The lost art of war

Author: Bin Sun,Thomas F. Cleary
Publisher: Harper San Francisco
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 154
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The recently discovered companion to the bestselling The Art of War by Sun Tzu, written by his lineal descendant Sun Bin, also known as Sun Tzu II. Like those of his distinguished ancestor, Sun Tzu II's metaphors can be applied to life situations far beyond warfare--including business, government, diplomacy, relationships, and social action.

The Lost Art of Declaring War

Author: Brien Hallett
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252067266
Category: History
Page: 191
View: 2695
Historically, it has been assumed that war is violence and declarations of war are simply public announcements that serve to initiate combat. Brien Hallett denies both assumptions and claims that war is policy, not violence.The Lost Art of Declaring War analyzes the crucial differences between combat and war and convincingly argues that the power to declare war is in actuality the power to compose a text, draft a document, write a denunciation. Once written, the declaration then serves three functions: to articulate the political purposes of the war, to guide and direct military operations, and to establish the boundary between justified combat and unjustified devastation.Hallett sounds a clarion call urging the people and their representatives to take up the challenge and write fully reasoned declarations of war. Then, and only then, can a civilized nation like the United States lay claim to being fully democratic, not only in peacetime, but in wartime as well.

Die wiederentdeckte Kunst des Zuhörens

Author: Michael P. Nichols
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 9783608919165
Page: 316
View: 4202

The Art of War

Author: Sun Tzu
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834827301
Category: Philosophy
Page: 224
View: 8944
Sun Tzu's Art of War, compiled more than two thousand years ago, is a study of the anatomy of organizations in conflict. It is perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world today. Now, this unique volume brings together the essential versions of Sun Tzu's text, along with illuminating commentaries and auxiliary texts written by distinguished strategists. The translations, by the renowned translator Thomas Cleary, have all been published previously in book form, except for The Silver Sparrow Art of War, which is available here for the first time. This collection contains: The Art of War: This edition of Sun Tzu's text includes the classic collection of commentaries by eleven interpreters. Mastering the Art of War: Consisting of essays by two prominent statesmen-generals of Han dynasty China, Zhuge Liang and Liu Ji, this book develops the strategies of Sun Tzu's classic into a complete handbook of organization and leadership. It draws on episodes from Chinese history to show in concrete terms the proper use of Sun Tzu's principles. The Silver Sparrow Art of War: A version of Sun Tzu's Art of War based on a manuscript of the classic text discovered at a Chinese archeological site in China's Shandong Province in 1972, which contains previously unknown fragments. Note: The electronic edition of this book does not contain The Lost Art of War, as seen in the paperback edition.

The Lost Art of Healing

Author: Bernard Lown
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0345425979
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 344
View: 6949
The author draws on his forty years of experience as a physician to call for a new appreciation of the importance of the doctor-patient relationship and of the art rather than the technology of medicine

Die Kunst des Krieges

Author: Sunzi
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 3426422085
Category: Self-Help
Page: 160
View: 4684
Sunzis Text ist nicht nur ein Klassiker der Kriegskunst, seine Weisheiten weisen zudem den Weg zum Sieg bei allen Schlachten und Konflikten, die wir führen. Sei es der gesellschaftliche Konflikt, der Kampf im Aufsichtsrat oder sogar der Kampf der Geschlechter – mit diesem Werk wird jeder Feind besiegt. Doch die größte Leistung besteht darin, den Widerstand des Feindes ohne einen Kampf zu brechen.

The Art of God of War III

Author: Daniel Wade
Publisher: Ballistic Pub
ISBN: 9781921002724
Category: Art
Page: 271
View: 2043
Takes you behind the scenes of Sony's biggest 2010 game release, featuring character and environment concept art and production art.

The Lost Art of Forgiving

Stories of Healing from the Cancer of Bitterness
Author: Johann Christoph Arnold
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780874869507
Category: Forgiveness
Page: 149
View: 4528
The Lost Art of Forgiving is a collection of stories showing the healing power of forgiveness in the experiences of ordinary people scarred by crime, betrayal, abuse, bigotry and war. It lets the lives and voices of whose who have forgiven, and those who haven't, speak for themselves.s

The Lost Art of Good Conversation

A Mindful Way to Connect with Others and Enrich Everyday Life
Author: Sakyong Mipham
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0451499441
Category: Religion
Page: 240
View: 6573
Cutting through all the white noise, chatter, and superficiality our cell phones and social media cause, one of Tibet's highest and most respected spiritual leaders offers simple and practical advice to help us increase our attentions spans, become better listeners, and strive to appreciate the people around us. In a world of iPhones and connectivity to social media and email, we are all in constant connection with one another. Then why are so many people feeling burned out, distant from colleagues, and abandoned by family and friends? In this new book from the bestselling author of Running with the Mind of Meditation, the Sakyong uses the basic principles of the Shambhala tradition--meditation and a sincere belief in the inherent wisdom, compassion, and courage of all beings--to help readers to listen and speak more mindfully with loved ones, co-workers, strangers, and even ourselves. In this easy to understand and helpful book, Sakyong Mipham provides inspiring ideas and practical tips on how to be more present in your day-to-day life, helping us to communicate in ways that elevates the dignity of everyone involved. Great for families, employees and employers and everyone who spend too much time on Facebook, Instagram, and feel "disconnected" in our "connected" world, Good Conversation is a journey back to basics.

The Lost Art of Scripture

Author: Karen Armstrong
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 147354727X
Category: Religion
Page: 560
View: 3133
'One of our best living writers on religion' Financial Times 'Karen Armstrong is a genius' A.N. Wilson 'Karen Armstrong is one of the handful of wise and supremely intelligent commentators on religion' Alain De Botton In our increasingly secular world, holy texts are at best seen as irrelevant, and at worst as an excuse to incite violence, hatred and division. So what value, if any, can scripture hold for us today? And if our world no longer seems compatible with scripture, is it perhaps because its original purpose has become lost? Today we see the Quran being used by some to justify war and terrorism, the Torah to deny Palestinians the right to live in the Land of Israel, and the Bible to condemn homosexuality and contraception. The holy texts at the centre of all religious traditions are often employed selectively to underwrite arbitrary and subjective views. They are believed to be divinely ordained; they are claimed to contain eternal truths. But as Karen Armstrong, a world authority on religious affairs, shows in this fascinating journey through millennia of history, this narrow reading of scripture is a relatively recent phenomenon. For hundreds of years these texts were instead viewed as spiritual tools: scripture was a means for the individual to connect with the divine, to transcend their physical existence, and to experience a higher level of consciousness. Holy texts were seen as fluid and adaptable, rather than a set of binding archaic rules or a ‘truth’ that has to be ‘believed’. Armstrong argues that only by rediscovering an open engagement with their holy texts will the world’s religions be able to curtail arrogance, intolerance and violence. And if scripture is used to engage with the world in more meaningful and compassionate ways, we will find that it still has a great deal to teach us.

The Lost Art of the Great Speech

How to Write One--How to Deliver It
Author: Richard Dowis
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814424899
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
View: 807
"Splashy slides, confident body language, and a lot of eye contact are fine and well. But if a speech is rambling, illogical, or just plain boring, the impact will be lost. Now everyone can learn to give powerful, on-target speeches that capture an audience's attention and drive home a message. The key is not just in the delivery techniques, but in tapping into the power of language. Prepared by an award-winning writer, this authoritative speech-writing guide covers every essential element of a great speech, including outlining and organizing, beginning with a bang, making use of action verbs and vivid nouns, and handling questions from the audience. Plus, the book includes excerpts from some of history's most memorable speeches--eloquent words to contemplate and emulate."

The Lost Art of Finding Our Way

Author: John Edward Huth
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674072820
Category: Science
Page: 528
View: 7678
Explains a process of navigation that relies on natural phenomenon and describes techniques followed by ancient people involving the Sun, Moon, tides, currents, wind, and the horizon that can be used to determine direction and ensure arrival at a safe destination.

The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets

Author: Eva Rice
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472205375
Category: Fiction
Page: 311
View: 9807
Miranda Hart contributes a fabulous foreword to this beautiful new edition of the beloved bestseller, published to celebrate its ten year anniversary. Hailed a 'modern vintage classic', The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets was a Richard and Judy Book Club Choice. This special edition also includes a brand new exclusive short story from Eva Rice, The Moth Trap, which offers a glimpse into the cocktail party where Penelope's parents, Archie and Talitha, first met. Set in the 1950s, in an England still recovering from the Second World War, this is the enchanting story of Penelope Wallace and her eccentric family at the start of the rock'n'roll era. Penelope longs to be grown-up and to fall in love, but various rather inconvenient things keep getting in her way. Like her mother, a stunning but petulant beauty widowed at a tragically early age, her younger brother Inigo, currently incapable of concentrating on anything that isn't Elvis Presley, a vast but crumbling ancestral home, a severe shortage of cash, and her best friend Charlotte's sardonic cousin Harry...

The Lost Art of Having Fun

286 Games to Enjoy with Family and Friends
Author: Gyles Brandreth,Saethryd Brandreth
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 184854975X
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 480
View: 4937
One good thing about a recession is that we need to go back to making our own fun. Games are in the Brandreths' blood, they have spent thousands of weekends and rainy holidays playing them and now Gyles, Saethryd and eight-year-old Rory want to share the very best with you. THE LOST ART OF HAVING FUN picks out over 250 games, guaranteed to make even the grumpiest child or adult laugh, and then with all kinds of interesting stories and lovely illustrations, it shows you clearly (and very entertainingly) how to play them. There are classic parlour games alongside all kinds of interesting ones you might not have come across yet. Nine chapters cover pretty much every eventuality: Rainy Day Games, Car Journey, Analogue Fun in a Digital World, Music and Drama, Word Games and Brainteasers, Racing Games, Party Games (split between children's birthday parties and dinner parties), Country House Weekend and last but not least Seasonal Games: Christmas, New Year and Easter. Forget consoles and board games, this beautiful book is all you need. And Queen Victoria (whose favourite games are here too) would be amused. Very amused.

The Art of War

Complete Texts and Commentaries
Author: Sunzi,Thomas F. Cleary,Sun Tzu
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781590300541
Category: Philosophy
Page: 457
View: 8006
A collection of essential versions of the Art of War includes The Art of War, Mastering the Art of War, The Lost Art of War, and The Silver Sparrow Art of War, in a volume complemented by commentary by the author's successors. Reprint.

The Lost Art of Caring

A Challenge to Health Professionals, Families, Communities, and Society
Author: Leighton E. Cluff,Robert H. Binstock
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801875005
Category: Medical
Page: 288
View: 3387
, bring together experts to address the importance of caring, the reasons why it has eroded, and measures that can strengthen caring as provided by health professionals, families, communities, and society.

The Lost Art of Giving Back

A Helpful Guide to Making a Difference
Author: Christopher D. Cathcart
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462824045
Category: Social Science
Page: 54
View: 1711
The Lost Art of Giving Back is a useful guide to help everyday folk discover the joys and sense of true empowerment that comes from volunteerism, be it working with at-risk youth, the elderly, or anyone who may be in need of a helping hand. By using his own life examples, as well as those of others, first-time author Christopher D. Cathcart helps readers tear down the barriers that keep them from getting active in the volunteer ranks, and guide them onto a path of public service. The book offers tips on finding the time, energy and creativity to make a difference. The Lost Art of Giving Back is a useful guide to help everyday folk discover the joys and sense of true empowerment that comes from volunteerism, be it working with at-risk youth, the elderly, or anyone who may be in need of a helping hand. By using his own life examples, as well as those of others, first-time author Christopher D. Cathcart helps readers tear down the barriers that keep them from getting active in the volunteer ranks, and guide them onto a path of public service. The book offers tips on finding the time, energy and creativity to make a difference.

The Lost Art of General Management

Author: Rob Waite
Publisher:, inc.
ISBN: 9780975303009
Category: Executives
Page: 126
View: 3969
General management is a lost art. The ability to take a balanced perspective on business has been overlooked, maligned and bred out of the species of modern managers. The Lost Art of General Management will guide the reader on a journey of discovery of the skills of a general manager. Most importantly, the reader will be given practical advice on how to apply those skills. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rob Waite is a senior executive with over 20 years of leadership experience in domestic and international business. His successes include start-ups, turnarounds, multinational strategic partnerships and global business expansions with Fortune 500 companies and worldwide industrial leaders.

Classics of Strategy and Counsel: The art of war

Author: Thomas F. Cleary
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Category: Philosophy
Page: 400
View: 2304
Offers translations of classic works on leadership from the Eastern philosophical tradition.

The Lost Art

Author: Simon Morden
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407077880
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 528
View: 3430
A millennium after the formidable war machines of the User cultures devoured entire civilisations and rewrote planetary geography, Earth is in the grip of a perpetual Dark Age. Scientific endeavour is strongly discouraged, while remnant technology is locked away - hidden by a Church determined to prevent a new Armageddon. This is the world to which Benzamir Michael Mahmood must return. A descendant of the tribes who fled the planet during those ages-old wars, he comes in pursuit of enemies from the far reaches of space. The technology he brings is wondrous beyond the imaginings of those he will meet, but can its potency match that of the Church's most closely guarded treasure? For centuries it has lain dormant, buried in a lead-lined tomb deep beneath the flagstones of a remote Siberian monastery. But it is about to be unearthed, and the powers that will be unleashed may be beyond anyone's capacity to control. Even a man as extraordinary as Benzamir . . .