The Art of War Visualized

The Sun Tzu Classic in Charts and Graphs

Author: Jessica Hagy

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761184147

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

View: 9954

It’s the perfect meeting of minds. One, a general whose epigrammatic lessons on strategy offer timeless insight and wisdom. And the other, a visual thinker whose succinct diagrams and charts give readers a fresh way of looking at life’s challenges and opportunities. A Bronze Age/Information Age marriage of Sun Tzu and Jessica Hagy, The Art of War Visualized is an inspired mash-up, a work that completely reenergizes the perennial bestseller and makes it accessible to a new generation of students, entrepreneurs, business leaders, artists, seekers, lovers of games and game theory, and anyone else who knows the value of seeking guidance for the future in the teachings of the past. It’s as if Sun Tzu got a 21st-century do-over. Author and illustrator of How to Be Interesting, Jessica Hagy is a cutting-edge thinker whose language—comprising circles, arrows, and lines and the well-chosen word or two—makes her an ideal philosopher for our ever-more-visual culture. Her charts and diagrams are deceptively simple, often funny, and always thought-provoking. She knows how to communicate not only ideas but the complex process of thinking itself, complete with its twists and surprises. For The Art of War Visualized, she presents her vision in evocative ink-brush art and bold typography. The result is page after page in which each passage of the complete canonical text (in its best-known Lionel Giles translation) is visually interpreted in a singular diagram, chart, or other illustration—transforming, reenergizing, and making the classic dazzlingly accessible for a new generation of readers.
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The Art of War

Author: Tzu, Sun

Publisher: Aegitas

ISBN: 5000645391

Category: Fiction

Page: 125

View: 4277

The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise attributed to Sun Tzu, a high-ranking military general, strategist and tactician. The treatise in translated from the Chinese, with an introduction and critical notes by Lionel Giles, M.A. Assistant Department of Oriental Printed Books And Manuscripts.
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The Art of War for Small Business

Defeat the Competition and Dominate the Market with the Masterful Strategies of Sun Tzu

Author: Becky Sheetz-Runkle

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814433820

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 442

Sun Tzu's ancient The Art of War has inspired military, political, and business leaders across the world with its brilliant strategies for prevailing against opponents. At the core of this classic treatise is the message that sledgehammer approaches can backfire, and size alone does not guarantee wins. Strategy, positioning, planning, leadership--all play equally significant roles, making Sun Tzu's teachings perfect for small business owners and entrepreneurs entrenched in fierce competition for customers, market share, talent . . . for their very survival. The Art of War for Small Business is the first book to apply Sun Tzu's wisdom to the small business arena. Featuring inspiring examples of entrepreneurial success, the book's 12 timeless lessons reveal how to: Choose the right ground for your battles Prepare without falling prey to paralysis Leverage strengths while overcoming limitations Strike competitors' weakest points and seize every opportunity Focus priorities and resources on conquering key challenges Go where the enemy is not Build and leverage strategic alliances Big companies may deploy overwhelming forces, but small companies can outsmart, outmaneuver, and outstrategize larger adversaries to capture crucial sectors, serve unmet needs, and emerge victorious.
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The Art of War

Complete Texts and Commentaries

Author: Sunzi,Thomas F. Cleary,Sun Tzu

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781590300541

Category: Philosophy

Page: 457

View: 6469

A collection of essential versions of the Art of War includes The Art of War, Mastering the Art of War, The Lost Art of War, and The Silver Sparrow Art of War, in a volume complemented by commentary by the author's successors. Reprint.
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I'll Make You an Offer You Can't Refuse

Insider Business Tips from a Former Mob Boss

Author: Michael Franzese

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 1595554270

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 4449

You gonna make money being a sucker? Fuggedaboutit! Here's a tip: You've got to get a plan, work it hard, work it smart, and surround yourself with people who know how to help you reach your goals—people like Michael Franzese. Franzese was a capo in the Colombo crime family. He ran rackets that earned millions a week. And then he walked away and went straight. He served his time and now schools everyone from executives to small business owners about how to get the most from their businesses—and how to do it on the level. Filled with hard-won experience, street smarts and a just a pinch of philosophy, I'll Make You an Offer You Can't Refuse delivers the goods: Strategies for winning What kind of people you need in your crew Ethical pitfalls Coming out ahead in negotiations And a lot, lot more Business is business. Let your friend Franzese give you a tip or two about how to run yours better.
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The Communist Manifesto

Author: Karl Marx

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476734291

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

View: 399

Originally published on the eve of the 1848 European revolutions, The Communist Manifesto is a condensed and incisive account of the worldview Marx and Engels developed during their hectic intellectual and political collaboration. Formulating the principles of dialectical materialism, they believed that labor creates wealth, hence capitalism is exploitive and antithetical to freedom.
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Life Is Short and So Is This Book

Brief Thoughts on Making the Most of Your Life

Author: Peter Atkins

Publisher: peter atkins

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 62

View: 9259

Life is short. You can, if you work hard and are lucky, get more of almost anything, but you can't get more time. Time only goes one way. The average American has a lifespan of less than 30,000 days. So how you choose to live matters. That's the topic of this book. I don't pretend to have all the answers. I'm still learning every day, and many of the good ideas here I've picked up from other people either directly or by reading. But this is what's worked for me. Like life, this book is short. Many books I read could communicate their ideas in fewer pages. So I've tried to be brief in line with the wise person who noted: "If I'd had more time I would have written a shorter letter". I don't think brevity implies lack of content. The concepts here have improved the quality of my life, and I hope they're useful to you as well. Using these concepts, I have created a life I love. My job doesn't feel like work. I love and respect the people with whom I spend time. And I'm also passionate about my life outside work. I've learned how to create a balance that makes me happy between work and other interests, including my family, friends and exercise. Sadly I think that's rare. And yet, while I know I'm lucky, most people can work towards those goals in their own lives. My interest in making the most of my life began when I was just starting college, but when I was in my mid-thirties a boss I admired died of cancer. He was young. He had a great wife; he had three young children; he had a fantastic career -- he had everything in life. He just didn't have enough time. So, while I'd often thought about how to get the most out of life, the death of someone so young and vital increased my sense of urgency to act on it. One of the things I've always wanted to do was to work for myself. As a result, I left an exciting job at Microsoft in 2001 amidst the Internet bust to found the investing firm I now run. It was hard to do, both financially and emotionally. When I left Microsoft, many people - friends, family, and even some of the press - thought I was deluding myself to start a fund focused on Internet-related companies during a market crash. A press quote from the time said: "Call him a little crazy. Call him a little nuts." I'd never seen that type of coverage before. And, in a sense, the press was right; the business wasn't easy to start. Fortunately, from a vantage point of ten years down the road, it's worked out quite well. A key part of my job is reading and thinking about a broad variety of topics. So writing this book was relatively easy. It's even easier to read. But, like many things in life, actually executing each day on these concepts is extremely difficult. With thanks to Thomas Edison, life is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Even so, I hope you have fun perspiring. Peter Atkins Seattle, WA December, 2010
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The Communist Manifesto & Selected Writings

& Selected Writings

Author: Karl Marx

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509869506

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure. This edition contains the most salient extracts from Marx's great work, selected and introduced by Hugh Griffith. Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto, first printed just before the French revolution of 1848, is his most accessible and famous work. In his powerful call to arms, Marx expounds his famous theory that class struggle is the real determinant of historical change. Next in this volume comes his treatise, Wages, Price and Profit, written in 1865, which serves as an accessible introduction to the ideas which Marx went on to develop in Capital, his masterful, multi-volume analysis of how the world was irreversibly changed by the industrial revolution. Whilst old-style Marxism is now dead and buried, today's conflicts within capitalism are as sharp as ever and Marx’s brilliant, painstaking writings remain incredibly relevant.
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Dragon Ball Z "It's Over 9,000!" When Worldviews Collide

Author: Derek Padula

Publisher: Derek Padula

ISBN: 0983120528

Category: Social Science

Page: 104

View: 1475

The Dragon Ball Z internet phenomenon known as Over 9,000! went viral with over 7 million views on Youtube in the late 2000s. This e-book will explain the meaning behind Over 9,000 and its significant pop cultural implications in mass media, and the deeper insights into what made the Dragon Ball series so epic.
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The Sixteenth Round

From Number 1 Contender to Number 45472

Author: Rubin Carter

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1569768617

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 9873

"A document of life lived in the center of hell." --Sports Illustrated "A shocking, savage and brilliant indictment of racial injustice and the inhumanity of the prison." --Globe and Mail Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was riding a wave of success. The survivor of a difficult youth, he rose to become a top contender for the middleweight boxing crown. But his career crashed to a halt on May 26, 1967, when he and another man were found guilty of the murder of three white people and sentenced to three consecutive life terms. Written from prison and first published in 1974, The Sixteenth Round chronicles Hurricane's journey from the ring to solitary confinement. The book was his cry for help to the public, an attempt to set the record straight and force a new trial. Bob Dylan wrote his classic anthem "Hurricane" about his struggle, and Muhammad Ali and thousands of others took up his cause. The power of Carter's voice, as well as his ironic humor, makes this an eloquent, soul-stirring account of a remarkable life. Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was released from prison in 1988. Former chair and CEO of Canada's Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted and, since 2005, CEO of Innocence International, Dr. Carter is the author of Eye of the Hurricane: My Path from Darkness to Freedom. His life has been the subject of three books and a major motion picture, The Hurricane, starring Denzel Washington. The recipient of honorary doctor of law degrees from Griffith University, Australia, and York University, Toronto, Dr. Carter lives in Toronto.
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The Art of Action

How Leaders Close the Gaps between Plans, Actions and Results

Author: Stephen Bungay

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey

ISBN: 1473644968

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

View: 6447

What do you want me to do? This question is the enduring management issue, a perennial problem that Stephen Bungay shows has an old solution that is counter-intuitive and yet common sense. The Art of Action is a thought-provoking and fresh look at how managers can turn planning into execution, and execution into results. Drawing on his experience as a consultant, senior manager and a highly respected military historian, Stephen Bungay takes a close look at the nineteenth-century Prussian Army, which built its agility on the initiative of its highly empowered junior officers, to show business leaders how they can build more effective, productive organizations. Based on a theoretical framework which has been tested in practice over 150 years, Bungay shows how the approach known as 'mission command' has been applied in businesses as diverse as pharmaceuticals and F1 racing today. The Art of Action is scholarly but engaging, rigorous but pragmatic, and shows how common sense can sometimes be surprising.
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The Art of War

Bilingual Chinese and English Text (The Complete Edition)

Author: Sun Tzu

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9780804848206

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 6741

Sun Tzu's The Art of War is still one of the world's most influential treatises on strategic thought. Applicable everywhere from the boardroom to the bedroom, from the playing field to the battlefield, its wisdom has never been more highly regarded. Now available in its complete form, including the Chinese characters and English text, this essential examination of the art of decisive military strategy features extensive commentary and an insightful historical introduction written by Lionel Giles, its original translator. This new edition includes an all-new introduction by the scholar of ancient Chinese literature, John Minford.
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The Art of Manipulation

How to Get Anybody to Do What You Want

Author: Omar Johnson

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781492760528

Category: Psychology

Page: 80

View: 6196

We have all used forms of manipulation in our lifetime. For example, a child manipulating a parent by crying incessantly when that parent balks at the idea of buying them the latest toy, crying to the point where that parent just eventually wears down and gives in or altering our appearance with the intention of getting a specific reaction or getting others to perceive us in a certain way. We all have engaged in the art of manipulation. Manipulating others is a great way to get what you want. It can be used in a positive sense or in negative one and that choice rests solely on the individual who is engaging in the manipulation.There are many techniques that are use to manipulate others and In his book entitled “The Art of Manipulation” author and serial entrepreneur Omar Johnson examines the secrets of how to use manipulation to get anybody to do what you want. You will also learn how to determine if someone is trying to manipulate you.
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Sun-Tzu: The Art of Warfare

The First English Translation Incorporating the Recently Discovered Yin-ch'ueh-shan Texts

Author: Roger T. Ames

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307477800

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

View: 1296

The most widely read military classic in human history, newly translated and revised in accordance with newly discovered materials of unprecedented historical significance. Fluid, crisp and rigorously faithful to the original, this new text is destined to stand as the definitive version of this cornerstone work of Classical Chinese. Of compelling importance not only to students of Chinese history and literature, but to all readers interested in the art or the philosophy of war. From the Hardcover edition.
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Samurai Wisdom Abstracted

Teachings of Highly Acclaimed Samurai Warriors

Author: Sreechinth C

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781983763113

Category:

Page: 86

View: 8588

The word Samurai itself is a synonym for Japan, as they are the great ferocious aristocratic warriors in the history of the country. They are the best known for their dignity and elegance during peace and fierce atrocities in war. These highly honoured ardent champions were much ready to sacrifice their own life than bearing any dishonours. The Samurais practice a number of weapons including spears, bows and arrows, nevertheless the main weaponry and symbol of strength is their sword which was called as Katana. Their ethic code of conduct, Bushido was later adapted as the traditional code of conduct of entire Japan. Though after Meiji restoration, the importance of martial arts and hence the Samurai powers diminished, they are still revered as the most ferocious warriors for their contributions in uniting the country. In this book, we present you some of the greatest samurai heroes and their valuable words. Here are the impeccable words of acclaimed samurais like Miyamoto Musashi, Tokugawa Ieyasu, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Oda Nobunaga and many more...
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The Greatest Secret in the World

Author: Og Mandino

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 030742068X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 176

View: 2955

What is 'the greatest secret in the world'? You won't discover it, although it's spelled out for you, unless you give yourself completely to this book and let its message change your life...for the better.
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The Essential Art of War

Author: Sunzi,Mei-chün Sawyer

Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)

ISBN: 9780465072040

Category: History

Page: 137

View: 4921

A newly conceived and highly accessible version of this classic text, translated by renowned Chinese military historian Ralph D. Sawyer, for readers who are new to this immensely popular work
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Manifesto of the Communist Party

Author: Karl Marx,Friedrich Engels

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Socialism

Page: 64

View: 3891

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Tao Te Ching

The Way of Nature and Its Virtues

Author: Laozi

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545270127

Category:

Page: 72

View: 3085

The Tao Te Ching, along with the Zhuangzi, is a fundamental text for both philosophical and religious Taoism, and strongly influenced other schools, such as Legalism, Confucianism, and Chinese Buddhism, which when first introduced into China was largely interpreted through the use of Daoist words and concepts. Many Chinese artists, including poets, painters, calligraphers, and even gardeners, have used the Tao Te Ching as a source of inspiration. Its influence has also spread widely outside East Asia, and it is among the most translated works in world literature. The Tao Te Ching has been translated into Western languages over 250 times, mostly to English, German, and French. According to Holmes Welch, "It is a famous puzzle which everyone would like to feel he had solved." The first known English translation of the Tao Te Ching was produced in 1868 by a Scottish Protestant missionary named John Chalmers, entitled The Speculations on Metaphysics, Polity and Morality of The Old Philosopher Lau Tsze. Other notable English translations of the Tao Te Ching are those produced by Chinese scholars and teachers: a 1948 translation by linguist Lin Yutang, a 1961 translation by author John Ching Hsiung Wu, a 1963 translation by sinologist Din Cheuk Lau, another 1963 translation by professor Wing-tsit Chan, and a 1972 translation by Taoist teacher Gia-Fu Feng together with his wife Jane English. The present 2017 English translation of Tao Te Ching is done by a native Chinese with a good command of both Chinese and English languages. It may be the best English translation text by so far in terms of correctness and reading comfort. By reading this English translation of Tao Te Ching, you will understand the true meaning and eastern wisdom of this classic work. The Book has 81 chapters in total and is edited in the order of original classic text--modern Chinese text--English translation.
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