View Full Version : Modern Addendums or Applications to Sun-Tzu
05-20-02, 10:12 PM
Sun-Tzu's "Art of War" is timeless indeed. But does anyone here know of an existing work (book, essay, or website) that adds on or applies the book to modern situations outside of business stratagem...?
In addition, has anyone here read Miyamoto Musashi's "Book of Five Rings"? I'm surprised it hasn't been mentioned or compared to in this site (unless I missed it). Thanks.
Ronin027, welcome to sonshi.com.
I have read Musashi many times. And I know that there are quite a few others here at sonshi.com who also have read Musashi. If you do a 'search' you may be able to zero in on the threads where his name appears. Also, search under 'Spetsnaz'(sp?) because I know he authored some good posts in the past few weeks.
Also, you may want to look in the thread titled "Five Greatest Books on Strategy."
I am not sure of your level of knowledge of Sun Tzu, but if you read and contemplate the writings of Plutarch, Epicurus, Epictetus, and William Shakespeare's plays(but NOT his sonnets), you will eventually come to realize the timeless nature of Sun Tzu.
Wherever and whenever men and women interact or coexist, the teachings of Sun Tzu are relevent.
Also, if you peruse The Economist or a major newspaper, you may be able to discern instances where Sun Tzu' teachings have been applied (un)wittingly by people in their relationships with others.
The Sun Tzu is everywhere!
05-21-02, 01:56 PM
I have heard that Samuel B. Griffith has a new book out concerning "The Art of War". I was told that it is very different from his (Griffith's) earlier translation. I have not been able to find the book as of yet but I am looking.
Also, we have been talking a little about Musashi during the past week or so in the "War With One's Self" area. Take care.
vBulletin® v3.8.7, Copyright ©2000-2013, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.