book review: the art of war by sun tzu

The Art of War by Sun Tzu

The Art of War by Sun Tzu

What are the main ideas?

If I implemented one idea from this book right now, which one would it be?

“even people who dislike each other, if they are in the same boat, will help each other.” in situations of conflict, how can i help people understand they are in the same boat?

How would I describe the book to a friend?

this incredibly brief edition of the art of war boils down vast theory into bite-sized chunks. it’s dense and insufficient, but this distillation seems to preserve the main principles. if you want an understanding of the roots of strategy, which is historicially military, this is a goodie.

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