All warfare is based on deception.
Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.
The Art of War is a classic. Many books on strategy and competition have been inspired by Sun Tzu’s short, pithy writing which was written for the battlefield, but can apply smoothly to business.
Art of War has been translated and (unfortunately) “interpreted” by many an author over the years, making many of the books you find unnecessarily long and filled with words of someone other than its original author. Find the translated no-frills version to save yourself time.
You Should Read The Art Of War IF: You appreciate the importance of strategy as it applies to the myriad competitions of life.