孫子兵法

孫子兵法[Download] ➾ 孫子兵法 Author Sun Tzu – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Conflict is an inevitable part of life, according to this ancient Chinese classic of strategy, but everything necessary to deal with conflict wisely, honorably, victoriously, is already present within Conflict is an inevitable part of life, according to this ancient Chinese classic of strategy, but everything necessary to deal with conflict wisely, honorably, victoriously, is already present within us Compiled than two thousand years ago by a mysterious warriorphilosopher, The Art of Waris still perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world, as eagerly studied in Asia by modern politicians and executives as it has been by military leaders since ancient times As a study of the anatomy of organizations in conflict, The Art of Warapplies to competition and conflict in general, on every level from the interpersonal to the international Its aim is invincibility, victory without battle, and unassailable strength through understanding the physics, politics, and psychology of conflictThis edition contains stunning oriental images of warfare throughout. Hey! Look at me stepping outside my comfort zone!

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I saw this audiobook in the library, and I thought it looked interesting.
Hell, I've got 4 kids. This could come in handy.
Next year I'll have not one, but two teenage boys. I need to prepare myself to defend my babies home from the invading whores hoards. I figured this book would help me gird my loins (or whatever it is you do) when you head into battle.
Back off, Skanks! You're not getting past the front door!

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Still, even teenage boys pale in comparison to the sheer terror that comes with sharing a home with pre-pubescent girls

Retreat! Retreat! We've misjudged the enemy's abilities!

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I can definitely use the help of a master strategist. Although, in retrospect, I actually have one of those living with me. She's 10, and she's been fully in charge of my home since she clawed her way out of my womb. My husband says I was hallucinating (bless whoever came up with drugs in the delivery room!), but I swear I saw her gnaw off her own umbilical cord.
She's ruthless, clever, and has the smile of an angel.
Lucifer was an angel, too

Anyway, I could have skipped this and simply begged for the honor to sit at her feet and learn.
Teach me your ways, Mighty Warrior!

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But the cover said this was only a 4 1/2 hour book.
What? She probably wouldn't have shared her secrets anyway

Confession time: I did not make it all the way through the audiobook.
I did, however, make it all the way through The Art of War. That part of it was short. I don't know what the actual length of time was, but I listened to it while I was making dinner, and then took it with me on a short jaunt to Wal-mart.
Boom! Done! Thank you, Sun Tzu!

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The rest of this particular audio is supposedly speculation about Sun Tzu's life, and a history lesson on the politics of the time he lived in.
Wah, wah, wah, wah, wah

All the names bled together in my head, and the words just sort of sloshed around inside my brain till I finally gave up on it.

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I'm not saying it was badly done or boring, but my tiny dinosaur brain isn't built to process books without pictures. So listening to someone with a smooth jazzy voice read from a history book is just like asking for some sort of an internal meltdown to happen up there.

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So. The Art of War.
I actually don't feel like Mr. Tzu had much to say that would help me out.
I mean, a there were a few things translated into real life

Be consistent in rewards and punishments. Duh.
Employ spies. Double duh. I've got every one of my kids on the payroll, and they each think they're the only mole I've got. Suckers!
Make sure the enemy is tired before attacking. Hello? Why do you think I'm out at the pool all day long with them? It's not like I enjoy basking in the glow of my cellulite, all while gaining a few more liver spots. If Sun Tzu had mentioned dosing the enemy with Benadryl before long trips, I would have been more impressed.
A lot of it, however, was about how to fight on different types of terrain. Swampy, mountainous, flat, etc..
That's no help to me, buddy!
I need some sort of inside scoop that's going to give me an edge over the full blown she-devil I live with, the smaller demon-in-training (currently under the tutelage of the aforementioned she-devil), and the two walking hormones that used to be my little boys!
I can't hold 'em off much longer! I'm going down! Going dow
.

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*pants frantically*

Anyhoo, I'm glad I read listened to it. It's one of those books you need to study
not read, though. So, I'm pretty sure I missed the vast majority of wisdom by doing it this way.
But so what? I can say I've read it!
I feel like a badass now, and that's all that's important.
Pbbbt!

description I definitely never thought i'd want to read a book about Chinese military strategy written in 5th century BC
. yet here we are.
This one turned out to be so interesting. Simply put, Sun Tzu says that it is better not to fight than to be involved in a conflict, but if you are going to have to fight, then you have to do it to win, and these are the various strategies, often brutal, that will get you that result.

Niccolò Machiavelli, in The Prince says if you are in a position of power and seek to maintain it, it is better to be loved and respected, but if you can't achieve that, then at least enforce respect and these are the, often brutal, strategies that will get that result.

I say, if you are going to be a politician in the generally-winning party and you don't like reading much, The Prince is for you. Very sly. If however you see yourself in opposition, arguing your point, try Sun Tzu first.

For the rest of us the books are short and make interesting historical and somewhat philosophical reading but they aren't going to change your life other than giving you a leg up on the intellectual book ladder, always a plus for the pseuds!
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(hide spoiler)] The wise warrior avoids the battle.

I can't think in a better quote to begin this review.

Sometimes, reading books about war tactics or novels of the genre of war, is confused with glorify wars, destruction, death and all sad things that are results of a war. But, at least, in my case (I can't speak for others) it's not that. I don't glorify war. One of my favorite historical subjects is World War II, but it's not because an insane instinct of glorify war. I just support the concept that any person who forget the past or don't doing anything to learn about the past, he/she will be cursed to repeat history.

The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.

In the case of this particular book, The Art of War, besides the obvious reading by people in military careers, it's a recommended lecture to people in areas such as business, in special for management, and certainly you can apply many of the lessons of the book to almost any field of interaction with others where a victory is involved.

All warfare is based on deception.

Without deception, the WWII couldn't be won, since while the real invading forces of D-Day were arriving to Normandy's beaches, the core of Nazi's forces were in other place falling to false messages and even a false settlement with even fake tanks that in pictures taken from the air looked like the real deal.

There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.

Hard lessons about this can be learn from the conflict in Vietnam, just to name the quickest example that came to my mind.

So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong, and strike at what is weak.

Giving a rest to the horrors of real wars, this lesson is an interesting explanation of why adventure stories are always so captivating. Since, you never saw a hero facing a weak opponent. In real life is quite wise and logical to do it, but in fictional literature? Oh, you always read about the underdog battling against the odds and fighting a very stronger enemy. I guess that sometimes logic can be boring against the excitement of tall challenges.

There are five dangerous faults which may affect a general:
(1) Recklessness, which leads to destruction;
(2) cowardice, which leads to capture;
(3) a hasty temper, which can be provoked by insults;
(4) a delicacy of honor which is sensitive to shame;
(5) over-solicitude for his men, which exposes him to worry and trouble.

Easily this can be the fragment that I liked the most to read in this book, since after reading it, well, my first thought was about Captain Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation, since in fiction, usually almost any leading character hardly will fall to the fault #2, but many times, for the sake of excitement and showing daring scenes, some leaders are faulty to one of more than one of those mentioned faults. Again, the conflict between practical logic against excitement.

A good example of lessons about war and leadership can be seen in the recent film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes where in a film industry willing to give as much warfare and destruction without delay for the sake of selling tickets, in this movie, you can watch to Caesar, the leader of the rising Ape community and his struggles to avoid war at all costs since he knows well how hard and costly can be the losses of any war, not matter if you resulted in the victorious one.

Sadly, wars is part of the humankind, since I think that even in those so-called peace times, always, in some place, in a small scale or in a bigger scale, there has been a war. So, learning how to avoid a war, and if you have to do it, learning how to carry it out with the fewer loss of human lives (of both sides of the conflict), always is a relevant topic.
Awesome book
Pretty amazing insights. What I really loved is the fact that much of the insights can be used in today's fiercely competitive corporate scenarios as well. Must read! I bought this book at special price from here:
https://www.amazon.com/Art-War-Sun-Tz
Sūnzǐ Bīngfǎ= The Art of War, Sun Tzu

The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the Spring and Autumn Period (roughly 771 to 476 BC).

The work, which is attributed to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu (Master Sun, also spelled Sunzi), is composed of 13 chapters.

Each one is devoted to a distinct aspect of warfare and how that applies to military strategy and tactics. For almost 1,500 years it was the lead text in an anthology that would be formalized as the Seven Military Classics by Emperor Shenzong of Song in 1080.

The Art of War remains the most influential strategy text in East Asian warfare. It has a profound influence on both Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond.

عنوانها: «هنر جنگ»؛ «هنر جنگاوری»؛ «آئین و قواعد رزم سون تزو مشهور به (هنر رزم سون تزو)»؛ «هنر رزم»؛ اثر: سون دزو؛ انتشاراتیها (قلم؛ موسسه فرهنگی هنری بشیر علم و ادب؛ فرا، سایپا دیزل؛ سازمان فرهنگی هنری شهرداری تهران؛ بعثت؛ کاروان؛ قطره؛ سیته؛ روزگارنو؛ آوای مکتوب)؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: روز شانزدهم ماه آگوست سال 1995میلادی

عنوان: هنر جنگ؛ اثر: سون دزو؛ حسن حبیبی؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، انتشارات قلم، 1364، در ؟؟ص، موضوع: علوم نظامی، جنگ و جنگاوری، فن جنگ متون قدیمی از نویندگان چین - سده ششم پیش از میلاد

عنوان: هنر جنگ؛ اثر: سون دزو؛ بازنویسی: جیمز کلاول؛ مترجم: آیدا دریائیان؛ به اهتمام: سعید پورداخلی؛ مشخصات نشر تهران، موسسه فرهنگی هنری بشیر علم و ادب، 1380، در 93ص، شابک 9646818811؛

عنوان: هنر جنگاوری؛ اثر: سون دزو؛ مترجم: علی کردستی؛ مشخصات نشر تهران، فرا، سایپا دیزل، 1383؛ چاپ بعدی سازمان فرهنگی فرا، 1387، در 143ص، شابک 9789647092340؛ ترجمه از متن انگلیسی با ترجمه ساموئل گریفیث

عنوان: آئین و قواعد رزم سون تزو مشهور به (هنر رزم سون تزو)؛ اثر: سون دزو؛ مترجم: محمدهادی موذن جامی؛ مشخصات نشر تهران، سازمان فرهنگی هنری شهرداری تهران، 1388، در 100ص، شابک 9789642381876؛

عنوان: هنر جنگ؛ اثر: سون دزو؛ عین الله عزیززاده فیروزی؛ مشخصات نشر تهران، بعثت، 1387، در 116ص، شابک 9786005116052

عنوان: هنر رزم؛ اثر: سون دزو؛ مترجم: نادر سعیدی؛ مشخصات نشر تهران، کاروان، 1388، در 103ص، شابک 9789641750369؛ در چاپهای بعد نشر قطره در سال 1389؛ با شابک 9786001191527؛

عنوان: هنر جنگ؛ اثر: سون دزو؛ محمود حمیدخانی؛ مشخصات نشر تهران، سیته، 1392، در 128ص، شابک 9786005253214؛

عنوان: هنر جنگ؛ اثر: سون دزو؛ محمدصادق رئیسی؛ مشخصات نشر تهران، روزگارنو، 1392، در 120ص، شابک 9786006867342؛

عنوان: هنر جنگ؛ اثر: سون دزو؛ حامد ذات عجم؛ مشخصات نشر تهران، آوای مکتوب، 1393، در 80ص، شابک 9786007364192؛

این کتاب «سون دزو»، در زبان چینی (سونتسی بینگفا)، خوانده‌ می‌شود؛ و به معنی «شیوه‌ های جنگی»؛ یا «روش‌های به کارگیری نیروها» است؛ این کتاب نخستین بار، در سال 1722میلادی، به زبان «فرانسه»، برگردانده شد، و این نخستین باری بود، که این کتاب، به زبانی «اروپایی»، برگردان می‌شد؛ نام این کتاب در ترجمه ی «فرانسوی»، «هنر جنگ» نامیده‌ شد؛ کتاب، یکی از خواستنی‌ترین مجموعه‌ های جنگی، در طول تاریخ، بوده‌ است.؛

چینیان باستان، شیفته‌ ی این کتاب بودند، گفته شده، که «مائو تسه‌ دونگ»، و «ژوزف استالین»، هر دو، در هنگام جنگ، این کتاب را می‌خوانده‌ اند.؛ از هر نظر، «سان تزو»، به عنوان یکی از اسطوره های استراتژی‌ پردازان است، از دیدگاه «سون دزو»، ایجاد عدم تقارن در جنگ، کلید پیروزی خواهد بود؛ به نظر ایشان، ایجاد و یا کشف عدم تقارن‌ها، و عدم تشابه‌ ها، بین طرفین درگیری، در نهایت، منجر به پیروزی خواهد شد، تنها مهم این است، که چه کسی، سریع‌تر به این عدم تشابهات پی ببرد، و یا چه کسی، سریع‌تر، از این عدم تشابهات، بهترین بهره‌ برداری را، در صحنه ی نبرد، یا دیپلماسی ببرد؛ «هنر جنگ» را، می‌توان به عنوان نمونه ی بسیار خوبی، از آموزه‌ های جنگ نامتقارن، یا حداقل تعریف مشخص، و روشنی از «جنگ نامتقارن»، در دوران کهن، به شمار آورد.؛

نخستین نکته‌ ای که «سان تزو»، روشن می‌کند، این است، که نامتقارن‌ها را، می‌توان در ابعاد، و حوزه‌ های گوناگون یافت، و یا، آفرید؛ ایشان باور داشنند، که در حین درگیری، ابعاد «سیاسی»، «دیپلماسی»، «اقتصادی»، و «روحی»، حذف نخواهند شد، و در واقع، برای توجه نشان دادن تنها به یک روی سکه در جنگ، که همان بعد ویژه ی نظامی منظورشان است، هشدار می‌دهند

تاریخ بهنگام رسانی 26/08/1399هجری خورشیدی؛ ا. شربیانی Who reads the Art of War?

OK, sure everybody, or anybody can, but who actually does and why?

If we could somehow take a survey and create a pie chart of who reads this 2500 year old Chinese manual, what would we find, who reads it?

Military professionals, sure; executives, probably – wanna be executives, almost certainly; sports coaches, law enforcement officers, school teachers, teenage gamers, etc etc.

The title will get attract and repel many all by itself. The text, full of philosophical musings and anecdotal asides, will lose and / or gain many more.

What will readers take from these words written so long ago? One thing, unfortunately, is that human nature does not seem to change – if Master Sun was a wise and great general 2500 years ago, people had been fighting long before then and enough for him to be considered a master of the subject. Even a casual observer of history will notice that there have been plenty of students of war ever since.

In history – how many humans have been killed in war, in battle, in organized conflict? Old age and cancer and heart trouble seems to account for a great many deaths, but throughout history there seems to be a virus that gets too many of our young people.

One thing that can be drawn from this tome is that if war is to be fought, if it is inevitable, if a line has been crossed (or a river in Italy) and there is no going back, then it must be fought to win. Military leaders are taught to be prepared and decisive, to act.

But for me, and I think the everlasting philosophy that should be taken from this work, is that war is costly, and brutal, and ugly and should be avoided if at all possible. Hawks in the congress and saber rattlers elsewhere seem to be conspicuously NOT in the military; rather the WE to which they ascribe is most frequently “we” in the collective sense, but in every sense a “we” that does not see them getting dirty or bloody.

What do readers other than military leaders take from this? To go for the jugular? To win at every cost? Not if they’ve actually read it. Preparation and contemplation and the ability to act when necessary are all elements attributed to the Art, and certainly decisiveness when the time is right, but not savage brutality or chaos for the sake of destruction. Ultimately this is about conflict, strategy and leadership – themes that are relevant to more than just the military.

An important work that should be read.

** 2018 addendum - this is at once a great source of quotes but also a work that is likely misquoted frequently. I heard a quote recently that made me wonder if the speaker had it right, misquoted, or was just making up a quote and attributing the statement to Sun Tzu for effect; and that made me think of Kevin Klein's character Otto from A Fish Called Wanda.

description The Art of Goodreads

1. Lotz says: The greatest books are the ones you never have to read, and the greatest words are the ones you never have to speak. Likewise, the greatest book reviews are the ones you never have to write.

2. There are five types of books: (1) Ones I have read. (2) Ones I have not read. (3-5) It's complicated.

3. To begin a book, find its weakest point. This is commonly the first page.

4. Do not turn the page too slowly, as you will make it greasy; do not turn it too quickly, as it might tear.

5. If a sentence is giving you trouble, make like you're going to skip over it, and then read it all at once really fast to take it by surprise!

6. If a sentence is particularly difficult, yell it at the top of your voice, trying to imitate the sound of the cock when the sun peaks over the distant mountains.

7. Do not let your teachers or professors know if you have actually read your assigned readings. Keep them in suspense. Then you can subject them to your will.

8. To impress the erudite girl, take well-known quotes and misattribute them, so that she can correct you. She will feel smart, and you will rush in for the kill!

9. If you can see the sun, you do not have the keenest vision. If you can hear the thunder, you do not have the keenest hearing. Likewise, if you get the most likes, you do not have the best review. I do.

10. Love is a battlefield, that's why I always wear camouflage on first dates.

11. You can apply the lessons of military tactics to any aspect of your life, as long as you don't mind going to prison.

12. Fun fact: If you read the English translation of The Art of War backwards, and in a Jamaican patois, it exactly reproduces the original Chinese.

13. If a word is giving you difficulty, you have two options: (1) use a dictionary, you dolt; (2) skip over it, because who has time in life for such things?

14. The Empire in Star Wars could totally have won if they had just used more spies.

15. The same goes for Sauron in The Lord of the Rings.

16. When running out of ideas for a book review, the wisest course of action is to stop.

17. The second wisest action is to keep going. Finally finished the first book of this year! Yay! Took me a lot of time due to my exams and uni in general.

“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”


I wanted to read The Art of War for very long and I finally managed to get to it.

And I liked it. I think everybody should read it because many of the ideas from the Art of War can be found in different fields, for example in business.

“Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.”

“Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.”

“All warfare is based on deception.”

“In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity”

“Danger has a bracing effect.”


If anyone is looking for a war general I am available and well versed in war tactics due to this book. Hook me up.

Paperback  ↠ 孫子兵法 PDF/EPUB ¿
    Paperback ↠ 孫子兵法 PDF/EPUB ¿ psychology of conflictThis edition contains stunning oriental images of warfare throughout. Hey! Look at me stepping outside my comfort zone!

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    I saw this audiobook in the library, and I thought it looked interesting.
    Hell, I've got 4 kids. This could come in handy.
    Next year I'll have not one, but two teenage boys. I need to prepare myself to defend my babies home from the invading whores hoards. I figured this book would help me gird my loins (or whatever it is you do) when you head into battle.
    Back off, Skanks! You're not getting past the front door!

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    Still, even teenage boys pale in comparison to the sheer terror that comes with sharing a home with pre-pubescent girls

    Retreat! Retreat! We've misjudged the enemy's abilities!

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    I can definitely use the help of a master strategist. Although, in retrospect, I actually have one of those living with me. She's 10, and she's been fully in charge of my home since she clawed her way out of my womb. My husband says I was hallucinating (bless whoever came up with drugs in the delivery room!), but I swear I saw her gnaw off her own umbilical cord.
    She's ruthless, clever, and has the smile of an angel.
    Lucifer was an angel, too

    Anyway, I could have skipped this and simply begged for the honor to sit at her feet and learn.
    Teach me your ways, Mighty Warrior!

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    But the cover said this was only a 4 1/2 hour book.
    What? She probably wouldn't have shared her secrets anyway

    Confession time: I did not make it all the way through the audiobook.
    I did, however, make it all the way through The Art of War. That part of it was short. I don't know what the actual length of time was, but I listened to it while I was making dinner, and then took it with me on a short jaunt to Wal-mart.
    Boom! Done! Thank you, Sun Tzu!

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    The rest of this particular audio is supposedly speculation about Sun Tzu's life, and a history lesson on the politics of the time he lived in.
    Wah, wah, wah, wah, wah

    All the names bled together in my head, and the words just sort of sloshed around inside my brain till I finally gave up on it.

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    I'm not saying it was badly done or boring, but my tiny dinosaur brain isn't built to process books without pictures. So listening to someone with a smooth jazzy voice read from a history book is just like asking for some sort of an internal meltdown to happen up there.

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    So. The Art of War.
    I actually don't feel like Mr. Tzu had much to say that would help me out.
    I mean, a there were a few things translated into real life

    Be consistent in rewards and punishments. Duh.
    Employ spies. Double duh. I've got every one of my kids on the payroll, and they each think they're the only mole I've got. Suckers!
    Make sure the enemy is tired before attacking. Hello? Why do you think I'm out at the pool all day long with them? It's not like I enjoy basking in the glow of my cellulite, all while gaining a few more liver spots. If Sun Tzu had mentioned dosing the enemy with Benadryl before long trips, I would have been more impressed.
    A lot of it, however, was about how to fight on different types of terrain. Swampy, mountainous, flat, etc..
    That's no help to me, buddy!
    I need some sort of inside scoop that's going to give me an edge over the full blown she-devil I live with, the smaller demon-in-training (currently under the tutelage of the aforementioned she-devil), and the two walking hormones that used to be my little boys!
    I can't hold 'em off much longer! I'm going down! Going dow
    .

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    *pants frantically*

    Anyhoo, I'm glad I read listened to it. It's one of those books you need to study
    not read, though. So, I'm pretty sure I missed the vast majority of wisdom by doing it this way.
    But so what? I can say I've read it!
    I feel like a badass now, and that's all that's important.
    Pbbbt!

    description I definitely never thought i'd want to read a book about Chinese military strategy written in 5th century BC
    . yet here we are.
    This one turned out to be so interesting. Simply put, Sun Tzu says that it is better not to fight than to be involved in a conflict, but if you are going to have to fight, then you have to do it to win, and these are the various strategies, often brutal, that will get you that result.

    Niccolò Machiavelli, in The Prince says if you are in a position of power and seek to maintain it, it is better to be loved and respected, but if you can't achieve that, then at least enforce respect and these are the, often brutal, strategies that will get that result.

    I say, if you are going to be a politician in the generally-winning party and you don't like reading much, The Prince is for you. Very sly. If however you see yourself in opposition, arguing your point, try Sun Tzu first.

    For the rest of us the books are short and make interesting historical and somewhat philosophical reading but they aren't going to change your life other than giving you a leg up on the intellectual book ladder, always a plus for the pseuds!
    (view spoiler)[Who, me? Yah think
    (hide spoiler)] The wise warrior avoids the battle.

    I can't think in a better quote to begin this review.

    Sometimes, reading books about war tactics or novels of the genre of war, is confused with glorify wars, destruction, death and all sad things that are results of a war. But, at least, in my case (I can't speak for others) it's not that. I don't glorify war. One of my favorite historical subjects is World War II, but it's not because an insane instinct of glorify war. I just support the concept that any person who forget the past or don't doing anything to learn about the past, he/she will be cursed to repeat history.

    The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.

    In the case of this particular book, The Art of War, besides the obvious reading by people in military careers, it's a recommended lecture to people in areas such as business, in special for management, and certainly you can apply many of the lessons of the book to almost any field of interaction with others where a victory is involved.

    All warfare is based on deception.

    Without deception, the WWII couldn't be won, since while the real invading forces of D-Day were arriving to Normandy's beaches, the core of Nazi's forces were in other place falling to false messages and even a false settlement with even fake tanks that in pictures taken from the air looked like the real deal.

    There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.

    Hard lessons about this can be learn from the conflict in Vietnam, just to name the quickest example that came to my mind.

    So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong, and strike at what is weak.

    Giving a rest to the horrors of real wars, this lesson is an interesting explanation of why adventure stories are always so captivating. Since, you never saw a hero facing a weak opponent. In real life is quite wise and logical to do it, but in fictional literature? Oh, you always read about the underdog battling against the odds and fighting a very stronger enemy. I guess that sometimes logic can be boring against the excitement of tall challenges.

    There are five dangerous faults which may affect a general:
    (1) Recklessness, which leads to destruction;
    (2) cowardice, which leads to capture;
    (3) a hasty temper, which can be provoked by insults;
    (4) a delicacy of honor which is sensitive to shame;
    (5) over-solicitude for his men, which exposes him to worry and trouble.

    Easily this can be the fragment that I liked the most to read in this book, since after reading it, well, my first thought was about Captain Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation, since in fiction, usually almost any leading character hardly will fall to the fault #2, but many times, for the sake of excitement and showing daring scenes, some leaders are faulty to one of more than one of those mentioned faults. Again, the conflict between practical logic against excitement.

    A good example of lessons about war and leadership can be seen in the recent film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes where in a film industry willing to give as much warfare and destruction without delay for the sake of selling tickets, in this movie, you can watch to Caesar, the leader of the rising Ape community and his struggles to avoid war at all costs since he knows well how hard and costly can be the losses of any war, not matter if you resulted in the victorious one.

    Sadly, wars is part of the humankind, since I think that even in those so-called peace times, always, in some place, in a small scale or in a bigger scale, there has been a war. So, learning how to avoid a war, and if you have to do it, learning how to carry it out with the fewer loss of human lives (of both sides of the conflict), always is a relevant topic.
    Awesome book
    Pretty amazing insights. What I really loved is the fact that much of the insights can be used in today's fiercely competitive corporate scenarios as well. Must read! I bought this book at special price from here:
    https://www.amazon.com/Art-War-Sun-Tz
    Sūnzǐ Bīngfǎ= The Art of War, Sun Tzu

    The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the Spring and Autumn Period (roughly 771 to 476 BC).

    The work, which is attributed to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu (Master Sun, also spelled Sunzi), is composed of 13 chapters.

    Each one is devoted to a distinct aspect of warfare and how that applies to military strategy and tactics. For almost 1,500 years it was the lead text in an anthology that would be formalized as the Seven Military Classics by Emperor Shenzong of Song in 1080.

    The Art of War remains the most influential strategy text in East Asian warfare. It has a profound influence on both Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond.

    عنوانها: «هنر جنگ»؛ «هنر جنگاوری»؛ «آئین و قواعد رزم سون تزو مشهور به (هنر رزم سون تزو)»؛ «هنر رزم»؛ اثر: سون دزو؛ انتشاراتیها (قلم؛ موسسه فرهنگی هنری بشیر علم و ادب؛ فرا، سایپا دیزل؛ سازمان فرهنگی هنری شهرداری تهران؛ بعثت؛ کاروان؛ قطره؛ سیته؛ روزگارنو؛ آوای مکتوب)؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: روز شانزدهم ماه آگوست سال 1995میلادی

    عنوان: هنر جنگ؛ اثر: سون دزو؛ حسن حبیبی؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، انتشارات قلم، 1364، در ؟؟ص، موضوع: علوم نظامی، جنگ و جنگاوری، فن جنگ متون قدیمی از نویندگان چین - سده ششم پیش از میلاد

    عنوان: هنر جنگ؛ اثر: سون دزو؛ بازنویسی: جیمز کلاول؛ مترجم: آیدا دریائیان؛ به اهتمام: سعید پورداخلی؛ مشخصات نشر تهران، موسسه فرهنگی هنری بشیر علم و ادب، 1380، در 93ص، شابک 9646818811؛

    عنوان: هنر جنگاوری؛ اثر: سون دزو؛ مترجم: علی کردستی؛ مشخصات نشر تهران، فرا، سایپا دیزل، 1383؛ چاپ بعدی سازمان فرهنگی فرا، 1387، در 143ص، شابک 9789647092340؛ ترجمه از متن انگلیسی با ترجمه ساموئل گریفیث

    عنوان: آئین و قواعد رزم سون تزو مشهور به (هنر رزم سون تزو)؛ اثر: سون دزو؛ مترجم: محمدهادی موذن جامی؛ مشخصات نشر تهران، سازمان فرهنگی هنری شهرداری تهران، 1388، در 100ص، شابک 9789642381876؛

    عنوان: هنر جنگ؛ اثر: سون دزو؛ عین الله عزیززاده فیروزی؛ مشخصات نشر تهران، بعثت، 1387، در 116ص، شابک 9786005116052

    عنوان: هنر رزم؛ اثر: سون دزو؛ مترجم: نادر سعیدی؛ مشخصات نشر تهران، کاروان، 1388، در 103ص، شابک 9789641750369؛ در چاپهای بعد نشر قطره در سال 1389؛ با شابک 9786001191527؛

    عنوان: هنر جنگ؛ اثر: سون دزو؛ محمود حمیدخانی؛ مشخصات نشر تهران، سیته، 1392، در 128ص، شابک 9786005253214؛

    عنوان: هنر جنگ؛ اثر: سون دزو؛ محمدصادق رئیسی؛ مشخصات نشر تهران، روزگارنو، 1392، در 120ص، شابک 9786006867342؛

    عنوان: هنر جنگ؛ اثر: سون دزو؛ حامد ذات عجم؛ مشخصات نشر تهران، آوای مکتوب، 1393، در 80ص، شابک 9786007364192؛

    این کتاب «سون دزو»، در زبان چینی (سونتسی بینگفا)، خوانده‌ می‌شود؛ و به معنی «شیوه‌ های جنگی»؛ یا «روش‌های به کارگیری نیروها» است؛ این کتاب نخستین بار، در سال 1722میلادی، به زبان «فرانسه»، برگردانده شد، و این نخستین باری بود، که این کتاب، به زبانی «اروپایی»، برگردان می‌شد؛ نام این کتاب در ترجمه ی «فرانسوی»، «هنر جنگ» نامیده‌ شد؛ کتاب، یکی از خواستنی‌ترین مجموعه‌ های جنگی، در طول تاریخ، بوده‌ است.؛

    چینیان باستان، شیفته‌ ی این کتاب بودند، گفته شده، که «مائو تسه‌ دونگ»، و «ژوزف استالین»، هر دو، در هنگام جنگ، این کتاب را می‌خوانده‌ اند.؛ از هر نظر، «سان تزو»، به عنوان یکی از اسطوره های استراتژی‌ پردازان است، از دیدگاه «سون دزو»، ایجاد عدم تقارن در جنگ، کلید پیروزی خواهد بود؛ به نظر ایشان، ایجاد و یا کشف عدم تقارن‌ها، و عدم تشابه‌ ها، بین طرفین درگیری، در نهایت، منجر به پیروزی خواهد شد، تنها مهم این است، که چه کسی، سریع‌تر به این عدم تشابهات پی ببرد، و یا چه کسی، سریع‌تر، از این عدم تشابهات، بهترین بهره‌ برداری را، در صحنه ی نبرد، یا دیپلماسی ببرد؛ «هنر جنگ» را، می‌توان به عنوان نمونه ی بسیار خوبی، از آموزه‌ های جنگ نامتقارن، یا حداقل تعریف مشخص، و روشنی از «جنگ نامتقارن»، در دوران کهن، به شمار آورد.؛

    نخستین نکته‌ ای که «سان تزو»، روشن می‌کند، این است، که نامتقارن‌ها را، می‌توان در ابعاد، و حوزه‌ های گوناگون یافت، و یا، آفرید؛ ایشان باور داشنند، که در حین درگیری، ابعاد «سیاسی»، «دیپلماسی»، «اقتصادی»، و «روحی»، حذف نخواهند شد، و در واقع، برای توجه نشان دادن تنها به یک روی سکه در جنگ، که همان بعد ویژه ی نظامی منظورشان است، هشدار می‌دهند

    تاریخ بهنگام رسانی 26/08/1399هجری خورشیدی؛ ا. شربیانی Who reads the Art of War?

    OK, sure everybody, or anybody can, but who actually does and why?

    If we could somehow take a survey and create a pie chart of who reads this 2500 year old Chinese manual, what would we find, who reads it?

    Military professionals, sure; executives, probably – wanna be executives, almost certainly; sports coaches, law enforcement officers, school teachers, teenage gamers, etc etc.

    The title will get attract and repel many all by itself. The text, full of philosophical musings and anecdotal asides, will lose and / or gain many more.

    What will readers take from these words written so long ago? One thing, unfortunately, is that human nature does not seem to change – if Master Sun was a wise and great general 2500 years ago, people had been fighting long before then and enough for him to be considered a master of the subject. Even a casual observer of history will notice that there have been plenty of students of war ever since.

    In history – how many humans have been killed in war, in battle, in organized conflict? Old age and cancer and heart trouble seems to account for a great many deaths, but throughout history there seems to be a virus that gets too many of our young people.

    One thing that can be drawn from this tome is that if war is to be fought, if it is inevitable, if a line has been crossed (or a river in Italy) and there is no going back, then it must be fought to win. Military leaders are taught to be prepared and decisive, to act.

    But for me, and I think the everlasting philosophy that should be taken from this work, is that war is costly, and brutal, and ugly and should be avoided if at all possible. Hawks in the congress and saber rattlers elsewhere seem to be conspicuously NOT in the military; rather the WE to which they ascribe is most frequently “we” in the collective sense, but in every sense a “we” that does not see them getting dirty or bloody.

    What do readers other than military leaders take from this? To go for the jugular? To win at every cost? Not if they’ve actually read it. Preparation and contemplation and the ability to act when necessary are all elements attributed to the Art, and certainly decisiveness when the time is right, but not savage brutality or chaos for the sake of destruction. Ultimately this is about conflict, strategy and leadership – themes that are relevant to more than just the military.

    An important work that should be read.

    ** 2018 addendum - this is at once a great source of quotes but also a work that is likely misquoted frequently. I heard a quote recently that made me wonder if the speaker had it right, misquoted, or was just making up a quote and attributing the statement to Sun Tzu for effect; and that made me think of Kevin Klein's character Otto from A Fish Called Wanda.

    description The Art of Goodreads

    1. Lotz says: The greatest books are the ones you never have to read, and the greatest words are the ones you never have to speak. Likewise, the greatest book reviews are the ones you never have to write.

    2. There are five types of books: (1) Ones I have read. (2) Ones I have not read. (3-5) It's complicated.

    3. To begin a book, find its weakest point. This is commonly the first page.

    4. Do not turn the page too slowly, as you will make it greasy; do not turn it too quickly, as it might tear.

    5. If a sentence is giving you trouble, make like you're going to skip over it, and then read it all at once really fast to take it by surprise!

    6. If a sentence is particularly difficult, yell it at the top of your voice, trying to imitate the sound of the cock when the sun peaks over the distant mountains.

    7. Do not let your teachers or professors know if you have actually read your assigned readings. Keep them in suspense. Then you can subject them to your will.

    8. To impress the erudite girl, take well-known quotes and misattribute them, so that she can correct you. She will feel smart, and you will rush in for the kill!

    9. If you can see the sun, you do not have the keenest vision. If you can hear the thunder, you do not have the keenest hearing. Likewise, if you get the most likes, you do not have the best review. I do.

    10. Love is a battlefield, that's why I always wear camouflage on first dates.

    11. You can apply the lessons of military tactics to any aspect of your life, as long as you don't mind going to prison.

    12. Fun fact: If you read the English translation of The Art of War backwards, and in a Jamaican patois, it exactly reproduces the original Chinese.

    13. If a word is giving you difficulty, you have two options: (1) use a dictionary, you dolt; (2) skip over it, because who has time in life for such things?

    14. The Empire in Star Wars could totally have won if they had just used more spies.

    15. The same goes for Sauron in The Lord of the Rings.

    16. When running out of ideas for a book review, the wisest course of action is to stop.

    17. The second wisest action is to keep going. Finally finished the first book of this year! Yay! Took me a lot of time due to my exams and uni in general.

    “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”


    I wanted to read The Art of War for very long and I finally managed to get to it.

    And I liked it. I think everybody should read it because many of the ideas from the Art of War can be found in different fields, for example in business.

    “Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.”

    “Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.”

    “All warfare is based on deception.”

    “In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity”

    “Danger has a bracing effect.”


    If anyone is looking for a war general I am available and well versed in war tactics due to this book. Hook me up. "/>
  • Paperback
  • 128 pages
  • 孫子兵法
  • Sun Tzu
  • English
  • 12 August 2019
  • 9781848375758