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The 33 Strategies of War

The 33 Strategies of War By Robert Greene Joost Elffers The Strategies of War Brilliant distillations of the strategies of war and the subtle social game of everyday life by the bestselling author of The Laws of Power and MasteryRobert Greene s groundbreaking guides The

  • Title: The 33 Strategies of War
  • Author: Robert Greene Joost Elffers
  • ISBN: 9780670034574
  • Page: 271
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The 33 Strategies of War By Robert Greene Joost Elffers Brilliant distillations of the strategies of war and the subtle social game of everyday life by the bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power and MasteryRobert Greene s groundbreaking guides, The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, and his latest book, Mastery, espouse profound, timeless lessons from the events of history to help readers vanquish an enemy, ensnare anBrilliant distillations of the strategies of war and the subtle social game of everyday life by the bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power and MasteryRobert Greene s groundbreaking guides, The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, and his latest book, Mastery, espouse profound, timeless lessons from the events of history to help readers vanquish an enemy, ensnare an unsuspecting victim, or become the greatest in your field In The 33 Strategies of War, Greene has crafted an important addition to this ruthless and unique series.Spanning world civilizations, synthesizing dozens of political, philosophical, and religious texts and thousands of years of violent conflict, The 33 Strategies of War is a comprehensive guide to the subtle social game of everyday life informed by the most ingenious and effective military principles in war Structured in Greene s trademark style, The 33 Strategies of War is the I Ching of conflict, the contemporary companion to Sun Tzu s The Art of War.Abundantly illustrated with examples from history, including the folly and genius of everyone from Napoleon to Margaret Thatcher, Shaka the Zulu to Lord Nelson, Hannibal to Ulysses S Grant, as well as movie moguls, Samurai swordsmen, and diplomats, each of the thirty three chapters outlines a strategy that will help you win life s wars Learn the offensive strategies that require you to maintain the initiative and negotiate from
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    1. Andy on said:

      This guy writes the scariest books out there Way scarier than Stephen King Either that or the funniest I can t tell His amorality is so exaggerated it s hard to believe Evil isn t one supernatural weirdo, evil is everyone everywhere all the time War in this book is a big game between egomaniacs who don t care if they happen to kill millions of people The author wants you to be like these crazy jerks in your daily life because otherwise crazy jerks will crush you If people start accusing you of b [...]

    2. Lady Jane on said:

      In 33 Strategies of War, Robert Greene turns military combat into an appropriate metaphor for life in the so called civilized world The author introduces the book with a warning to not be deceived by the political correctness and democratic values that the modern world promotes, because beneath the splendor of the king s court is nothing than human nature broiling in its most aggressive essence, and rather vented through covert, subtle, and socially accepted ways The civilized world is inherent [...]

    3. Serena on said:

      Excellent if you love History in particular famous figures, battles, and wars He humanizes historical people events in a way that makes what could be dense and overwhelming reading very exciting.

    4. Carolyn Kaufman on said:

      I d like to give this a 3.5 stars, please.The good Lots of illustrative stories After seeing 300, though, I admit to rushing home and being annoyed I couldn t find anything especially since I knew what wouldn t happen to Xerxes because I was reading this at the time A good guide to different approaches to strategy and war.The bad Usually when people say a book is too long, I assume they re used to reading magazine articles and are kind of lazy I know, that s awful With this, though, I started to [...]

    5. Erik on said:

      The 33 Strategies of War picks up where the 48 Laws of Power left off Greene continues his exploration of historical figures, turning his attention to the focused ways to fight a conflict, weather that be an actual war or a business meeting The book is split into 5 sections, each dealing with a different type of conflict or method of fighting a conflict, from fighting defensively to dirty fighting favored by revolutionaries He uses the same style as in the 48 Laws where he retells the history o [...]

    6. Ben Love on said:

      I m beginning to learn that any book by Robert Greene is a treat The theme seems to be as follows lots of attention worthy historical references, crystal clear deductions from analysis, cross examination of derived points and something to take away All wrapped up in a bow with no fluff, zero me me me and enough solid information to keep you thinking for at least the year after you read the book.The topic for this Robert Greene outing strategy The last of his works I read were on seduction, power [...]

    7. Jeremy on said:

      The 33 Strategies of War basically assumes you re a member of the fucking Borgias family everyone you meet is an enemy or a stragtegic friend, and both groups will likely undermine you I feel like Robert Greene has read way too much Machiavelli, and now sees his entire life in those terms While I found the Game of Thronesy political strategic angle entertaining, it becomes wearisome after 200 pages or so Green s prose isn t awful, but he s very repetitive On the plus side, he throws in a lot of [...]

    8. Ryan on said:

      This book is lousy I was constantly amazed at the author s ability to say absolutely nothing through so much of the book If you like pseudo philosophical catch phrases like If you want to win a battle, fight your battle to win Ok, I just made that up, but it would have gone along fine in the book It s filled with all these pithy says that really don t inform the reader of anything.Its one saving grace are the stories interspersed to highlight the points Greene is making Many of them are good, ev [...]

    9. Nada on said:

      This is a book to study, not to read The magical combo of Robert Greene, with all the branches of the human sciences served together in the same platter For me, it is such a delight.The only problem with the book is that with such heavy advice on winning over others, one cannot help but project the strategies and stories included within them on the people in one s circle Every time I picked the book, an image of someone would pop to my mind and be today s enemy Not to mention how I kept berating [...]

    10. Dean on said:

      It s a lovely sunny afternoon, and I m sitting here in my flat near the window enjoying the flair and pleasant atmosphere I m asking myself how to review such an awesome book as this.Let me begin by saying that this indeed is one of the most important books I have ever read in my entire life so far.In my humble opinion it should become a compulsory read for everyone who wants to copesuccessfully with the strains and pressures which modern life demands from all of us What you actually have in you [...]

    11. Nada on said:

      Mr Greene writes the realist s ever He never fails to surprise me and INTEREST me This book is very strategic and it s not really about waging wars, it s like strategies to use whether in your business or your life to be in control and know how to act.Powerful tips and it takes a lot of nerves and courage to be applied in one s life.It s excellent especially to those who love History He s so good in taking us back in time and paint the picture clear for us in a very smart way.Exciting, informat [...]

    12. Kat on said:

      Credits to this book for teaching me everything that I need to know about strategy and survival Brilliantly done

    13. Franco Arda on said:

      Military collected genuine intellects and risk thinkers than most if not all other professions and Robert Greene puts his vast knowledge of military hitory knowledge and insights into this outstanding book He combines in a unique way strategy, philosophy and history.The book is comprised into five parts I SELF DIRECTED WARFAREII ORGANIZATIONAL TEAM WARFAREIII DEFENSIVE WARFAREIV OFFENSIVE WARFAREV UNCONVENTIONAL DIRTY WARFAREThe first part, SELF DIRECTED WARFARE, is absolutely mind blowing Gree [...]

    14. Ahmed Zunair Cheema on said:

      For Robert Greene, life is a continuous struggle it is nothing short of a perpetual war In his The 33 Startegies of War , he has drawn an interesting portrayal of the way the rules of warfare can be put to application in our relationships, work place other spheres of daily life.As in his The 48 Laws of Power , the author has relied heavily upon historical narrative However, it is less Machiavellian than his previous work The book is littered with sparkling pearls of practical wisdom from culture [...]

    15. Michael Goldsmith on said:

      Very good book, business is business We want to all think that in an organization we are all a team Unfortunately there are many out there that don t care about you, the organization They only care about what s in it for them, or stepping on people along the way You must learn the tools to protect yourself and the organization you care so dearly about The tools you learn can only be used for good, or it will backfire.

    16. Suellen on said:

      This is by far one of the best, most enlightening books I have ever read The strategies presented resonate with the business world as well as personal endeavors Be prepared though because it takes time and a lot of thought to absorb it all This makes it one of the most challenging books I have ever read as well but well worth every minute I am very grateful for the recommendation of this book as well as The 48 Laws of Power have made a huge impact thank you JD

    17. Fred on said:

      Simply one of the best books on the subject that has been written The way that Greene flawlessly moves between teaching and giving actual historical examples of the events is perfect This book is a must read for anyone in business, the military, or politics.

    18. Omar Hegazy on said:

      not only every strategy in this book can be explained but every line, every sentence, every paragraph can be further discussed into diffirent aspectsbert greene initially puts you in well known strategic plans that military use and he applies it to your own life beginning from the self directed war fare to declare war upon yourself with a beautifull explanation of historical events of how to do this how to see things as they are and not to color them by your emotions, and never to tie yourself t [...]

    19. Marwa on said:

      Whoever that read The 48 Laws of Power, can easily recognize The 33 Strategies of War as its sequel The two books intertwine in some areas, since war is primarily waged to claim power and since those obsessed with power are those who rush into the typical offensive war.However, this book doesn t speak solely of the typical offensive war Some of its strategies could be easily applied on conflicts in general and political disagreements in particular Yet again, you might disagree with some of these [...]

    20. Sujit on said:

      The 33 strategies of war definitely one of the best works of Author Robert Greene His audience to this book varies from prisoners to Hollywood celebrities to politicians to great generals.The book is divided into five parts Self Directed Warfare, Organizational Team Warfare, Defensive Warfare, Offensive Warfare and Unconventional Dirty Warfare 19 The book is a guide to the campaign of everyday life and distills military wisdom from historical figures like Mahatma Gandhi, General Hannibal, Genera [...]

    21. Chris Gottlieb on said:

      It s a great read, but put it in context Being a lover of history I think this is a great read I enjoyed Greene s 48 Laws of power mainly because of all the historical examples he used This one was no different in that regard However, I would caution anyone who considers this some kind of manual for competition and conflict When reading some of the illustrations I often got the feeling the people involved were lucky than calculated Also, there are so many things that can not be controlled by on [...]

    22. Lone Wong on said:

      I d read Robert Greene s 48 Laws of Power, and now The 33 Strategies of War I came to the conclusion that Robert Greene is the reincarnation of Niccolo Machiavelli Some people think Robert Greene is evil They re the ones that read The 48 Laws of Power, his bestselling book, saw the world depicted as a writhing snakepit of treachery and mind games and felt that the author must be part of the problem But some people saw him as a realist and problem solver to this modern world where people constant [...]

    23. Noman Ahmed on said:

      The book is great I learned a lot from it I already had an idea about the strategies themselves but it was nice to link them to historical and analytical perspectives The book was also quite dangerous and its ideas were intimidating similar to House of Cards and Game of Thrones but this one was obviously less fictional

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