Mastering the Art of War

Mastering the Art of War

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by Zhuge Liang, Liu Ji
     
 

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Composed by two prominent statesmen-generals of classical China, this book develops the strategies of Sun Tzu's classic,
The
Art of War
,
into a complete handbook of organization and leadership. The great leaders of ancient China who were trained in Sun Tzu's principles understood how war is waged successfully, both materially and mentally, and

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Composed by two prominent statesmen-generals of classical China, this book develops the strategies of Sun Tzu's classic,
The
Art of War
,
into a complete handbook of organization and leadership. The great leaders of ancient China who were trained in Sun Tzu's principles understood how war is waged successfully, both materially and mentally, and how victory and defeat follow clear social, psychological, and environmental laws. Drawing on episodes from the panorama of Chinese history,
Mastering the Art of War

presents practical summaries of these essential laws along with tales of conflict and strategy that show in concrete terms the proper use of Sun Tzu's principles. The book also examines the social and psychological aspects of organization and crisis management. The translator's introduction surveys the
Chinese philosophies of war and conflict and explores in depth the parallels between
The
Art of War

and the oldest handbook of strategic living, the
I
Ching

(Book of Changes).

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780834824812
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
03/26/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,314,031
File size:
1 MB

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Good
Generalship

Good generals of ancient times had some overall principles:

  1. Show people when to proceed and when to withdraw, and people will learn regulation.
  2. Array them on the lines rightly and justly, and people will be orderly.
  3. Show respect for them by your judgments, and people will be enthusiastic.
  4. Motivate them with rewards and penalties, and people will be trusting.
  5. Regulation,
    order, enthusiasm, and trust are the overall principles of generals, by which they are able to ensure victory in battle.

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