From the bestselling author Robert Greene comes a brilliant distillation of the strategies of war that can help us gain mastery in the modern world. Greene’s first two groundbreaking guides, The 48 Laws of Power and The Art of Seduction, espouse profound, timeless lessons from the events of history to help readers vanquish an enemy or ensnare an unsuspecting victim. Now, with The 33Strategies of War, Greene has crafted an important new addition to this ruthless and unique series. Spanning world civilizations, synthesizing dozens of political, philosophical, and religious texts and thousands of years of violent conflict, The 33 Strategies of War is a comprehensive guide to the subtle social game of everyday life informed by the most ingenious and effective military principles in war. Structured in Greene’s trademark style, The 33 Strategies of War is the I Ching of conflict, the contemporary companion to Sun-tzu’s The Art of War. Abundantly illustrated with examples from history, including the genius and folly of everyone from Napoleon to Margaret Thatcher, Shaka the Zulu to Lord Nelson, Hannibal to Ulysses S. Grant, as well as captains of industry, Samurai swordsmen, and diplomats, each of thirty-three chapters outlines a strategy that will help you win life’s wars. Learn the offensive strategies that require you to maintain the initiative and negotiate from a position of strength or the defensive strategies designed to help you respond to dangerous situations and avoid unwinnable wars. And learn the importance of the element of surprise, of employing and shielding yourself from strategies that are just unconventional but unapologetically dirty. The great warriors of battlefields and drawing rooms alike demonstrate prudence, agility, balance and calm, and a keen understanding that the rational, resourceful, and intuitive always defeat the panicked, the uncreative, and the stupid. An indispensable book, The 33 Strategies of War provides all the psychological ammunition you need to overcome patterns of failure and forever gain the upper hand. read less...
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