Sun Tzu for Success How to Use the Art of War to Master Challenges and Accomplish the Important Goals in Your Life

ISBN-10: 1580627765

ISBN-13: 9781580627764

Edition: 2003

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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
Publication date: 1/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

Sun Tzu was born around 544 B.C. Almost nothing is known about his life except that he was a Chinese military general who helped the King Ho-lu capture the city of Ying, bringing about the fall of the Ch'u state in 506 B.C.E. From this, Sun Tzu became known throughout the country as a wise and respected leader. Sun Tzu is best known today for a collection of essays called The Art of War, the oldest military treatise in the world. The text became known through translations by Father J. J. M. Amiot, a French Jesuit priest. The principles in the book are varied and include: "All warfare is based on deception," "The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting," and "The art of war is governed by five constant factors (1) The Moral Law; (2) Heaven; (3) Earth; (4) The Commander; (5) Method and discipline)". Sun Tzu is believed to have died in 496 B.C.E.

Introduction
The Lesson of the Concubines
Complete Translation of The Art of War
Preface to Book One
The Art of Success
Preface to Book Two
Personal Characteristics for Success
Introduction: Who Are You?
Know Yourself
Have Moral Integrity
Listen Well
Be Considerate
Be Courageous
Practice Discipline
Be Creative
Aim for High Standards
Seek Sound Counsel
Strategies for Success
Introduction: Strategy Before Tactics--Always
Know Your Battleground
Build a Personal Network
Develop Great Strategies
Win Without Fighting
Apply Strength Against Weakness
Avoid the Avoidable
Build a Strong Position
Organize a Team
Go for a Breakthrough
Have a Plan
Tactics for Success
Introduction: Coordinate Tactics with Strategy
Take the Offensive
Move Rapidly
Gain Momentum
Take Advantage of Opportunities
Be Persistent
Occupy the High Ground
Build on Your Success
Competitive Success
Introduction: Get Your Priorities Right
Pick Your Battles Carefully
Know Your Opponent
Skillful Attacks Win
Timing Is Everything
Examples of Success
Introduction: Apply the Wisdom
Coaching Challenges
Winning Battles
Leadership Lessons
Relevant Principles
The Art of War Is the Art of Peace
Rules for Daily Life
Effective Decisions
Implementing Strategy
Study the Principles
Bibliography
Bibliography of Translators
Index
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