‘In peace prepare for war, in war prepare for peace.’
‘Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.’
‘The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.’
Written 2,500 years ago by the Chinese general Sun Tzu, The Art of War is revered today as the world’s most important commentary on war and peace. A poetic and potent treatise on military strategy, it has established its significance as an invaluable guide to using skill, cunning, tactics and discipline to outwit the opponent – in diplomacy, public administration and corporate leadership.
This edition – containing an illuminating foreword by bestselling author Dr Radhakrishnan Pillai that contrasts Sun Tzu’s text with Chanakya’s Arthashastra – is a must-read for all those who want to gain a deeper understanding of strategic decision-making.