Try an audiobook on us

The Art of War

By: Sun Tzu
Narrated by: John Cafey
Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)
Regular price: £0.89
£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

"The Art of War" is a Chinese military treatise that was written during the 6th century BC by Sun Tzu. Composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare, it has long been praised as the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time. "The Art of War" is one of the oldest books on military strategy in the world. It is the first and one of the most successful works on strategy and has had a huge influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, and beyond. 

Sun Tzu was the first to recognize the importance of positioning in strategy and that position is affected both by objective conditions in the physical environment and the subjective opinions of competitive actors in that environment. He taught that strategy was not planning in the sense of working through a to-do list, but rather that it requires quick and appropriate responses to changing conditions. Planning works in a controlled environment, but in a competitive environment.

©2018 Sun Tzu (P)2018 Oregan Publishing

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 3.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1

Performance

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1

Story

  • 3.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1
No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Captain Underpants
  • 07-09-18

The art of war

Common sense should be the title. As a veteran who never saw combat or mice

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 02-09-18

The Art of War

The reader doesn't seem to care about the book or take it seriously. He has a patronizing way of reading, as if he's been made to read it but doesn't believe it.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • customer
  • 02-01-19

Condensed version of an important work

This is little more than an executive summary. None of the. Historical context is preserved.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • pattie
  • 11-12-18

great information but put God first good info

this book can be used to negotiate through life and weed out negative people to be the Victor in your discussion and create a win-win situation for yourself

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-09-18

Great book of strategy.

Probably the best book on warfare I've read. It's to the point and written in a very terse way. Goes good with Miyamoto Musashi's "A Book of Five Rings."

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Bill
  • 25-12-18

Hmmm...not for me.

Well...either the translation and audio of this one sucked, or the original sucked. Or both. Thought there would be some (at a minimum) interesting concepts here, but nope. Common sense at best and not particularly well presented either.

This can't be the original The Art of War. Something happened here and I don't know what. Unfortunately, I don't care enough to really try and figure it out.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful