The Art of War - Sun Tzu

Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.

The Art of War is a military manual book written by Sun Tzu, a Chinese general, military strategist, and philoshopher. Although this book dates back to more than 2000 years ago, it doesn't stop being one of the most useful guidebooks for modern "wars".

This book consists of 13 chapters. Starts from Laying Plans and ends with The Use of Spies. While some of the content do consist of technical instructions of how to win an actual war, there are also a few of them that are more of philosophical instructions than technical ones. These parts of the book are the one that live throughout the centuries and still being used in modern warfares like business, industry and politic. Usually the more philosophical stuff are presented in a quote that can give you an insight or motivation. Because who doesn't love good quotes?

This book is a light read. You can probably read it in 2 hours or less and maybe come back later just for discovering other gems that you missed the first time.


Anyway, this marks the 13 books I've read this year. Big yeay! I originally targeted it for 12 books, but now that I've reached this far, I have updated it to 24 books. It's been a supernova-level fun and I can't wait to know more and more. 11 more to go!

Art of War
Sun Tzu
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