The Art of War (Collins Classics)

3.95 avg rating
( 186,043 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780007420124: The Art of War (Collins Classics)

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'Opportunities multiply as they are seized.' Written in the 6th century BC, Sun Tzu's The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise that is still revered today as the ultimate commentary on war and military strategy. Focussing on the principle that one can outsmart your foe mentally by thinking very carefully about strategy before resorting to physical battle, this philosophy continues to be applied to the corporate and business world. Sun Tzu's timeless appraisal of the different aspects of warfare are laid out in 13 chapters, including sections on 'Laying Plans', 'Waging War' and 'Terrain'. Words that are as resonant today in every aspect of our lives as they were when he wrote them.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

The Art of War is the Swiss army knife of military theory--pop out a different tool for any situation. Folded into this small package are compact views on resourcefulness, momentum, cunning, the profit motive, flexibility, integrity, secrecy, speed, positioning, surprise, deception, manipulation, responsibility, and practicality. Thomas Cleary's translation keeps the package tight, with crisp language and short sections. Commentaries from the Chinese tradition trail Sun-tzu's words, elaborating and picking up on puzzling lines. Take the solitary passage: "Do not eat food for their soldiers." Elsewhere, Sun-tzu has told us to plunder the enemy's stores, but now we're not supposed to eat the food? The Tang dynasty commentator Du Mu solves the puzzle nicely, "If the enemy suddenly abandons their food supplies, they should be tested first before eating, lest they be poisoned." Most passages, however, are the pinnacle of succinct clarity: "Lure them in with the prospect of gain, take them by confusion" or "Invincibility is in oneself, vulnerability is in the opponent." Sun-tzu's maxims are widely applicable beyond the military because they speak directly to the exigencies of survival. Your new tools will serve you well, but don't flaunt them. Remember Sun-tzu's advice: "Though effective, appear to be ineffective." --Brian Bruya

From the Publisher:

6 1-hour cassettes

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Tzu, Sun
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 0007420129 ISBN 13: 9780007420124
New Paperback Quantity Available: 9
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 174 x 106 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. Opportunities multiply as they are seized. Written in the 6th century BC, Sun Tzu s The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise that is still revered today as the ultimate commentary on war and military strategy. Focussing on the principle that one can outsmart your foe mentally by thinking very carefully about strategy before resorting to physical battle, this philosophy continues to be applied to the corporate and business world. Sun Tzu s timeless appraisal of the different aspects of warfare are laid out in 13 chapters, including sections on Laying Plans , Waging War and Terrain . Words that are as resonant today in every aspect of our lives as they were when he wrote them. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780007420124

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 3.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Tzu, Sun
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 0007420129 ISBN 13: 9780007420124
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 174 x 106 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. Opportunities multiply as they are seized. Written in the 6th century BC, Sun Tzu s The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise that is still revered today as the ultimate commentary on war and military strategy. Focussing on the principle that one can outsmart your foe mentally by thinking very carefully about strategy before resorting to physical battle, this philosophy continues to be applied to the corporate and business world. Sun Tzu s timeless appraisal of the different aspects of warfare are laid out in 13 chapters, including sections on Laying Plans , Waging War and Terrain . Words that are as resonant today in every aspect of our lives as they were when he wrote them. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780007420124

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 4.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Tzu, Sun
ISBN 10: 0007420129 ISBN 13: 9780007420124
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 111mm x 178mm x. Paperback. 'Opportunities multiply as they are seized.' Written in the 6th century BC, Sun Tzu's The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise that is still revered today as the ultimate commentary o.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 112 pages. 0.050. Bookseller Inventory # 9780007420124

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 4.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds
International Edition
International Edition

4.

Tzu, Sun
Published by William Collins
ISBN 10: 0007420129 ISBN 13: 9780007420124
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
International Edition
Seller
Sunshine Book Store
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Collins. Book Condition: New. 0007420129 This is an International Edition. Brand New, Paperback, Delivery within 6-14 business days, Same Contents as U.S Edition, ISBN and Cover design may differ. Choose Expedited shipping for delivery within 4-7 business days. We do not ship to PO Box, APO,FPO Address. We may ship the books from multiple warehouses across the globe, including India depending upon the availability of inventory storage. Customer satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # MO9780007420124

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Tzu, Sun
ISBN 10: 0007420129 ISBN 13: 9780007420124
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Not Signed; HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'Opportunities multiply as they are seized.' Written in the 6th century BC, Sun Tzu's The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise that is still revered today as the ultimate commentary on war and military strategy. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780007420124_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 2.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.14
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Tzu, Sun
Published by HarperPress 2011-01-01 (2011)
ISBN 10: 0007420129 ISBN 13: 9780007420124
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperPress 2011-01-01, 2011. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-GRD-04872941

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 3.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.70
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Tzu, Sun
Published by HarperPress (2011)
ISBN 10: 0007420129 ISBN 13: 9780007420124
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Green Books
(Wicklow, Ireland)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperPress, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New Book. Shipping: Once your order has been confirmed and payment received, your order will then be processed. The book will be located by our staff, packaged and despatched to you as quickly as possible. From time to time, items get mislaid en route. If your item fails to arrive, please contact us first. We will endeavour to trace the item for you and where necessary, replace or refund the item. Please do not leave negative feedback without contacting us first. All orders will be dispatched within two working days. If you have any quesions please contact us. Bookseller Inventory # V9780007420124

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 2.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.35
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Tzu, Sun
Published by HarperCollins Publishers (2011)
ISBN 10: 0007420129 ISBN 13: 9780007420124
New Softcover First Edition Quantity Available: > 20
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 2011. Book Condition: New. 2011. 1st Edition. Paperback. HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. Series: Collins Classics. Num Pages: 112 pages. BIC Classification: 1FPC; HPDF; JWA; JWKT. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 175 x 110 x 8. Weight in Grams: 68. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780007420124

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Tzu, Sun
Published by HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0007420129 ISBN 13: 9780007420124
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Book Condition: New. 2011. 1st Edition. Paperback. HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. Series: Collins Classics. Num Pages: 112 pages. BIC Classification: 1FPC; HPDF; JWA; JWKT. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 175 x 110 x 8. Weight in Grams: 68. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780007420124

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Tzu, Sun
ISBN 10: 0007420129 ISBN 13: 9780007420124
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0007420129. Bookseller Inventory # ST0007420129

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book