This book focuses on how to apply Sun Tzu’s wisdom to business and personal success. The content has three unique features. 1. A new translation of “The Art of War.” 2. Excerpts from other translations clarify meanings. 3. Text is simplified into 50 rules for strategic thinking enhanced by useful examples.Because the Chinese ideogram can be translated with different meanings, I searched world libraries to find different translations. Where translations vary the different meanings are shared in the text. To read “Sun Tzu: The Art of War for Managers” is to read the essence of many translations.
The 50 rules for strategic thinking will assist in your search for useful applications of Sun Tzu’s wisdom. Each rule is supported by examples showing how this rule has been, and can be, applied. In a new section in this edition, contemporary managers discuss their personal experiences in applying these rules.
I have twice been invited to China to discuss applications of Sun Tzu’s wisdom to business. These trips have enabled me to validate the Oriental Wisdom in the book.
My wish is that you will find the simple wisdom of Sun Tzu useful in your business and personal life.