Sun Tzu, also known as Sun Wu or Sunzi, was an ancient Chinese military strategist believed to be the author of the acclaimed military text, The Art of War. Details about Sun Tzu s background and life are uncertain, although he is believed to have lived c. 544-496 BCE. Through The Art of War, Sun Tzu s theories and strategies have influenced military leaders and campaigns throughout time, including the samurai of ancient and early-modern Japan, and more recently Ho Chi Minh of the Viet Cong and American generals Norman Swarzkopf, Jr. and Colin Powell during the Persian Gulf War in the 1990s.
"Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way, Sun Tzu's The Art of War is undisputedly one of the bestselling leadership books of all time." - Publishers Weekly "a book that celebrates cunning by arguing that the way to win is by always doing the opposite of what your opponent expects. Sun Tzu gave birth to a long tradition that believed strategic goals could often best be achieved by avoiding the destructive uncertainty of pitched battle." - The Economist Written in China more than two thousand years ago, this book tells of cunning military strategies and operations that went into some of the most brilliantly executed maneuvers in Asian warfare. These insights serve as an excellent guide to strategy, tactics and success in the world of business." - CEO.com, 24 Leadership Books To Read Before You Die "For business leaders, reading The Art of War is a rite of passage; quoting from it is de rigueur." - Gregory Beyer, The Huffington Post