New Art of War, Tactics, and Power: A New Rendition of Teachings from Sun Tzu’s the Art of War, Niccolo Machiavelli’s the Prince, Baltasar Gracian’s the Art of Worldly Wisdom, and the Works of Han Fei Tzu
Author: Rodney Ohebsion
Paperback: 152 pages
Cost: Amazon, $9.59; Bookins, 5 points.
Originally Published: March 2005
I was looking for the Art of War by Sun Tzu on Bookins and found this “updated” version of Sun Tzu’s teachings which has been compiled along with teachings from three others. I was not sure what to expect so I was neither delighted nor disappointed by what I received.
New Art of War is a very easy read. It’s only 152 pages long and almost half of those pages are blank back sides and/or only half filled. The lessons are (mostly) presented in very quick, short bursts which make them easy to read and digest.
While I wouldn’t say that this is not a very business-oriented book, there are business principles that can be gleaned for most business leaders. Most of the insight is “common” knowledge, especially since these writings originated thousands of years ago, but having a collection from these four philosophers in one place makes for a good read.