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Sun Tzu: The Art of War for Managers; 50 Strategic Rules

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Learn the strategic rules of Sun Tzu and how to incorporate them into your management style.In this translation of "The Art of War" readers will benefit from the interpretations from other translators and strategist, as well as the 50 strategic rules, including: How to look for strategic turns to meet the competitionHow to attain strategic superiority and crush the competi ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 1st 2001 by Adams Media Corporation
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Alexandra Chauran
Feb 14, 2014 Alexandra Chauran rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the best of all of those gimmicky business books out there that I have yet read. I especially liked how the author first presented his favourite translation, and then a few other translations. It helped me get the feel for the difficulty of translating Chinese ideograms. This way made the book hopefully more faithful to the ideas expressed, even if applied in a business context.
Sam
Mar 21, 2016 Sam rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Was well worth the read.

Heather
Apr 07, 2014 Heather rated it it was ok
Another boring management book for my grad class.
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Nothing mind boggling here... but some useful reminders of different strategies and tactics of dealing with idiots in the office...
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A should-read book on office politics which will happen to you and around you whether you participate in politics or not.
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I don't like to think of management in terms of war. I'd rather think of it in terms of a garden.
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