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Forget everything you think you know about strength, strategy, and success. This brilliant adaptation of the ancient masterpiece The Art of War shows women how to use Sun Tzu's philosophy to win in every aspect of life.

Would you like to transform your weaknesses into strengths? Succeed at work without compromising your ethics? Integrate your style and personal philosophy into every action you take? If so, this audiobook is for you. Chin-Ning Chu brings the eternal wisdom of philosopher-general Sun Tzu to women looking to gain a better understanding of who they are and, more important, who they want to be.

In the West, when we think of war, we imagine battle, casualties, brutality. But Sun Tsu, who wrote The Art of War 2,500 years ago, was Chinese, and their view of war is not about fighting. It is about determining the most efficient way of gaining victory with the least amount of conflict. That's why his book is particularly appropriate for women, as most women are not comfortable with direct confrontation. Women are natural negotiators and problem solvers; most prefer win-win situations, rather than "winner takes all".

Sun Tzu's book is about the application of strategies, and every strategy requires us to understand the people around us, our own strengths and weaknesses, our goals and our fears. We must integrate ourselves and our unique talents into the strategies we employ in order to overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of our goals and dreams.

The Art of War is the most influential book on strategy ever published, selling tens of millions of copies worldwide. Written by one of today's foremost authorities on Sun Tzu, The Art of War for Women is sure to become a classic in its own right.

©2007 Chin-Ning Chu (P)2007 Gildan Media Corp

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  • Ivy
  • 26-05-08

Not for Women Only

Methodical and comprehensive approach to Sun Tzu's rules. She reviews each one, and provides substantive recommendations on how to apply them to everyday working life. Good rules that can apply to all -- not for women only.

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  • Sarah Engen
  • 01-06-16

robot reading

narrator was a bit of a robot. I would still recommend, this book is very deep

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  • milagros-a
  • 21-06-16

Excellent! Very clear interpretation

After having read several times the Art of War and never quite understood it, this book finally provides the modern interpretation I so much needed! And it will be useful for everybody, not just women!!

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  • Kelly N Bennett
  • 29-05-16

Great book for Women!

Wish I'd read this in my 20's! Great advice for women! Worth the read! Brilliant!

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  • Renee
  • 09-01-15

Finally it's easy to read the art of war

Very good listen. I've tried to read the art of war for a long time. This breakdown was perfect and easily digestible.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-05-18

Amazing! Highly reccomend it!

This book is beautifully narrated, great voice. easy to comprehend, great for men as well. Yes it is the first version for women, but the knowledge can be applied to any situation or circumstance for any individual. If I had read this prior to my failing (corporate) job, I would have had more insight to understand why. Lesson learned. Also, great to refference as needed.

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  • Magdalen
  • 04-05-18

Highly recommended

It’s not an easy book to write and the author has done a great job. It’s comprehensive and inspirational. I have only wish there were more and that would be an all-star.

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  • E. Crawford
  • 05-09-17

Phenomenal

EVERY working woman and every woman who is looking to move in an institution or organization should read this book. The sooner in your career the better.

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  • luz r.
  • 24-03-17

Eye Opener

Really enjoyed it. Helpful tips for the workplace. The narrator kept my interest until the end.

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  • Thresea Dowell
  • 28-01-17

A little disappointing

What did you love best about The Art of War for Women?

Discussion of Sun Tzu's strategy was, for the most part, informative. Some of the interpretations were a bit of a stretch.

How could the performance have been better?

The narration was good.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I was put off first by the slightly anti-male sentiment and by the emphasis on "dress for the job you want" which has been done to death.