Sun Tsu's Art of War is perhaps the best-known and most highly regarded treatise on military strategy yet written. Compiled well over 200 years ago, its principles are as applicable to the boardroom as they are to the battlefield.
Unlike many contemporary translations that have focused too heavily on applying this military classic to corporate conflicts, this definitive interpretation maintains the impact of the original. Free of academic commentary and ambiguous metaphors, Kaufman's translation uses straightforward prose to explain Sun Tzu's message. Like the original, this new interpretation is divided into thirteen sections, each presenting vital information on military strategy ranging from assessing opposing armies and the proper treatment of troops to the use of spies. Other chapters include: considerations for war, preparations for war, the nature of attacks, how to think during war, the reality of war, controling territory, managing campaigns, and fierceness in combat.