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Tuesday, April 04, 2006
How to read and absorb The Art of War and apply its teachings
The Art of War by Sun Tzu is marvelous. It is a look at the thinking process of a sage and a philosopher and a warrior. You will be exposed to a way of managing and handling conflicts that is different from anything else that you have ever experienced.
Consider the following statement from the book:
"To win without fighting is the best."
Also the following story captures beautifully the essence of the book. This story has been sourced from Thomas Cleary's translation of book: