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Miyamoto Musashi's The Book of Five Rings: A modern-day interpretation of a strategy classic

Miyamoto Musashi's The Book of Five Rings: A modern-day interpretation of a strategy classic (Paperback)

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Written in 1645, The Book of Five Rings is considered a classic treatise on military strategy, much like Sun Tzu's The Art of War, and it is still widely read today. The author, Miyamoto Musashi, was a Japanese samurai warrior who wrote of his expertise in kenjutsu ("the art of the sword") and of his years of intense combat. So how can the ideas of a seventeenth-century samurai provide help with the challenges we face today? In this brilliant interpretation Leo Gough transforms Musashi's ancient text into a practical guide on dealing with conflict by using contemporary examples. Twenty-first century readers will discover:

* The importance of knowing the disposition of your `enemies';

* Why you shouldn't have a favourite way of doing things;

* Why you should never ignore a gut feeling;

* How to keep focused on your aims and objectives;

* The secrets of seeing through deception.

Miyamoto Musashi's The Book of Five Rings offers 52 simple, yet powerful, proven techniques to help deal with conflict that can be applied to business, careers and home life. Leo Gough's interpretation of Musashi's work illustrates the timeless nature of his insights by bringing them to life with modern examples. Gough transforms Musashi's wise words into a handy, authentic, realistic guide to prevailing over the opponents we face in our careers, our businesses, our social interactions and our personal lives; all without a bloodied sword in sight!

EducationCareers & StudyingAdvice on careers & achieving successEducationCareers & StudyingCareers guidanceSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreation Publisher: Infinite Ideas Limited Publication Date: 01/09/2009 ISBN-13: 9781906821111  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Leo Gough is an experienced investment writer' a financial journalist and a dedicated private investor. He is the author of several books, including: The Financial Times Guide to Business Numeracy, How the Stock Market Really Works, Going Offshore and Asia Meltdown. He is also the UK editor of Taipan, a newsletter on direct equity investment in emerging markets.

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