The Art of War
Contributor(s): Sun Tzu (Author), Thomas Cleary (Translator)
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, 1991
Thomas Cleary's translation of Sun Tzu's 2,000 years old The Art of War makes immediately relevant one of the greatest Chinese classical texts. There's not a dated maxim or vague prescription in it. 'To win without fighting is best, ' Sun Tzu said. For him war was coeval. Absorb this book, and you can throw out all those contemporary books about managerial leadership.