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KIU Book Club: The Art of War by Sun Tzu


KIU, Western Campus – Much as its title reads like an armed war manual, The Art of War is a book written for all the seasons. Be it an actual armed conflict, politics, business environment, a workplace, relationship and any other aspect of daily life.

Though written more than 2,500 years ago, Sun Tzu’s book of military strategy, which is based on Chinese warfare and military thought, continues to be applied by humanity in all spheres of life to this day.

One of the most intriguing lines of this book is “All warfare is based on deception,” And if that got you confused, Sun Tzu demystifies thus;

“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,”

How more applicable can that be to our normal lives?

The 13-chapter book teaches you to look at every sphere of life as a war between you and the rest of the world. It equips you with the armour to be prepared for the negative realities of life like betrayal, setbacks and disappointment in general.

It gives you the blueprint for driving yourself to always be on top in anything you do by depicting any other individual other than yourself as your enemy.

It is not your conventional book – it is actually written like a constitution – but it might be just what you need to overcome the hurdles that have held you back from your ultimate goals all this while.

To get a digital copy of the book, click here.

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