Genre: Non-Fiction / Philosophy
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Page count: 224
Release date: April 2010
“War, war never changes.” I’ve heard that tag line quite a lot when I was playing Fallout. Seeing as this classic was written before Jesus Christ was born, I suppose it’s quite true.
This edition of the Art of War did not just feature “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu, but also contained “The Sayings of Wutzu”, which took most of what you learned from “The Art of War” as a foundation and deepened topics that were previously mentioned.
Now, saying that the strategies within this book are still sound today, when we have so many more ways to engage in combat, is a bit of a stretch, but many of the things told in this book still hold true today. I can even see how many people use it as an inspiration in business conduct.
What this book has taught me is that leaders should be master of arms and letters. The biggest lesson however, is probably “The general knows the time when to fight and when not to fight.”
This is probably a book you should pick up on occasion to reread and learn lessons from you had previously overlooked, or seemed less relevant back then. I know I will.
Oh, I nearly forgot to mention that there’s a dude in the book called Prince Yuhu. I’d imagine he was probably very flamboyant.
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