Don't be an ordinary purchaser of this classic text, be an extraordinary one. I think I'll have to listen to this again so that all the points sink in. Action would have to be taken. Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews Isaacson has conducted with Jobs as well as extensive interviews with Jobs' family members and key colleagues from Apple and its competitors, this is the definitive portrait of the greatest innovator of his generation. And the author's additions are excellent. The advice in this book still stands today, specifically regarding the use of spies and several of the land based tactics. As we do every Tuesday morning, I met with my local men's group for our workout on the local preschool playground, the only location where one can engage in the strenuous exercises of running up slides and seesaw step aerobics.
The spirit of Sun Tzu smiles upon us today, but we must never falter. It is about knowing your weakness, playing on your strengths, and manipulating your enemies. Anyone who works in a competitive environment can benefit from it, even if only a little. I've never read the print version but have always wanted to. .
Sun Tzu taught me that in order to overwhelm a force superior in numbers, a great commander must disguise his own numbers and employ subterfuge to sow doubt and terror among his enemy's ranks. The enemy's desperation began to show, and their decision making processes became clouded. His experience in portraying insightful and, at times, cunning characters makes him a natural fit for this ancient collection of battlefield epigrams whose influence has grown tremendously in the modern world. Some sections feel slightly repetitive, but the flow of the chapters and the overall message remains intact. I couldn't think of anyone better to narrate than Aidan Gillen.
Gagliardi might not, is that in classical Chinese there was a prohibition on using characters that were the same as the personal name of the sitting emperor. Total running time: Read by Moira Fogarty Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate and an affiliate with other select companies we earn from qualifying purchases. The Art of War audio book is a collection in thirteen parts all relating to different aspects of waging war or — famously — winning wars without waging them. Our enemy's tiny feet bogged down in the mud, causing further chaos and allowing our artillery, consisting of six 40mm water balloon launchers to rain devastation and sheer terror upon the remaining force. The insight into the nuances of war, and the intricacies of character that allow success or failure, is one that can be appropriated to many aspects of life.
Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has been a top seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Resistance kicks everyone's butt, and the desire to defeat it is equally as universal. While checking Amazon for some first aid supplies to refill our field dressing kits, I came across this book. This man could read a phone book and I'd pay for it. To this end, we started a month-long psychological terror operation consisting of pictures of frowny faces drawn in crayon and constant blaring of vintage Barney recordings. Years passed and I recently found it at the bottom of a box in my closet. Paddy Clarke's heroes are Father Damien and the lepers , Geronimo and George Best.
Of course the name change does nothing to impact your understanding of the Art of War, but does illustrate the difference between buying a copy of the The Art of War from a professional Sinologist who understands both the translation issues and can provide relevant historical and philosophical background, and the rank amateur who does this for a hobby and wants to pass off an inferior product hoping you won't know the difference. In this book, he provides 12 profound and practical principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today. Gagliardi clearly shows that he is out of his depth in terms of translation competence. In spite of its battlefield specificity, The Art of War has found new life in the modern age with leaders in fields as wide and far-reaching as world politics, human psychology, and corporate strategy finding valuable insight in its timeworn words. This is the world's most famous master plan for seizing and holding power.
We had taken the high ground including the big slide, and placed scouts on the monkey bars to monitor enemy movements. But all of this aside, how successful is Mr. Somewhat surprisingly to me, I found the lack of fanfare both engaging and refreshing. Required reading for any martial artist, business person or student of strategy. Now he turns to the most important subject of all - understanding people's drives and motivations, even when they are unconscious of them themselves.
As an avid fans of the Game of Thrones television, I'd argue no other character plays the cold strategist as does 'Littlefinger'. The War of Art identifies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success. However in my understanding of the text there are much wider applications of the wisdom shared by Sun Tzu, namely patience and the value of self reflection. In spite of its battlefield specificity, The Art of War has found new life in the modern age, with leaders in fields as wide and far-reaching as world politics, human psychology, and corporate strategy finding valuable insight in its timeworn words. Never Split the Difference takes you inside the world of high-stakes negotiations and into Voss' head.
I did not think I would read a book like this. Fortunately, the stakes aren't quite so high when choosing the best Sun Tzu translation, but the same principle should apply. Then I began to plan. Our calvary executed a brilliant flanking maneuver and encircled the enemy, who exhausted, wet, and cranky, sued for peace. Covering issues such as duty, forgiveness, brotherhood, strength in adversity and the best way to approach life and death, the Meditations have inspired thinkers, poets and politicians since their first publication more than 500 years ago. In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.
It has strong messages with diverse meanings and I found that I could put some of the advice in my personal life. He is stone-faced in both planning and execution of his political agenda; even the few bouts of passion seem only a dramatisation for the benefit of the ruse, and not genuine emotion at all. I realized it has more to offer. Both books contain wisdom and advice that are applicable to almost any situation a leader finds himself in. The book has become de rigeur amongst business men, politicians and leaders in sport — anywhere an advantage, however small, could be crucial.