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The Art of War by Sun Tzu: Summary, Analysis, & Quotes along with a written Audiobook

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What Does The Art of War Mean?

The Art of War by Sun Tzu is a widely quoted book, but what does it mean? It essentially means, knowing when and how to fight. The Art of War was written in China. Researchers believe it was written between the years 475 to 221 B.C.E. It is the earliest recorded book of military tactics. Although a book about war strategy, it is often interpreted for use in business, politics, sports, and life in general.

The Art of War Summary

The Art of War is a book of conflict knowledge and tactics revolving around several key concepts, including:

  • Knowing when to fight and when not to fight.
  • Knowing how to mislead the enemy.
  • Knowing oneself and one's enemy.

Chapter Summaries

The Art of War contains 13 chapters, each detailing specific lines of indirect and direct attack to use in different circumstances of conflict and war.

The Art of War by Sun Tzu | Art of War Quotes & Summary - Video & Lesson Transcript | Study.com

Below is the reading and audio book, if you understand the basic precept and concept of this philosophy, you can be successful at anything you chose to do, and no goal can't be accomplished! :yes::tu:


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I read this in high school many years ago. There's a lot in that book that can be applied to daily life.

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Owned a copy since HS,read it several times...took me a few years to become a little less hot headed to truly appreciate the knowledge contained within ;)

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