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Sun Tzu fue un general, estratega militar y filósofo de la antigua China. El nombre por el que lo conocemos es en realidad un título honorífico que significa «Maestro Sun». Su nombre de nacimiento era Sun Wu y fuera de su familia era conocido por su nombre de cortesía, Changqing. Tradicionalmente se le considera el autor de El arte de la guerra, un influyente tratado sobre estrategia militar. Sun Tzu ha tenido un impacto significativo en la historia y culturas china y asiática, tanto por escribir El arte de la guerra como por ser una figura histórica legendaria.
Históricamente se le sitúa en el período de las Primaveras y Otoños de China (722-481 a. C.) como general militar al servicio del rey Helü de Wu, que vivió c. 544-496 a. C. Los estudiosos modernos aceptan su lugar histórico al situar la creación de El arte de la guerra en el período de los Reinos Combatientes (476-221 a. C.) con base en las descripciones militares del texto y a la similitud de su prosa con la de otros trabajos creados a comienzos de la etapa de los Reinos Combatientes.
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"The definitive version of The Art of War for those English speakers who truly want to understand it..." Wisconsin Bookwatch
"The Best...internally consistent between the translated concepts and so shows a level of knowledge and detail that is not present in some other translations. As a translator, the author obviously sees the big picture...Gary Gagliardi is considered by many to be a leading expert in understanding and using the competitive methods embodied in Sun Tzu’s treatise on the art of war." Midwest Book Review
The only translation that shows the original Chinese with a transliteration of each character side-by-side with the English sentence translation. Includes a glossary explaining Sun Tzu's definitions of the key Chinese concepts. There are many translations of The Art of War, but this is only truly accurate version written by America's leading expert on Sun Tzu's system. Winner of the Independent Publishers Book Award for the best Multicultural Nonfiction book of the year!
Seven Ways Better Than All Other Translations!
- More complete: Based on the complete compilation of all historical sources and academic research rather than on traditional fragmentary sources.
- More accurate: Shows the original Chinese phrases (thousands of characters), individually translates each character (a transliteration), translates each phrase into an English sentence, and provides details of the key concepts that cannot be translated.
- More concise: Its side-by-side format makes it impossible to add or subtract from the Chinese source or secretly add the translator’s editorial opinions. All commentaries are clearly separated from the translation and text.
- More authoritative: Translated by America’s leading expert on Sun Tzu, who has written over two dozen books explaining the strategic concepts in the text.
- More consistent: Eliminates the imprecise word choices that create the obvious internal contradictions so common in most other translations.
- More balanced: Offers one English sentence for each Chinese phrase to preserve the balance of ideas in the original work.
- More organized: Retains and numbers the original phrase groups to preserve the contextual relationships for easy study.
You can compare this version to other translations and immediately see where other English translation depart from the original Chinese into the translators' own opinions and commentaries. This version won the award not just for being the best translation or the best book about Asian philosophy, but the best of all books in 2003 explaining another culture anywhere in the world.Reviews"Supremely Accurate bilingual edition...Each two-page spread features the translated lines into English on one side and the Chinese ideograms with their meanings on the other so that dedicated readers can readily understand the range of meaning in the original text.
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Strategy Six Pack brings together six essential texts for military theorists:
Machiavelli’s The Prince
The Art of War by Sun Tzu
Battle Studies by Ardant du Picq
Einhard’s Life of Charlemagne
Julius Caesar’s The Gallic Wars
On War by Carl von Clausewitz
In addition to these six master texts, there is also an image gallery and a link to a free audio recording of The Art of War. Each work has been newly revised and expertly edited with notes, images and a table of contents. Centuries of tactical wisdom distilled into one awesome e-book. Military Science has never been more thoroughly represented in one single volume.
“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” - Sun Tzu.
Hardcover edition available, ISBN: 9789387669321
The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise written by Sun Tzu, a high-ranking military general, strategist and tactician. The text is composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare. It is commonly known to be the definitive work on military strategy and tactics of its time. It has been the most famous and influential of China's Seven Military Classics, and for the last two thousand years it remained the most important military treatise in Asia, where even the common people knew it by name.
Sun Tzu believed war to be an essential wrongdoing that must be got rid of whenever it can be. The war should be fought fleetingly to reduce economic decline. Sun Tzu harped on the significance of placement in military tactics. The planning to position an army must be dependent on the stipulations in the physical surroundings and the subjective thoughts of various militants in those conditions. He believed that strategy cannot be considered as planning with respect to glancing through a previously decided list. It is better represented by the fact that it needs speedy and suitable reactions to altering situations. Planning gives results in restrained surroundings. But in case of an altering environment, similar plans come in each other's ways and give rise to undesired outcomes. It has had an influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sun Tzu, also known as Sun Wu or Sunzi, was an ancient Chinese military strategist believed to be the author of the acclaimed military text, 'The Art of War'. Details about Sun Tzu's background and life are uncertain, although he is believed to have lived C 544-496 BCE. Sun Tzu believed in the use of the military sciences to effect outcomes that would result in peace. Through 'The Art of War', Sun Tzu's theories and strategies have influenced military leaders and campaigns throughout time, including the samurai of ancient and early-modern Japan, and more recently Ho Chi Minh of the Viet Cong and American generals Norman Swarzkopf, Jr. and Colin Powell during the Persian Gulf War in the 1990s.
(The Art of War by Sun Tzu, ebook, 9789380914893)
Discover the spiritually incisive strategies for peacefully resolving conflict
in this masterpiece of military strategy.
Written 2,500 years ago by Chinese general Sun Tzu, The Art of War is a poetic and potent treatise on military strategy still in use in war colleges around the world. Yet its principles transcend warfare and have practical applications to all the conflicts and crises we face in our lives—in our workplaces, our families, even within ourselves.
Thomas Huynh guides you through Sun Tzu's masterwork, highlighting principles that encourage a perceptive and spiritual approach to conflict, enabling you to:
• Prevent conflicts before they arise
• Peacefully and quickly resolve conflicts when they do arise
• Act with courage, intelligence and benevolence in adversarial situations
• Convert potential enemies into friends
• Control your emotions before they control you
Now you can experience the effectiveness of Sun Tzu's teachings even if you have no previous knowledge of The Art of War. Insightful yet unobtrusive facing-page commentary explains the subtleties of the text, allowing you to unlock the power of its teachings and help prevent and resolve the conflicts in your own life.
The perfect books for the true book lover, Penguin's Great Ideas series features twelve more groundbreaking works by some of history's most prodigious thinkers. Each volume is beautifully packaged with a unique type-driven design that highlights the bookmaker's art. Offering great literature in great packages at great prices, this series is ideal for those readers who want to explore and savor the Great Ideas that have shaped our world.
Offering ancient wisdom on how to use skill, cunning, tactics and discipline to outwit your opponent, this bestselling 2000-year-old military manual is still worshipped by soldiers on the battlefield and managers in the boardroom as the ultimate guide to winning.
The Thirty-Six Stratagems was a Chinese essay used to illustrate a series of stratagems used in politics, war, as well as in civil interaction. Readers of "The Art of War" will enjoy these ancient Chinese strategies and theories. Each proverb is accompanied by a brief explanation that explains how said proverb is applicable to military tactics. These 36 Chinese proverbs are related to 36 battle scenarios in Chinese history and folklore, predominantly of the Warring States period and the Three Kingdoms Period.
Written between 500 BCE and 700 CE, these seven texts have inspired generals for millennia, both in China and the wider world. Featuring Sun Tzu's The Art of War, this new translation brings to light the military masterpieces of ancient China. These seven texts display an understanding of strategy and warfare still relevant more than 2,000 years after they were originally written. Together, they present a uniquely eastern tradition of warfare that emphasizes speed, stealth, and cunning.
This collection includes:
• The Art of War
• Wei Liaozi
• Taigong's Six Secret Teachings
• The Methods of the Sima
• Questions and Replies Between Emperor Taizong of Tang and General Li Jing.
Two books in one! The complete text of The Art of War PLUS a special adaptation for strategically developing your sales territory. This was Gary Gagliardi's first adaptation of Sun Tzu, written for the salespeople of his own software company that became one of the Inc. 500 fastest growing companies in America. The sales methods presented in this book follow Sun Tzu's principles line by line, with the complete text of The Art of War The Art of War is on the left-hand pages, and the sales adaptation, Sales Warrior, on the facing right-hand pages. In the .EPUB and .MOBI formats, each stanza of The Art of War is followed by the stanza adapted for salespeople. Readers get both the proven philosophy that has survived 2,500 years and a practical sales adaptation of those ideas.
A Complete Sales Guide
The Art of War for the Sales Warrior and The Art of War plus the Art of Sales (the title of an earlier editions) cover every aspect of sales. Each chapter is a highly condensed tutorial in basic sales strategy. Below we offer a brief description of each of the sales chapters.
- Sales Analysis covers Sun Tzu's basic sales concepts and the five factors that determine success in sales.
- Choosing to Sell analyzes the investment you must make selling and the way you generate income quickly and easily.
- Planning Your Territory discusses the importance of focus, using your time well, and the five ingredients you need to win customers.
- Sales Position talks about how to use the six steps in the sales process to avoid losing customers while you patiently discover how to win them.
- Persuasion explores the way you combine standard and creative techniques to sway customers, and the timing necessary to close them.
- Disadvantages and Advantages shows you how to build a dominant position with the customer and how you manage different types of customers.
- Sales Contact explains how to control the sales situation and how your efforts alone determine its outcome.
- Adjusting to the Sales Situation emphasizes flexibi
"Two books in one, this re-translating of Sun Tzu’s classic warfare text, The Art of War, runs side by side with Gagliardi’s application of it to the business of selling. Both are excellent guides to their subject...the material it delivers provides the weapons any sales professional needs to achieve his or her mission and win."
F. JOHN REH, About.com Guide to Management
"In these hectic and competitive times, you always need to know better ways to sell. The Art of War for the Sales Warrior is full of techniques that you can read about on your way to a sales call and use during your meeting. I’ve already recommended it to my clients."
JAN WALLEN, Consultant and Author of "CRM-Powered Selling" Column
"When you are in the trenches, The Art of War for the Sales Warrior gives you the strategy and tactics to pick your battles and win the war. A unique approach.
The Art of War by Sun Tzu is a two thousand year old work, reputedly authored by a famous military general and strategist who lived in ancient China. Apart from this, he is also revered and respected in many South Asian countries as a learned philosopher. The book is divided into thirteen chapters and there is historical evidence to prove that it was written over a period of time and perhaps with many borrowings and collaborations with other similar works of the period. However, it was also heavily criticized by generations of scholars and thinkers in later centuries as it advocated deception and spying as accepted strategies in war. Many scholars have also doubted whether a figure such as Sun Tzu existed at all and have found several inaccuracies in terms of the timeframe in which the book was supposed to have been written. Many feel that the original work may have undergone several revisions over the centuries before being consolidated in its present form. Whatever the nature of these opinions The Art of War remains a fascinating, valuable and extremely interesting work.
Each chapter explores a different aspect of war. Beginning with elaborate plans that should be put in place before the commencement of war, the book goes on to describe different situations in which wars are fought, the kind of strategies employed in various types of terrain, understanding the nature of the enemy and finally positioning, timing and methods of attack.
For present day corporate warriors, The Art of War is an invaluable text. Business management, sports and politics are some of the fields where it has found immense application. Conflict resolution theory has been immeasurably enhanced with the addition of Sun Tzu's millennia-old tried and tested methods. It also provides valuable assistance in the grooming of leaders, understanding and appreciating the opponent and leveraging one's own advantages.
The Art of War provides compelling reading for anyone who is interested in the dynamics of negotiation, competition, mediation, planning and arbitration."