Tuesday, February 7, 2017
February Quote of the Month - The greatest victory is that which requires no battle - Sun Tzu
"The greatest victory is that which requires no battle"
- Sun Tzu in The Art of War (5th Century BC)
The Art of War was written by a Chinese general, Sun Tzu, and this book became a classic almost instantly 2,500 years ago: initially offering Chinese emperors and military leaders military and strategic advice. This later expanded to military leaders around the world, including being recommended reading in U.S. military libraries. In more modern times, its insights and wisdom have been used in legal negotiations, business strategies, political debates and even sports. It's said that Super Bowl winning coach of the New England Patriots, Bill Belichick, read this book and applied its lessons to the world of American Football.
This month's quote, one of many in this truly classic book, is a reminder that being a great winner is someone who uses smart tactics, rather than just fightning one's opponent. A message, which hopefully resonates in the world's great capitals from Moscow to Brussels, from Beijing to Washington DC, and from Teheran to Jerusalem.
Cosimo is proud to offer this book in its original English translation by Lionel Giles in paperback & hardcover. In order to truly absorb the lessons of this classical text, we also recommend listening to the audio version on Librivox.