The Book of Five Rings

The Book of Five Rings
Author: Musashi Miyamoto
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 37
Release: 2020-04-09
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 9798633429596
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Five Rings Book Review:

Strategy is the craft of the warrior. Commanders must enact the craft, and troopers should know this Way. There is no warrior in the world today who really understands the Way of Strategy.

A Book of Five Rings

A Book of Five Rings
Author: Miyamoto Musashi
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 46
Release: 2017-10-23
ISBN 10: 9781979089401
ISBN 13: 197908940X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Book of Five Rings Book Review:

This book on strategy, tactics, and philosophy is often grouped with "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu, "On War" by Von Clauswitz and is still studied today. To learn a Japanese martial art is to learn Zen, and although you can't do so simply by reading a book, it sure does help--especially if that book is The Book of Five Rings. One of Japan's great samurai sword masters penned in decisive, unfaltering terms this certain path to victory, and like Sun Tzu's The Art of War it is applicable not only on the battlefield but also in all forms of competition. Always observant, creating confusion, striking at vulnerabilities--these are some of the basic principles. Going deeper, we find suki, the interval of vulnerability, of indecisiveness, of rest, the briefest but most vital moment to strike. In succinct detail, Miyamoto records ideal postures, blows, and psychological tactics to put the enemy off guard and open the way for attack. Most important of all is Miyamoto's concept of rhythm, how all things are in harmony, and that by working with the rhythm of a situation we can turn it to our advantage with little effort. But like Zen, this requires one task above all else, putting the book down and going out to practice.

John Dee's Five Books of Mystery

John Dee's Five Books of Mystery
Author: John Dee,Joseph H. Peterson
Publsiher: Weiser Books
Total Pages: 479
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781578631780
ISBN 13: 1578631785
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

John Dee's Five Books of Mystery Book Review:

Discovered in a hidden compartment of an old chest long after his death, the secret writings of John Dee, one of the leading scientists and occultists of Elizabethan England, record in minute detail his research into the occult. Dee concealed his treatises on the nature of humankind's contact with angelic realms and languages throughout his life, and they were nearly lost forever. In his brief biography of John Dee, Joseph Peterson calls him a "true Renaissance man"? detailing his work in astronomy, mathematics, navigation, the arts, astrology, and the occult sciences. He was even thought to be the model for Shakespeare's Prospero. All this was preparation for Dee's main achievement: five books, revealed and transcribed between March 1582 and May 1583, bringing to light mysteries and truths that scholars and adepts have been struggling to understand and use ever since. These books detail his system for communicating with the angels, and reveal that the angels were interested in and involved with the exploration and colonization of the New World, and in heralding in a new age or new world order. While Dee's influence was certainly felt in his lifetime, his popularity has grown tremendously since. His system was used and adapted by the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, and subsequently by Aleister Crowley. This new edition of John Dee's Five Books of Mystery is by far the most accessible and complete published to date. Peterson has translated Latin terms and added copious footnotes, putting the instructions and references into context for the modern reader.

The Book of Five Rings for Executives

The Book of Five Rings for Executives
Author: Donald G. Krause
Publsiher: Nicholas Brealey International
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9781857881332
ISBN 13: 1857881338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Five Rings for Executives Book Review:

The Book of Five Rings, by Japanese samurai swordsman Miyamoto Musashi, is a famous classic of competitive tactics and strategy. Used for centuries by Japanese military officers and businessmen, the material provides a powerful, practical approach to succeeding in competitive situations.

Musashi

Musashi
Author: Eiji Yoshikawa
Publsiher: Vertical, Inc.
Total Pages: 984
Release: 2012-08-10
ISBN 10: 1568364512
ISBN 13: 9781568364513
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Musashi Book Review:

The classic samurai novel about the real exploits of the most famous swordsman. Miyamoto Musashi was the child of an era when Japan was emerging from decades of civil strife. Lured to the great Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 by the hope of becoming a samurai--without really knowing what it meant--he regains consciousness after the battle to find himself lying defeated, dazed and wounded among thousands of the dead and dying. On his way home, he commits a rash act, becomes a fugitive and brings life in his own village to a standstill--until he is captured by a weaponless Zen monk. The lovely Otsu, seeing in Musashi her ideal of manliness, frees him from his tortuous punishment, but he is recaptured and imprisoned. During three years of solitary confinement, he delves into the classics of Japan and China. When he is set free again, he rejects the position of samurai and for the next several years pursues his goal relentlessly, looking neither to left nor to right. Ever so slowly it dawns on him that following the Way of the Sword is not simply a matter of finding a target for his brute strength. Continually striving to perfect his technique, which leads him to a unique style of fighting with two swords simultaneously, he travels far and wide, challenging fighters of many disciplines, taking nature to be his ultimate and severest teacher and undergoing the rigorous training of those who follow the Way. He is supremely successful in his encounters, but in the Art of War he perceives the way of peaceful and prosperous governance and disciplines himself to be a real human being. He becomes a reluctant hero to a host of people whose lives he has touched and been touched by. And, inevitably, he has to pit his skill against the naked blade of his greatest rival. Musashi is a novel in the best tradition of Japanese story telling. It is a living story, subtle and imaginative, teeming with memorable characters, many of them historical. Interweaving themes of unrequited love, misguided revenge, filial piety and absolute dedication to the Way of the Samurai, it depicts vividly a world Westerners know only vaguely. Full of gusto and humor, it has an epic quality and universal appeal. The novel was made into a three-part movie by Director Hiroshi Inagai. For more information, visit the Shopping area

Marketing in the Round

Marketing in the Round
Author: Gini Dietrich,Geoff Livingston
Publsiher: Que Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-04-24
ISBN 10: 0132939541
ISBN 13: 9780132939546
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marketing in the Round Book Review:

Drive more value from all your marketing and communications channels--together! Demolish your silos and sync all your messaging, strategies, and tactics (really!). Optimize every medium and platform, from iPad and Facebook to TV and direct. This book is a must-read for every senior marketing, communications, and PR decision-maker. It’s not about social media. Or new (or old) media. It’s about results—and there’s only one way to get results. You must finally bite the bullet, tear down your silos, and integrate all your marketing and communications. That’s how you choose the best platforms and messages for each customer. That’s how you make research and metrics work. That’s how you overcome today’s insane levels of complexity and clutter. You’re thinking: Oh, that’s all I need to do? “Just” integrate my whole organization? Are you nuts? No. We’re not. It can be done. This book’s authors have done it. They’ve shown others how to do it. And now they’re going to show you. Step by step. Strategy. Tactics. Research. Metrics. Culture. Social. Mobile. Direct. Broadcast. Print. All of it. With you, the marketing/communications decision-maker, right at the center...right where you belong! Even now, organizational silos prevent most companies from conversing coherently with customers, delivering the right targeted messages, and building real synergies across all their marketing and communications programs. Now, Gini Dietrich and Geoff Livingston show how to finally break down those silos, bridging traditional and newer disciplines to drive more value from all of them. You’ll learn how to create a flexible marketing hub with integrated spokes including sales, PR, advertising, customer service, HR, social media, and the executive team. Then, you’ll learn how to use your hub to speak cohesively with each customer through the tools and platforms that deliver the best results at the lowest cost. Dietrich and Livingston guide you through hands-on strategic planning, illustrating key points with real case studies and offering practical exercises for applying their principles. You’ll learn how to perform baseline analyses of media from iPad apps to radio, optimize resource allocation, change culture to overcome siloed behavior, use measurement to clear away obstacles, and gain more value from every marketing investment you make. Pull it all together--finally! How to successfully integrate your tactics, tools, messages, and teams Better goals, better results: beyond “SMART” to “SMARTER” Specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, time-bound, evaluate, and reevaluate Better listening: stakeholders, customers, and research that works How to make sure you hear what really matters Four powerful ways to market in the round When to go direct, come from above, use the groundswell, or execute flanking maneuvers

The Art of War for Executives

The Art of War for Executives
Author: Donald G. Krause
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780399531507
ISBN 13: 0399531505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of War for Executives Book Review:

Newly revised, a comprehensive interpretation of Sun Tzu's The Art of War combines the original classic's advice on leadership, strategy, organization, competition, and cooperation with the ideas of contemporary business philosophers. Original.

Warfighting

Warfighting
Author: A.M. Gray
Publsiher: Crown Business
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2013-07-24
ISBN 10: 030782330X
ISBN 13: 9780307823304
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Warfighting Book Review:

Warfighting is an authentic American philosophy of action that will thrill the millions of fans of SunTzu's The Art of War and Musashi's The Book of Five Rings. This modern classic of strategy and philosophy is the quintessential guide to prevailing in competitive situations, be it war, work, play, or daily living. Sometimes life is war and sometimes business is war and sometimes you need to call in the Marines. Over the past two hundred years, the Marines have developed a reputation for getting the job done—fearlessly, boldly, and taking no prisoners. What better role model for the hidden warriors in ourselves? What better advice to call on when the stakes are high and sensitivity just isn't going to work? Written in 1989 as a philosophical and strategic guide-book for the US. Marine Corps, Warfighting is a worthy successor to SunTzu's The Art Of War. With clarity, brevity, and wisdom, it describes the basic forces at work in every competitive situation whether on the field of battle, in the boardroom, or in the courtroom. With twentieth-century technology and its emphasis on speed and versatility, the rules of war and competition have changed. Warfighting's exploration of maneuver warfare takes readers beyond Sun Tzu's classic lessons and provides them a more thorough understanding of what it takes to fight and win in the modern world. Currency's edition of Warfighting features interviews with famous former Marines including F. Lee Bailey, Ed McMahon, and Donald Regan. They tell how they have used the Marine Corps' battle strategies of strength and straightforwardness as their secret weapons in every confrontation, whether at a corporate, departmental, or personal level.

The Seven Military Classics Of Ancient China

The Seven Military Classics Of Ancient China
Author: Ralph D. Sawyer
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN 10: 1541674294
ISBN 13: 9781541674295
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Seven Military Classics Of Ancient China Book Review:

The Seven Military Classics is one of the most profound studies of warfare ever written, a stanchion in sinological and military history. It presents an Eastern tradition of strategic thought that emphasizes outwitting one's opponent through speed, stealth, flexibility, and a minimum of force--an approach very different from that stressed in the West. Safeguarded for centuries by the ruling elite of imperial China, even in modern times these writings have been known only to a handful of Western specialists. This volume contains seven separate essays, written between 500 BCE and 700 CE, that preserve the essential tenets of strategy distilled from the experience of the most brilliant warriors of ancient China.

Musashi's Book of Five Rings

Musashi's Book of Five Rings
Author: Stephen F. Kaufman
Publsiher: Tuttle Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2012-05-15
ISBN 10: 1462906362
ISBN 13: 9781462906369
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Musashi's Book of Five Rings Book Review:

This classic interpertation of Miyamoto Musashi's famous Book of Five Rings is intended specifically for the martial artist—as Miyamoto Musashi originally intended. It explains the underlying truths necessary for a full understanding of Musashi's message for warriors. The result is an enthralling book on martial strategy that combines the instincts of the warrior with the philosophies of Zen Buddhism, Shintoism, Confucianism and Taoism. It is a crucial book for every martial artist to read and understand. Like the original, this classic book of strategy is divided into five sections. The Book of Earth lays the groundwork for anyone wishing to understand Musashi's teachings; the Book of Water explains the warrior's approach to strategy; the Book of Fire teaches fundamental fighting techniques based on the Earth and Water principles; the Book of Wind describes differences between Musashi's own martial style and the styles of other fighting schools; while the Book of No-thing describes the "way of nature" as understood through an "unthinking" existing preconception. Famed martial artist and bestselling author Stephen Kaufman has translated this classic without the usual academic or commercial bias, driving straight into the heart of Musashi's martial teachings and interpreting them for his fellow martial artists. The result is an enthralling combination of warrior wisdom and philosophical truths that Musashi offered to other warriors who wished to master the martial way of bushido.

Miyamoto Musashi's The Book of Five Rings

Miyamoto Musashi's The Book of Five Rings
Author: Leo Gough
Publsiher: Infinite Ideas
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2010-01-31
ISBN 10: 190775587X
ISBN 13: 9781907755873
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Miyamoto Musashi's The Book of Five Rings Book Review:

Miyamoto Musashi’s The Book of Five Rings offers simple, powerful, proven techniques from a classic treatise on military strategy to deal with conflict in our businesses, careers and home lives. Leo Gough transforms Musashi’s wise words into a handy, practical guide to prevailing over our opponents; all without a bloodied sword in sight!

Organizational Knowledge Dynamics: Managing Knowledge Creation, Acquisition, Sharing, and Transformation

Organizational Knowledge Dynamics: Managing Knowledge Creation, Acquisition, Sharing, and Transformation
Author: Bratianu, Constantin
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2015-03-31
ISBN 10: 1466683198
ISBN 13: 9781466683198
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organizational Knowledge Dynamics: Managing Knowledge Creation, Acquisition, Sharing, and Transformation Book Review:

Promoting organizational knowledge is an important consideration for any business looking toward the future. Understanding the dynamics of knowledge-intensive organizations is a crucial first step in establishing a strong knowledge base for any organization. Organizational Knowledge Dynamics: Managing Knowledge Creation, Acquisition, Sharing, and Transformation introduces the idea that organizational knowledge is composed of three knowledge fields: cognitive knowledge, emotional knowledge, and spiritual knowledge. This book is useful for graduate students, researchers, and practitioners in knowledge management, intellectual capital, human resources management, change management, and strategic management.

Taiko

Taiko
Author: Eiji Yoshikawa
Publsiher: Vertical, Inc.
Total Pages: 944
Release: 2012-08-03
ISBN 10: 1568364504
ISBN 13: 9781568364506
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Taiko Book Review:

In the tempestuous closing decades of the sixteenth century, the Empire of Japan writhes in chaos as the shogunate crumbles and rival warlords battle for supremacy. Warrior monks in their armed citadels block the road to the capital; castles are destroyed, villages plundered, fields put to the torch. Amid this devastation, three men dream of uniting the nation. At one extreme is the charismatic but brutal Nobunaga, whose ruthless ambition crushes all before him. At the opposite pole is the cold, deliberate Ieyasu, wise in counsel, brave in battle, mature beyond his years. But the keystone of this triumvirate is the most memorable of all, Hideyoshi, who rises from the menial post of sandal bearer to become Taiko--absolute ruler of Japan in the Emperor's name. When Nobunaga emerges from obscurity by destroying an army ten times the size of his own, he allies himself with Ieyasu, whose province is weak, but whose canniness and loyalty make him invaluable. Yet it is the scrawny, monkey-faced Hideyoshi--brash, impulsive, and utterly fearless--who becomes the unlikely savior of this ravaged land. Born the son of a farmer, he takes on the world with nothing but his bare hands and his wits, turning doubters into loyal servants, rivals into faithful friends, and enemies into allies. In all this he uses a piercing insight into human nature that unlocks castle gates, opens men's minds, and captures women's hearts. For Hideyoshi's passions are not limited to war and intrigue-his faithful wife, Nene, holds his love dear, even when she must share it; the chaste Oyu, sister of Hideyoshi's chief strategist, falls prey to his desires; and the seductive Chacha, whom he rescues from the fiery destruction of her father's castle, tempts his weakness. As recounted by Eiji Yoshikawa, author of the international best-seller Musashi, Taiko tells many stories: of the fury of Nobunaga and the fatal arrogance of the black-toothed Yoshimoto; of the pathetic downfall of the House of Takeda; how the scorned Mitsuhide betrayed his master; how once impregnable ramparts fell as their defenders died gloriously. Most of all, though, Taiko is the story of how one man transformed a nation through the force of his will and the depth of his humanity. Filled with scenes of pageantry and violence, acts of treachery and self-sacrifice, tenderness and savagery, Taiko combines the panoramic spectacle of a Kurosawa epic with a vivid evocation of feudal Japan.

Strategy

Strategy
Author: Lawrence Freedman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2015-08-26
ISBN 10: 0190229233
ISBN 13: 9780190229238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strategy Book Review:

Selected as a Financial Times Best Book of 2013 In Strategy: A History, Sir Lawrence Freedman, one of the world's leading authorities on war and international politics, captures the vast history of strategic thinking, in a consistently engaging and insightful account of how strategy came to pervade every aspect of our lives. The range of Freedman's narrative is extraordinary, moving from the surprisingly advanced strategy practiced in primate groups, to the opposing strategies of Achilles and Odysseus in The Iliad, the strategic advice of Sun Tzu and Machiavelli, the great military innovations of Baron Henri de Jomini and Carl von Clausewitz, the grounding of revolutionary strategy in class struggles by Marx, the insights into corporate strategy found in Peter Drucker and Alfred Sloan, and the contributions of the leading social scientists working on strategy today. The core issue at the heart of strategy, the author notes, is whether it is possible to manipulate and shape our environment rather than simply become the victim of forces beyond one's control. Time and again, Freedman demonstrates that the inherent unpredictability of this environment-subject to chance events, the efforts of opponents, the missteps of friends-provides strategy with its challenge and its drama. Armies or corporations or nations rarely move from one predictable state of affairs to another, but instead feel their way through a series of states, each one not quite what was anticipated, requiring a reappraisal of the original strategy, including its ultimate objective. Thus the picture of strategy that emerges in this book is one that is fluid and flexible, governed by the starting point, not the end point. A brilliant overview of the most prominent strategic theories in history, from David's use of deception against Goliath, to the modern use of game theory in economics, this masterful volume sums up a lifetime of reflection on strategy.

Zen in the Martial Arts

Zen in the Martial Arts
Author: Joe Hyams
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2010-05-05
ISBN 10: 9780307755506
ISBN 13: 0307755509
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zen in the Martial Arts Book Review:

"A man who has attained mastery of an art reveals it in his every action."--Samurai Maximum. Under the guidance of such celebrated masters as Ed Parker and the immortal Bruce Lee, Joe Hyams vividly recounts his more than 25 years of experience in the martial arts. In his illuminating story, Hyams reveals to you how the daily application of Zen principles not only developed his physical expertise but gave him the mental discipline to control his personal problems-self-image, work pressure, competition. Indeed, mastering the spiritual goals in martial arts can dramatically alter the quality of your life-enriching your relationships with people, as well as helping you make use of all your abilities.

The Art of War

The Art of War
Author: Sun Tzu
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2005-01-11
ISBN 10: 9780834827301
ISBN 13: 0834827301
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of War Book Review:

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.

Understanding Digital Marketing

Understanding Digital Marketing
Author: Damian Ryan,Calvin Jones
Publsiher: Kogan Page Publishers
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-03-03
ISBN 10: 0749464283
ISBN 13: 9780749464288
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Digital Marketing Book Review:

Digital marketing now represents 25% of the marketing spend in the UK and this is predicted to move to 50% or higher within the next three years. Understanding Digital Marketing looks at the world of digital marketing: how it got started, how it got to where it is today, and where the thought leaders in the industry believe it is headed in the future. This authoritative title demonstrates how to harness the power of digital media and use it to achieve the utmost success in business, now and in the future.Understanding Digital Marketing deals with every key topic in detail, including:search marketing,social media, Google, mobile marketing, affiliate marketing, e-mail marketing, customer engagement and digital marketing strategies. Essential reading for both practitioners and students alike, and including real-world examples of digital marketing successes and expert opinions, Understanding Digital Marketing provides you with tools to utilize the power of the internet to take your company wherever you want it to go.

The 33 Strategies Of War

The 33 Strategies Of War
Author: Robert Greene
Publsiher: Profile Books
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2010-09-03
ISBN 10: 1847651429
ISBN 13: 9781847651426
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 33 Strategies Of War Book Review:

The third in Robert Greene's bestselling series is now available in a pocket sized concise edition. Following 48 Laws of Power and The Art of Seduction, here is a brilliant distillation of the strategies of war to help you wage triumphant battles everyday. Spanning world civilisations, and synthesising dozens of political, philosophical, and religious texts, The Concise 33 Strategies of War is a guide to the subtle social game of everyday life. Based on profound and timeless lessons, it is abundantly illustrated with examples of the genius and folly of everyone from Napoleon to Margaret Thatcher and Hannibal to Ulysses S. Grant, as well as diplomats, captains of industry and Samurai swordsmen.

Intelligence Collection: How To Plan and Execute Intelligence Collection In Complex Environments

Intelligence Collection: How To Plan and Execute Intelligence Collection In Complex Environments
Author: Wayne Michael Hall,Gary Citrenbaum
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 505
Release: 2012-06-06
ISBN 10: 0313398186
ISBN 13: 9780313398186
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intelligence Collection: How To Plan and Execute Intelligence Collection In Complex Environments Book Review:

This book examines the theoretical and conceptual foundation of effective modern intelligence collection—the strategies required to support intelligence analysis of the modern, complex operational environments of today's military conflicts or competitive civilian situations such as business.

Art of War

Art of War
Author: Stephen F. Kaufman
Publsiher: Tuttle Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2012-04-17
ISBN 10: 1462906265
ISBN 13: 9781462906260
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art of War Book Review:

Sun Tzu's The Art of War is still one of the world's most influential treatises on strategic thought. Applicable everywhere from the boardroom to the bedroom, from the playing field to the battlefield, its wisdom has never been more highly regarded. Now available in its complete form, including the Chinese characters and English text, this essential examination of the art of strategic thinking features extensive commentary and an insightful historical introduction written by Lionel Giles, its original translator. This new edition includes an all-new introduction by scholar of ancient Chinese literature, John Minford.