Oxford University Press, USA
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Like Machiavelli's The Prince and the Japanese Book of Five Rings, Sun Tzu's The Art of War is as timely for business
people today as it was for military strategists in ancient China. Written in China more than 2,000 years ago, Sun Tzu's
classic The Art of War is the first known study of the planning and conduct of military operations. These terse,
aphoristic essays are unsurpassed in comprehensiveness and depth of understanding, examining not only battlefield
maneuvers, but also relevant economic, political, and psychological factors. Indeed, the precepts outlined by Sun Tzu
regularly applied outside the realm of military theory. It is read avidly by Japanese businessmen and was touted in the
movie Wall Street as the corporate raider's bible.
Providing a much-needed translation of this classic, Samuel Griffith has made this powerful and unique work even more
relevant to the modern world. Including an explanatory introduction and selected commentaries on the work, this edition
makes Sun Tzu's timeless classic perfectly accessible to modern readers.