Language : English
Published : 2003-09-01
Pages : 456
Sun Zi Art of War
Over the years, there has been great interest in the works of Sun Zi. His treatise, the Art of War, has received great attention both in the military war room and the corporate boardroom. Even in the 2003 war against Iraq, one could easily detect strategies that were inspired by this work. While many people have quoted from and analyzed the Art of War, there are very few translated books that accurately capture the tremendous wisdom embedded in the treatise. This book hopes to address the shortfalls of previous translated works and is different in several major dimensions.
First, the original classical Chinese text is included for authenticity of translation.
Second, hanyu pinyin is used to help readers understand the Chinese characters.
Third, difficult Chinese words are explained and illustrated to help readers appreciate the intricacy and beauty of the Chinese language.
Fourth, extensive cross-referencing has been used so that Sun Zi’s philosophy can be better understood.
Finally generous examples are used to illustrate the various concepts and principles.
The aim of this book is to let the reader gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of Sun Zi’s Art of War, and inspire him/her to apply the principles in numerous areas, including the realms of business and management.
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About the Author
Sally Dibb is Professor of Marketing at the Open University Business School. The Open University is the largest university in the UK, teaching over 200,000 people every year, and the UK’s only university dedicated to distance learning. Before joining the Open University (in September 2005) Sally was a Reader in Marketing and Strategic Management at Warwick Business School (one of the U.K.’s leading three business schools), University of Warwick, U.K. She holds research degrees from the University of Manchester, UK and Warwick University: her Ph.D. examined consumer modelling. She has published widely in U.S. and European marketing journals on the marketing of services, marketing planning, market segmentation and corporate identity, as well as textbooks and practitioner-oriented workbooks on these themes. Sally chairs the U.K. Academy of Marketing’s Special Interest Group on market segmentation and until recently, she was Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs at Warwick Business School. Her consulting clients include a range of companies such as JCB, ICI, Fujitsu, Midland Electricity, Diageo and AstraZeneca. Lyndon Simkin is a Reader at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, U.K. He received his Ph.D. from Bradford University. His research interests are business planning, target market prioritisation, marketing planning, implementation of effective marketing programmes, promotions management and retail marketing. He is the author of other marketing texts and his long-term consulting clients include Calor, Fujitsu, JCB, Raytheon, Royal & Sun Alliance and many retailers.
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