At the core of this ancient strategy manual is the understanding that conflict is an inescapable part of human life. Since, as Sun Tzu teaches, aggression and response in kind can lead only to destruction, we must learn to work with conflict in a more profound and effective way. This unusually faithful translation carefully preserves the enigmatic quality of the original - allowing us to discover innumerable insights in its lines millennia after this oral tradition was first set down. Line-by-line commentary and three extensive essays reveal the broader implications of Sun Tzu's teachings and how they can be applied to everyday circumstances. 'The Denma Group show us how to apply Sun Tzu's wisdom in everyday situations' - James A. Autry, co-author of "Real Wisdom: Business Lessons from the Tao Te Ching". 'The commentary and essays included will help the reader appreciate that this work has endured, not simply as a manual for the conduct of warfare but because of the depth of the principles on which it is based and their applicability to everyday life' - "Library Journal". 'An exhilarating experience. The principles of translation are among the best I have ever encountered.
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