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 more than two thousand years ago by a mysterious warrior-philosopher, The Art of War is 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 War applies 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 conflict.
(Original publication date was circa 500 BCE.)
This is a different path when it comes to the genre of the book, considering it’s a non fiction philosophical book, but it is still a fascinating read and very useful for people about stratergy and has to deal with certain situations logically tto try and avoid conflict. You would also learn what it’s like to stratergize the military two thousand years ago in China.
Whaty I like about this book is the written structure, it was probably had to be written like that while they translated it from Chinese to English but they look like poems, and what’s beautiful about poems is that they stuck in your head like song lyrics and even though it was probably unintentional it makes it an easy read where I could understand stratergy and this is coming from a person who can’t do stratergy.
Overall I give this book 4/5 stars. I recommend ‘The Art of War’ to anyone who wants to learn how political leaders and soldiers stratergize certain situations logically whether if it’s through a war or trying to run a country.