This is the English translation of Miyamoto Musashi's Go Rin Sho (pronounced Goh Reen Shoh) (Book of Five Rings). It is a book he wrote for his discipThis is the English translation of Miyamoto Musashi's Go Rin Sho (pronounced Goh Reen Shoh) (Book of Five Rings). It is a book he wrote for his disciples before he died in 1645.

Musashi was one of the greatest strategists of his time and his writings have been used in business worldwide.

The title is based on the Buddhist concept of the so-called five elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, and my favorite the Void.

Musashi wanted to teach his disiples the 'ways of winning'. It was about how to fight duels to the death and win. With that known, it applys to zero-sum games. If you are looking for a dominant strategy for non-zero-sum games, this is not the book for you....more

This is the English translation of Miyamoto Musashi's Go Rin Sho (pronounced Goh Reen Shoh) (Book of Five Rings). It is a book he wrote for his discipThis is the English translation of Miyamoto Musashi's Go Rin Sho (pronounced Goh Reen Shoh) (Book of Five Rings). It is a book he wrote for his disciples before he died in 1645.

Musashi was one of the greatest strategists of his time and his writings have been used in business worldwide.

The title is based on the Buddhist concept of the so-called five elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, and my favorite the Void.

Musashi wanted to teach his disiples the 'ways of winning'. It was about how to fight duels to the death and win. With that known, it applys to zero-sum games. If you are looking for a dominant strategy for non-zero-sum games, this is not the book for you....more

This is the book that gave me the courage to think in a transdiciplinary manner. I was a classically trained musician who understood Bach but had littThis is the book that gave me the courage to think in a transdiciplinary manner. I was a classically trained musician who understood Bach but had little knowledge of Godel and Escher. What a joy it was to learn about both Escher and Godel.

Hofstadter was genius in that he was able to see the deeper patterns common to music, mathmatics, and graphic arts.

He is listed in my gametheory section for his work on Mathematical Games. ...more

The title says it all. If you are interested in the history of operatives, spies, and saboteurs, this is a great book. The OSS is center stage in thisThe title says it all. If you are interested in the history of operatives, spies, and saboteurs, this is a great book. The OSS is center stage in this book....more

This is a great read along with one of the Game Theory books. The patterns established here by Fisher are representative of strategies from Musashi orThis is a great read along with one of the Game Theory books. The patterns established here by Fisher are representative of strategies from Musashi or Boyd. It is cognitive Jujitsu....more

This book captures everything one can experience without actually getting on a MOO and playing. BayMOO is a MOO that I started some 13 years ago. LetsThis book captures everything one can experience without actually getting on a MOO and playing. BayMOO is a MOO that I started some 13 years ago. Lets see that would be BayMOO 13 years, 7 months, 19 days, 23 hours, 3 minutes, and 51 seconds ago. I have BayMOO keep track of its age for me. :-)

Amy Bruckman is not at Geogia Tech, Pavel Curtis made his fortune selling Placeware to Microsoft, the rest of us, we are still playing in MUDs having fun.

MOO's have always appealed to those who seek non-zero-sum dynamics and for that reason, it has been and is still being used as a educational tool. This book does a great job explaining what an educator would need to know in order to use a MOO in their "classroom".

There are people in this book that are dear friends that I have never seen or have been anywhere near their physical bodies. Nonetheless, they remain a part of my life and I am glad someone took the time to write about their work. ...more

Great book on how important good intelligence is to the players advantage. My angle on this book is to understand the game theory aspects, to study thGreat book on how important good intelligence is to the players advantage. My angle on this book is to understand the game theory aspects, to study the patterns of conflict....more

Rebecca Goldstein did such a great job in representing the many faces of Kurt Godel. Godel was mentally ill and one of the greatest minds in the histoRebecca Goldstein did such a great job in representing the many faces of Kurt Godel. Godel was mentally ill and one of the greatest minds in the history of our race.

There is a picture on my wall of Godel because his work was so important in understanding the limits of any system.

I think that Godel would have been proud of this work and it is clear in the book how much respect and influence Godel had on Ms Goldstein.

This is the best book I've read on the patterns common to all failures. It cuts to a very fundamental limit of our cognition and reasoning. When we buThis is the best book I've read on the patterns common to all failures. It cuts to a very fundamental limit of our cognition and reasoning. When we build systems that challenge our perception or cognitive capacities, we are just asking for trouble.

This is a book I always have on hand for reference. ...more

Lind was influenced by Col John Boyd and this is how I came to know this book. This is the classic understanding of Maneuver Warfare. I hope to have tLind was influenced by Col John Boyd and this is how I came to know this book. This is the classic understanding of Maneuver Warfare. I hope to have the time to learn more about this domain. Reading a terrain map, applying new theories, hours and hours of fun....more

You can't be in business and not read this book. I've tagged it personally under game theory because he does touch on this domain inplicitly.

Some veryYou can't be in business and not read this book. I've tagged it personally under game theory because he does touch on this domain inplicitly.

Some very key point in this book and the one I find most useful is the Law of Conservation of Modularity. This is a very useful pattern to know. Other very useful patterns exist in this book. ...more

One of the best text on Game Theory. I think it is more of a reference book and its format is great for a dictionary of terms. The book is large and iOne of the best text on Game Theory. I think it is more of a reference book and its format is great for a dictionary of terms. The book is large and if it were smaller, it would be a great pocket field guide for game theory....more

If you have been to a TED conference or visited their podcasts, you have probably heard of Robert Wright. This book is a book I recommend to someone iIf you have been to a TED conference or visited their podcasts, you have probably heard of Robert Wright. This book is a book I recommend to someone interested in game theory. Most game theory books show payoff tables and a bunch of math but this get to the heart of game theory and helps you understand history through the lens of game theory. ...more