Samurai Strategies: 42 Martial Secrets from Musashi's Book of Five Rings

Samurai Strategies: 42 Martial Secrets from Musashi's Book of Five Rings

by Boye Lafayette De Mente, Michihiro Matsumoto
     
 

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Similar to The Art of War by Sun Tzu, The Book of Five Rings by Musashi Myamoto, Japan's most famous warrior and combat strategist, provides valuable lessons for anyone facing challenging circumstances—from business, war, and sports to fields of art, love, and politics.

The samurai culture, created over a period of nearly seven hundred years

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Similar to The Art of War by Sun Tzu, The Book of Five Rings by Musashi Myamoto, Japan's most famous warrior and combat strategist, provides valuable lessons for anyone facing challenging circumstances—from business, war, and sports to fields of art, love, and politics.

The samurai culture, created over a period of nearly seven hundred years by Japan's ruling class of warriors and epitomized in The Book of Five Rings, still influences every facet of the Japanese way of thinking and doing things. Many Japanese, consciously and unconsciously, pattern their attitudes and behavior on the thinking and behavior of Musashi, including sacrificing themselves to ideals, and continuously striving to achieve perfection.

Boye Lafayette De Mente has extracted the fundamentals of Musashi's martial tactics and explains them here in a context for use in the modern world. These strategies for winning are as valid today as they were in 17th century Japan and provide valuable insights for anyone in any field to endeavor.

This hardcover edition of Samurai Strategies features a new introduction by the author, and additional commentary in each chapter by renowned Japanese author and samurai expert Michihiro Matsumoto.

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"What most pervaded the samurai philosophy and way of life was the recognition of life's fragility. Danger was omnipresent and mortal combat frequent. In the book Samurai Strategies by Boye Lafayette De Mente, the author explores the seven samurai virtues that defined their way of life, and how we can apply them to our own lives. I believe these seven virtues possess special wisdom and application for the modern entrepreneur as well." —Forbes

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804839501
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
07/01/2008
Edition description:
Hardcover with Jacket
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
731,119
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Boye Lafayette De Mente has been involved with Japan, China, and Korea since the late 1940s as a member of a U.S. intelligence agency, student, trade journalist, editor, and author working out of Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He is a graduate of Jochi University in Tokyo and The American Institute for Foreign Trade (now Thunderbird: The School of Global Management). His 70-plus books include Japan's Cultural Code Words, Business Guide to Japan, and Japan Unmasked.

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