sua actualidade mantém-se viva e os ensinamentos de Sun Tzu continuam a influenciar as estratégias de sucesso em todos os sectores do mundo contemporâneo.
"A Arte da Guerra" - um dos clássicos mais actuais de todos os tempos.
A presente tradução é o resultado da comparação das versões mais recentes apresentadas nas línguas inglesa e francesa, em confronto com o próprio texto chinês.
O seu autor, Luís Serrão, é licenciado em Filosofia pela Faculdade de Letras da Universidade Clássica de Lisboa, e tem exercido actividades no domínio do ensino, da edição e da tradução.
Cover image: Portrait of A-yu-hsi, China, Ch'ing dynasty (1644-1912), by Lang Shining (Giuseppe Castiglione; 1688-1768), collection of National Palace Museum.