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The Art of War

The Art of War - Thomas Cleary, Sun Tzu The original publish date of this book was circa 500 BCE and that amazes me. How come humanity hasn’t essentially evolved that much since then? You could conclude that after reading any History book but… it still amazes me every single time.After a small discussion about reading History books in my blog, reading The Art of War makes me need to add a final idea – each one teaches you a lesson you can directly apply to your life.This book is the result of a compilation about strategy made by a mysterious warrior-philosopher. It dissects organizations in conflict on every single level, in such a thorough way that it easily became a bible for politicians, executives, military leaders and, why not, for the common citizen of the world in his own little battles of ordinary life."If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle." Sun Tzu