The Art of War is the first of the titles on my Cavalcade of Classics, Round 2 list that I’ve finished this year. Making progress!
Filled with guidance about war strategy that is surprisingly detailed, this book is more practical and less philosophical than I expected it to be. It provides interesting insights into warfare in China during the Warring States period, but I would hesitate to use it as a business or personal guidebook as some have suggested in recent years.
Some quotes/passages that were particularly interesting to me…
This one reminds me of the adage about putting one’s own house in order instead of worrying about someone else’s:
The Skillful Warrior
But he can never bring about
And this one sounded to me like a list of New Year’s Resolutions for an aspiring bad-ass: