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by Gerald Michaelson

  • Author: Gerald Michaelson
  • ISBN: 188399909X
  • ISBN13: 978-1883999094
  • ePub: 1536 kb | FB2: 1136 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Management & Leadership
  • Publisher: Executive Excellence Publishing; 1 edition (August 25, 1998)
  • Pages: 192
  • Rating: 4.9/5
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Michaelson, who has also written a few other books related to Sun Tzu's ancient text, takes a very usable approach in the "Art of War for Managers"

The basis of Michaelson's book is a translation of a military strategy treatise written around 500 . and according to the 1914 Lionel Giles translation, it is also the oldest military treatise in the world. Michaelson, who has also written a few other books related to Sun Tzu's ancient text, takes a very usable approach in the "Art of War for Managers". It is very well thought out and has numerous instantly recognizable examples in the modern context.

Gerald A. Michaelson lectured on Sun Tzu in China at the invitation of the Chinese government. He is president of FreshDirect, the fast-growing New York–area online retailer. He traveled extensively throughout Asia as a management coach and delivered workshops on five continents. Steven W. Michaelson is the coauthor of several books on Sun Tzu, including Sun Tzu for Success and Sun Tzu for Execution. Steven's thirty-year career includes marketing, merchandising, sales, and other leadership roles. Michaelson's classic book breaks down Sun Tzu's lessons to. . Michaelson's classic book breaks down Sun Tzu's lessons to help you move from manager to leader and vanquish your competition. My wish is that this new translation and analysis will contribute to your continued success.

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Sun Tzu's Ihe Art of WarR, written in 500 B.C., has achieved international recognition as the foundation of Eastern military strategy.
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Gerald Michaelson titles part one of The Art of War as a "New Translation" with "Manager's Commentary". The basis of Michaelson's book is a translation of a military strategy treatise written around 500 B.C. and according to the 1914 Lionel Giles translation, it is also the oldest military treatise in the world. But how does one take book written, in the sixth century B.C., that has been translated many times already, is specifically about war and make the information current and relevant to modern business strategy?

Using the original thirteen chapter construct of the translated book, Michaelson takes a simple approach and replicates the original titles for each chapter. The original chapter construct is followed but then Michaelson digresses to offer three to six distinct strategic rules for each chapter. Within that digression is a carefully executed explanation of each piece of ancient wisdom along with some alternative translations of the same strategy from other authors - including of course, Lionel Giles. The format is very easy to follow and offering alternative translations provides an interesting set of comparisons.

Where though is Michaelson's added value or differentiation? Why would one purchase Michaelson's book instead of one of the many other translations that are available? Within each of those three to six distinct strategic rules is an easy to read and understand modern example. Taking a war oriented strategy book and making it relevant to modern business is a challenge; it's at this point though where Michaelson offers his added value by providing a Manager's Commentary for each strategic rule and he does an excellent job.
Watikalate
Michaelson, who has also written a few other books related to Sun Tzu's ancient text, takes a very usable approach in the "Art of War for Managers". It is very well thought out and has numerous instantly recognizable examples in the modern context. The language is easy to follow and direct quotes from the original Sun Tzu often have several different translations provided for better understanding.

The 50 Strategic Rules are divided up following the 13 chapters of the original "Art of War". Each Rule is a 5-10 minute read, so it's very easy to pick-up from your last read after having the book placed to the side for a while. Although, it is important to note that each Rule is not very in-depth, I believe it was meant to provide quick and simple insights. Each Rule includes a quoted Sun Tzu text, usually a helpful quote from a famous leader, then a well written manager's commentary to describe and support. The easy accessibility to these quick lessons are extremely useful when looking for inspiring ideas while making important business decisions.

Part Two of this book includes a very useful "Practical Applications" chapter. While not completely practical, the concepts are generally well accepted and do inspire ideas that are very practical. Having specific examples of modern business implementation is where many "Art of War" writers usually fail. To see this added section affirms that Michaelson thought his book out to tactical ends.

I've read many attempts at the "Art of War" and Michaelson's books are easily on the top of that pile. Although I do see duplication in his newer work "Sun Tzu - Strategies for Marketing", the layout for "Art of War for Managers" has made it more useful to me. It has benefitted me to have read both.
Ranenast
I have read and heard of many business professionals trying to apply Sun Tzu principles of war to business leadership but never in such an in depth, coherent and eloquent manner.
The author several times equates business with war. I am not sure that the parallels can be drawn as easily as he asserts. This does not diminish the application of the principles of the book; however the idea that business is war is a bit misguided in my opinion. Business can be done with partnerships and comradery within an industry.
The book utilized numerous quotes. These seemed rarely helpful yet are definitely a fun addition that I approve of. In addition the multiple interpretations were not only useful to understand the material but also insightful as to how to view the passages and their applications. The examples the book draws on not only helped to clarify how the principles can be used but also lended great credibility to the belief that these lessons can be used in a much more peaceful environment than the battlefield.
Many lessons seemed like common sense, but are so commonly overlooked in today's world that it's about time they were written down so that business managers do put thought into these situations. For instance in chapter 6 the book mentions the advantages of taking the initiative. In this instance the firm will need skill preparation and information.Simultaneously it is common to not have enough time, resources or information. This seems simple but it is not often that a manager will think in these terms exactly.
The "Ten Minute" lesson format kept the book fast paced and did not become monotonous or tedious as some contemporary business writings seem to be.
10 minute chapters or lessons give a comfortable class like feel that I believe enhances learning. I thought this was innovative and a huge asset to Michaelson's book.
While I did thoroughly enjoy the book there were certain parts that seemed morally questionable. Business will probably never be a completely free of corruption or disreputable behavior however executives should strive to be more upright in their actions. Michaelson's book teaches that in war and business it is a fine tactic to take advantages of another's misfortunes, deceive for advantage and use spies. Chapter 7 in fact has a sub section on employing deception. If your troops or employees do not feel that these are acceptable tactics then, according Sun Tzu, you will lose. The first constant factor listed in Chapter 1 is "moral influence" troops and employees are better motivated and more committed at what they do when they believe their cause is righteous.
These actions may be palatable in war but do they have a place in modern business.
I would highly recommend this book to business students. As a graduate student with some work experience I find the lessons learned very functional and relevant to today's professional world. I also would say that the lessons are made simple enough so that an undergraduate or inexperienced business individual would have no trouble understanding the concepts or teachings presented within the book. I could assume that even the seasoned business leader could glean some new knowledge from the many teachings within or at least be entertained by the work.
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