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The Book of Five Rings

By Miyamoto Musashi
  • Writer : Miyamoto Musashi
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Publisher : Arctodus ePublishing
  • Number of Pages : 112
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Review Counts : 792
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : the-book-of-five-rings.pdf

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This is a foremost book of swordsmanship and battle strategy handed down through the centuries and stems from the famous MUSASHI who is generally accepted to be the greatest samurai to have ever lived.

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The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi

By Miyamoto Musashi
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Classics Press LLC
  • Isbn Code : 1938412044
  • Number of Pages : 48
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 171
  • Pdf File: the-book-of-five-rings.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Miyamoto Musashi was a Japanese swordsman, philosopher and ronin (masterless samurai). Musashi died of what is believed to be thoracic cancer, in 1645 -- undefeated, having fought 61 duels. His work The Book of Five Rings is a treatise on his unique style of swordsmanship, strategy, and tactics.

The Complete Book of Five Rings

By Miyamoto Musashi
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Isbn Code : 9780834821996
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 333
  • Pdf File: the-complete-book-of-five-rings.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The Complete Book of Five Rings is an authoritative version of Musashi’s classic The Book of Five Rings, translated and annotated by a modern martial arts master, Kenji Tokitsu. Tokitsu has spent most of his life researching the legendary samurai swordsman and his works, and in this book he illuminates this seminal text, along with several other works by Musashi. These include "The Mirror of the Way of Strategy," which Musashi wrote when he was in his twenties; "Thirty-five Instructions on Strategy," and "Forty-two Instructions on Strategy," which were precursors to The Book of Five Rings; and "The Way to Be Followed Alone," which Musashi wrote just days before his death. Read together, these five texts give readers an unusually detailed, nuanced view of Musashi’s ideas on swordsmanship, strategy, and self-cultivation. Tokitsu puts all these writings into historical and philosophical context and makes them accessible and relevant to today’s readers and martial arts students. Tokitsu understands Musashi’s writings—and Musashi as a martial artist—unusually well and is able to provide a rare insight into the man and his historical contribution.

The Book of Five Rings

By D. E. Tarver
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn Code : 059575192X
  • Number of Pages : 104
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reviews : 144
  • Pdf File: the-book-of-five-rings.pdf

Book Excerpt:

For centuries, The Book of Five Rings has been a resource for gaining insight into the mind of the warrior spirit. The famous Samurai, Miyamoto Musashi, originally wrote the work in 1645. Musashi, the Sword Saint, as he is known in Japan, killed his first man in a duel when he was only thirteen. He went on to fight in over sixty duels and never once lost. In The Book of Five Rings, Musashi recorded his secrets to success which are applicable to martial arts and any modern situation involving confrontation. Until The Book of Five Rings, the many translations of his original work are written from an academic standpoint because the authors have little with the sword or martial arts. D.E. Tarver brings a lifetime of experience in sword training, martial arts and business to this version, and the result is a highly motivating and easy to understand book. If you are serious about winning in any area of your life, The Book of Five Rings is the definitive guide to victory.

Code of the Samurai

By Thomas Cleary
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 1462900429
  • Number of Pages : 128
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reviews : 403
  • Pdf File: code-of-the-samurai.pdf

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Learn the ways of the Japanese Bushido Code with this very readable, modern translation of the Bushido Shoshinshu. Code of the Samurai is a four-hundred-year-old explication of the rules and expectations embodied in Bushido, the Japanese Way of the Warrior. Bushido has played a major role in shaping the behavior of modern Japanese government, corporations, society, and individuals, as well as in shaping modern Japanese martial arts within Japan and internationally. The Japanese original of this book, Bushido Shoshinshu, (Bushido for Beginners), has been one of the primary sources on the tenets of Bushido, a way of thought that remains fascinating and relevant to the modern world, East and West. This handbook, written after five hundred years of military rule in Japan, was composed to provide practical and moral instruction for warriors, correcting wayward tendencies and outlining the personal, social, and professional standards of conduct characteristic of Bushido, the Japanese chivalric tradition. With a clear, conversational narrative by Thomas Cleary, one of the foremost translators of the wisdom of Asia, and powerfully evocative line drawings by master illustrator Oscar Ratti, this book is indispensable to the corporate executive, student of the Asian Culture, martial artist, those interested in Eastern philosophy or military strategy, as well as for those simply interested in Japan and its people.

The Lone Samurai

By William Scott Wilson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Isbn Code : 0834828510
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reviews : 104
  • Pdf File: the-lone-samurai.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Miyamoto Musashi (1584?1645) was the legendary samurai known throughout the world as a master swordsman, spiritual seeker, and author of the classic book on strategy, the Book of Five Rings. Over 350 years after his death, Musashi and his legacy still fascinate us and continue to inspire artists, authors, and filmmakers. Here, respected translator and expert on samurai culture William Scott Wilson has created both a vivid account of a fascinating period in feudal Japan and a portrait of the courageous, iconoclastic samurai who wrestled with philosophical and spiritual ideas that are as relevant today as they were in his time. For Musashi, the way of the martial arts was about mastery of the mind rather than simply technical prowess—and it is this path to mastery that is the core teaching in his Book of Five Rings. This volume includes supplemental material on Musashi’s legacy as a martial arts icon, his impact on literature and film, and the influence of his Book of Five Rings.

Musashi (A Graphic Novel)

By Sean Michael Wilson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Shambhala
  • Isbn Code : 0834829991
  • Number of Pages : 176
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reviews : 198
  • Pdf File: musashi.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Miyamoto Musashi, the legendary samurai, is known throughout the world as a master swordsman, a spiritual seeker, and the author of the classic Book of Five Rings. This graphic novel treatment of his amazing life is both a vivid account of a fascinating period in feudal Japan and a portrait of courageous, iconoclastic samurai who wrestled with philosophical and spiritual ideas that are as relevant today as they were in his time. For Musashi, the way of the martial arts was about mastery of the mind rather than simply technical prowess. Over 350 years after his death, Musashi still intrigues us—and his Book of Five Rings is essential reading for students of all martial arts and those interested in cultivating strategic mind.

Ask a Manager

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  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Isbn Code : 0399181822
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 243
  • Pdf File: ask-a-manager.pdf

Book Excerpt:

From the creator of the popular website Ask a Manager and New York’s work-advice columnist comes a witty, practical guide to 200 difficult professional conversations—featuring all-new advice! There’s a reason Alison Green has been called “the Dear Abby of the work world.” Ten years as a workplace-advice columnist have taught her that people avoid awkward conversations in the office because they simply don’t know what to say. Thankfully, Green does—and in this incredibly helpful book, she tackles the tough discussions you may need to have during your career. You’ll learn what to say when • coworkers push their work on you—then take credit for it • you accidentally trash-talk someone in an email then hit “reply all” • you’re being micromanaged—or not being managed at all • you catch a colleague in a lie • your boss seems unhappy with your work • your cubemate’s loud speakerphone is making you homicidal • you got drunk at the holiday party Praise for Ask a Manager “A must-read for anyone who works . . . [Alison Green’s] advice boils down to the idea that you should be professional (even when others are not) and that communicating in a straightforward manner with candor and kindness will get you far, no matter where you work.”—Booklist (starred review) “The author’s friendly, warm, no-nonsense writing is a pleasure to read, and her advice can be widely applied to relationships in all areas of readers’ lives. Ideal for anyone new to the job market or new to management, or anyone hoping to improve their work experience.”—Library Journal (starred review) “I am a huge fan of Alison Green’s Ask a Manager column. This book is even better. It teaches us how to deal with many of the most vexing big and little problems in our workplaces—and to do so with grace, confidence, and a sense of humor.”—Robert Sutton, Stanford professor and author of The No Asshole Rule and The Asshole Survival Guide “Ask a Manager is the ultimate playbook for navigating the traditional workforce in a diplomatic but firm way.”—Erin Lowry, author of Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together

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  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn Code : 038722081X
  • Number of Pages : 364
  • Category : Computers
  • Reviews : 916
  • Pdf File: programming-challenges.pdf

Book Excerpt:

There are many distinct pleasures associated with computer programming. Craftsmanship has its quiet rewards, the satisfaction that comes from building a useful object and making it work. Excitement arrives with the flash of insight that cracks a previously intractable problem. The spiritual quest for elegance can turn the hacker into an artist. There are pleasures in parsimony, in squeezing the last drop of performance out of clever algorithms and tight coding. The games, puzzles, and challenges of problems from international programming competitions are a great way to experience these pleasures while improving your algorithmic and coding skills. This book contains over 100 problems that have appeared in previous programming contests, along with discussions of the theory and ideas necessary to attack them. Instant online grading for all of these problems is available from two WWW robot judging sites. Combining this book with a judge gives an exciting new way to challenge and improve your programming skills. This book can be used for self-study, for teaching innovative courses in algorithms and programming, and in training for international competition. The problems in this book have been selected from over 1,000 programming problems at the Universidad de Valladolid online judge. The judge has ruled on well over one million submissions from 27,000 registered users around the world to date. We have taken only the best of the best, the most fun, exciting, and interesting problems available.

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  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Isbn Code : 0571290582
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 441
  • Pdf File: lord-of-the-flies.pdf

Book Excerpt:

A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance. First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern classics. Now fully revised and updated, this educational edition includes chapter summaries, comprehension questions, discussion points, classroom activities, a biographical profile of Golding, historical context relevant to the novel and an essay on Lord of the Flies by William Golding entitled 'Fable'. Aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 students, it also includes a section on literary theory for advanced or A-level students. The educational edition encourages original and independent thinking while guiding the student through the text - ideal for use in the classroom and at home.

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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn Code : 1440631697
  • Number of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 854
  • Pdf File: fool-moon.pdf

Book Excerpt:

“One of the most enjoyable marriages of the fantasy and mystery genres on the shelves,”(Cinescape) the Dresden Files have become synonymous with action-packed urban fantasy and nonstop fun. Fool Moon continues the adventures of Jim Butcher’s most famous—and infamous—reluctant hero… You’d think there’d be a little more action for the only professional wizard listed in the Chicago phone book. But lately, Harry Dresden hasn’t been able to dredge up any kind of work: magical, mundane, or menial. Just when it looks like he can’t afford his next meal, a murder comes along that requires his particular brand of supernatural expertise. There’s a brutally mutilated corpse, and monstrous animal markings at the scene. Not to mention that the killing took place on the night of a full moon. Harry knows exactly where this case is headed. Take three guesses—and the first two don’t count...

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By Inazo Nitobe
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 1788880382
  • Number of Pages :
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 473
  • Pdf File: the-way-of-the-samurai.pdf

Book Excerpt:

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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn Code : 0593336070
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 763
  • Pdf File: payback-s-a-witch.pdf

Book Excerpt:

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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn Code : 0061959111
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reviews : 966
  • Pdf File: the-50th-law.pdf

Book Excerpt:

In The 50th Law, hip hop and pop culture icon 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson) joins forces with Robert Greene, bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power, to write a “bible” for success in life and work based on a single principle: fear nothing. With stories from 50 Cent's life on the streets and in the boardroom as he rose to fame after the release of his album Get Rich or Die Tryin’, as well as examples of others who have overcome adversity through understanding and practicing the 50th Law, this deeply inspirational book is perfect for entrepreneurs as well as anyone interested in the extraordinary life of Curtis Jackson.

The Art of Peace

By Morihei Ueshiba
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Isbn Code : 9780834821682
  • Number of Pages : 160
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 993
  • Pdf File: the-art-of-peace.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The inspirational teachings in this collection show that the real way of the warrior is based on compassion, wisdom, fearlessness, and love of nature. The teachings are drawn from the talks and writings of Morihei Ueshiba, founder of the popular Japanese martial art of Aikido, a mind-body discipline he called the "Art of Peace," which offers a nonviolent way to victory in the face of conflict. Ueshiba believed that Aikido principles could be applied to all the challenges we face in life—in personal relationships, as we interact with society, and at work and in business. This edition is a much-expanded version of the original miniature edition that appeared in the Shambhala Pocket Classics series. It features a wealth of new material, including a biography of Ueshiba; an essay by John Stevens that presents Ueshiba's views on "The Art of War versus the Art of Peace"; newly translated doka, didactic "poems of the Way"; and Ueshiba's own calligraphies.

Musashi

By Eiji Yoshikawa
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vertical, Inc.
  • Isbn Code : 1568364512
  • Number of Pages : 984
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 486
  • Pdf File: musashi.pdf

Book Excerpt:

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

The Swordsman's Handbook

By William Scott Wilson
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  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Isbn Code : 0834829738
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reviews : 682
  • Pdf File: the-swordsman-s-handbook.pdf

Book Excerpt:

There is perhaps no more potent symbol of the samurai era than the sword. By the seventeenth century in Japan, the art of swordsmanship had begun to take on an almost cult-like popularity. Swordsmanship was more than a mastery of technique; it was a path toward self-mastery. The Swordsman’s Handbook is the definitive collection of writings by men who saw the study of swordsmanship not only as essential to life and death, but as something that transcended life and death as well. Their teaching, that dealing with conflict is an art that requires grace and courage, speaks to us today with surprising immediacy and relevance. Included in this collection are writings by Kotada Yahei Toshitada, Takuan Soho, Yagyu Munenori, Miyamoto Musashi, Matsura Seizan, Issai Chozanshi, and Yamaoka Tesshu.

The Stand

By Stephen King
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Isbn Code : 038552885X
  • Number of Pages : 1200
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 398
  • Pdf File: the-stand.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The tie-in edition of the nine-part CBS All Access series starring Whoopi Goldberg, Alexander Skarsgard, and James Marsden. When a man escapes from a biological testing facility, he sets in motion a deadly domino effect, spreading a mutated strain of the flu that will wipe out 99 percent of humanity within a few weeks. The survivors who remain are scared, bewildered, and in need of a leader. Two emerge--Mother Abagail, the benevolent 108-year-old woman who urges them to build a peaceful community in Boulder, Colorado; and Randall Flagg, the nefarious "Dark Man," who delights in chaos and violence. As the dark man and the peaceful woman gather power, the survivors will have to choose between them--and ultimately decide the fate of all humanity.

Seven Classics on War and Politics

By Sun Tzu,Confucius,Chanakya,Kautilya,Marcus Aurelius,Niccolo Machiavelli,Miyamoto Musashi,Yamamoto Tsunetomo
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Classics Press
  • Isbn Code : 1938412079
  • Number of Pages : 578
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 894
  • Pdf File: seven-classics-on-war-and-politics.pdf

Book Excerpt:

This is an international collection spanning over 2,000 years of history. Two books are from China, one from India, two from Italy, and two from Japan. These works provide insight into the thinking of warlords and kings who ruled across Asia and Europe in ancient times. Some of these books are focused more on war and military science ("Art of War", "Book of Five Rings", "Hagakure"), others are more self-reflective and develop an ethical philosophy ("Analects", "Meditations"), and others still are focused more on politics and ruling ("Arthashastra", "The Prince"). Each of these books provides a unique and historical perspective regarding these topics, and they complement each other in tracing deep insight into the nature of leadership, war, politics, and statecraft.

The 36 Strategies of the Martial Arts

By Hiroshi Moriya
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Isbn Code : 0834828898
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 153
  • Pdf File: the-36-strategies-of-the-martial-arts.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The 36 Strategies of the Martial Arts is a classical collection of Chinese maxims on understanding, engaging, and defeating your enemy. The origin of the collection is unknown; however, the text is a synthesis of various military maxims, political expressions, and even folk sayings, some of which are from sources that date back 1,500 years. Professor Hiroshi Moriya, a Tokyo-based authority on Chinese culture and philosophy, supplies clear and succinct explanations of each maxim and illustrates them with examples not only from Chinese literature and history but also from events in Europe and modern business affairs. This book will resonate with anyone interested in a classic approach to psyching out an opponent and emerging victorious—in martial arts, business, sports, or politics.

The Unfettered Mind

By Takuan Soho
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Isbn Code : 0834827891
  • Number of Pages : 144
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 216
  • Pdf File: the-unfettered-mind.pdf

Book Excerpt:

This classic samurai-era text fused Japanese swordsmanship with Zen and influenced the direction that the art has taken ever since. Written by the seventeenth-century Zen master Takuan Soho (1573–1645), The Unfettered Mind is a book of advice on swordsmanship and the cultivation of right mind and intention. It was written as a guide for the samurai Yagyu Munenori, who was a great swordsman and rival to the legendary Miyamoto Musashi. Takuan was a giant in the history of Zen; he was also a gardener, calligrapher, poet, author, adviser to samurai and shoguns, and a pivotal figure in Zen painting. He was known for his brilliance and acerbic wit. In these succinct and pointed essays, Takuan is concerned primarily with understanding and refining the mind—both generally and when faced with conflict. The Unfettered Mind was a major influence on the classic manifestos on swordsmanship that came after it, including Miyamoto Musashi's Book of Five Rings and Yagyu Munenori's Life-Giving Sword.

Way of the Samurai - Miyamoto Musashi’s Concise Lessons

By Sreechinth C
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : UB Tech
  • Isbn Code : N.a
  • Number of Pages : 56
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reviews : 887
  • Pdf File: way-of-the-samurai-miyamoto-musashi-s-concise-lessons.pdf

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Miyomoto Musashi, the name has become a synonym of the swordsmanship of the Samurai’s. This self-trained, talented swordfighter started the duels when he was just thirteen. Being a ronin, he was renowned for his excellent and unique double-bladed swordsmanship and undefeated record in his 60 duels. In his final years, Musashi authored ‘The Book of Five Rings’ (Go Rin No Sho), a book on strategy, tactics, and philosophy that is still valued even today. This book brings you the best and unique collection of Musashi quotes on various topics including art, literature, fighting, life and more...

Samurai Strategies

By Boye Lafayette De Mente
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 1462900658
  • Number of Pages : 160
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reviews : 428
  • Pdf File: samurai-strategies.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The Book of Five Rings by Musashi Myamoto provides valuable lessons for anyone facing challenging circumstances—from business, war, and sports to fields of art, love, and politics. Samurai Strategies has extracted the fundamentals of Musashi's martial tactics and explains them here in a context for use in the modern world. These strategies for winning are as valid today as they were in 17th century Japan and provide valuable insights for anyone in any field to endeavor. About his new edition: This expanded edition of Samurai Strategies features a new introduction by the author, and additional commentary in each chapter by renowned Japanese author and samurai expert Michihiro Matsumoto.

Learning to Think Strategically

By Julia Sloan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn Code : 0429638310
  • Number of Pages : 326
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 157
  • Pdf File: learning-to-think-strategically.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Strategic thinking has become a core competency for business leaders globally. Overused and under-defined, the term is often used interchangeably with other strategic management terms. This textbook delineates and defines strategic thinking as an advanced, conceptual cognitive capability, focusing on the nonlinear, divergent, a-rational and informal nature of strategic thinking. This unique and practical text is an original primer of how successful strategists learn to think strategically. In this fourth edition, the author offers an expanded definition of strategic thinking based on critical theory. This book highlights the role of informal learning, underscores the relevance of engaging in the arts, and has global application for those tasked with making strategy in this rapidly changing world. Sloan presents a previously unexamined account of the relationship between strategic thinking and the learning process involved — taking learning from the academic to the everyday. New features include an expanded list of learning methods to develop strategic thinking, a more extensive look at global cultural perspectives of strategic thinking, additional scenarios and case vignettes, and online resources comprising test bank questions and lecture slides. This book is vital reading for MBA, Strategy, Leadership Development, and Executive Education students. The practical nature of this book also makes it valuable for business and policy executives, as well as managers and emerging leaders looking to develop their strategic thinking skills.

Miyamoto Musashi

By Kenji Tokitsu
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  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Isbn Code : 0834824884
  • Number of Pages : 528
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 331
  • Pdf File: miyamoto-musashi.pdf

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Miyamoto Musashi, who lived in Japan in the fifteenth century, was a renowned samurai warrior. He has become a martial arts icon, known not just as an undefeated dueler, but also as a master of battlefield strategy. Kenji Tokitsu turns a critical eye on Musashi's life and writings, separating fact from fiction, and giving a clear picture of the man behind the myth. Musashi's best-known work, The Book of Five Rings, provides timeless insight into the nature of conflict. Tokitsu translates and provides extensive commentary on that popular work, as well as three other short texts on strategy that were written before it, and a longer, later work entitled "The Way to Be Followed Alone." Tokitsu is a thoughtful and informed guide, putting the historical and philosophical aspects of the text into context, and illuminating the etymological nuances of particular Japanese words and phrases. As a modern martial artist and a scholar, Tokitsu provides a view of Musashi's life and ideas that is accessible and relevant to today's readers and martial arts students.

The Wing Chun Compendium, Volume Two

By Wayne Belonoha
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  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Isbn Code : 1583946543
  • Number of Pages : 472
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reviews : 860
  • Pdf File: the-wing-chun-compendium-volume-two.pdf

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Wing Chun, also called Ving Tsun, is a popular system of kung fu designed centuries ago by a Buddhist nun and Shaolin master. Together, the two volumes of The Wing Chun Compendium offer a complete guide to the discipline, from theory and philosophy to drills and forms. In this volume, author Wayne Belonoha takes students to the next level, focusing on the final three and most advanced forms of the Wing Chun system and their associated skills: the “Mook Yan Jong” or wooden man; the “Lok Dim Boon Quan” or six-and-a-half point long pole; and the “Baat Cham Dao” or eight-cut sword form, demonstrated here for the first time by Grandmaster Sunny Tang. Also included are distance and angle improvement drills, fighting strategy and training, instruction on proper body mechanics, and “Sticking Hands” techniques. While intended for the serious practitioner, The Wing Chun Compendium, Volume Two also teaches the basics of body movement, psychological components of practice and performance, and how to use martial arts for overall self-improvement—factors that can help any martial artists seeking to enhance their physical and mental development. The book includes hundreds of tips and techniques as well as 400 photographs.

Ultimate Mind Control:

By Dr. Haha Lung,Christopher B. Prowant
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  • Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • Isbn Code : 0806535024
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reviews : 563
  • Pdf File: ultimate-mind-control.pdf

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Drawn from sources deep in China and India, the long-lost secrets of mastering the mental arts of Ame-tsuchi-jitsu are now revealed by martial-arts master Dr. Haha Lung. Those with the courage to explore these forbidden techniques will be rewarded with the skills to master any foe or situation, from the conference room to the battlefield and beyond. Inside these explosive pages, you'll learn: • The 6 Steps to Power • Secrets of "Shadow Ki" Hypnosis • Kotodama: Spirit Words of Power • Junishi-do-jitsu: Ruling the 12 Rulers • Kuji-kiri: The 9 Doors of Power • Hannibal's 99 Truths • And much more,/UL> BE ADVISED: This is a very dangerous art. Ultimate Mind Control! is for academic study ONLY. Dr. Haha Lung is the author of more than a dozen books on martial arts, including Mind Penetration, Mind Fist, The Nine Halls of Death, Assassin!, Mind Manipulation, Knights of Darkness, Mind Control: The Ancient Art of Psychological Warfare, and with co-author Christopher B. Prowant, Mind Assassins, Ninja Shadowhand, and Mental Dominance.

The Fighter's Mind

By Sam Sheridan
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  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Isbn Code : 0802197949
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reviews : 410
  • Pdf File: the-fighter-s-mind.pdf

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From the acclaimed author of A Fighter’s Heart comes an “entertaining and enlightening” look inside the mental game of mixed martial arts fighting (Dave Doyle, Yahoo! Sports). In his acclaimed national bestseller, A Fighter’s Heart, Sam Sheridan took readers with him into the dangerous world of professional fighting. From a muay Thai bout in Bangkok to Iowa, where he fought the toughest mixed martial arts stars, Sheridan threw himself into a quest to understand how and why we fight. In The Fighter’s Mind, Sheridan explores the mental discipline required of an elite fighter. In his training, Sheridan heard time and again (in Yogi Berra fashion) that “fighting is ninety percent mental, half the time.” But what does this mean, exactly? To uncover the secrets of mental strength and success, Sheridan interviewed dozens of the world’s most fascinating and dangerous men. He spoke with celebrated trainers Freddie Roach and Greg Jackson; champion fighters Randy Couture, Frank Shamrock, and Marcelo Garcia; ultrarunner David Horton; chess prodigy (and the inspiration for Searching for Bobby Fischer) turned tai chi expert Josh Waitzkin; and the legendary wrestler Dan Gable, among others. “Fantastic . . . One of the best MMA books I’ve ever read, and I’ve certainly read my fair share.” —Eric O’Brien, “Way of the Warrior,” ESPN radio “You don’t have to care about fighting, or even know that MMA stands for mixed martial arts, to find insights into human behavior in Sam Sheridan’s The Fighter’s Mind.” —David M. Shribman, Bloomberg

The Pocket Samurai

By
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  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Isbn Code : 0834830493
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reviews : 784
  • Pdf File: the-pocket-samurai.pdf

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The samurai of Japan, who were the country’s military elite from medieval times to the end of the nineteenth century, were synonymous with valor, honor, and martial arts prowess. Their strict adherence to the code of bushido ("the way of the warrior"), chivalry, and honor in fighting to the death continues to capture the imagination of people today, inspiring authors, filmmakers, and artists. The Pocket Samurai contains the essential writings of the era by the most esteemed samurai and philosophers of the age, including the iconic Miyamoto Musashi, author of The Book of Five Rings; Yamamoto Tsunetomo, author of Hagakure, the best-known explication of the samurai code; Takuan Soho, a Zen priest and adviser to samurai; Yamaoka Tesshu, a master swordsman whose colorful life was devoted to martial arts and Zen; along with many others.

Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai

By Yamamoto Tsunetomo
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  • Publisher : Xist Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 1681950448
  • Number of Pages : 89
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 701
  • Pdf File: hagakure.pdf

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A Collection of Thoughts, Sayings and Meditations on the Way of the Samurai "It is said that what is called "the spirit of an age" is something to which one cannot return. That this spirit gradually dissipates is due to the world's coming to an end. For this reason, although one would like to change today's world back to the spirit of one hundred years or more ago, it cannot be done. Thus it is important to make the best out of every generation." — Tsunetomo Yamamoto, Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai A formerly secret text known only to the Samurai, Hagakure is a classic text on Bushido--the Way of the Warrior. More than just a handbook for battle, Hagakure is a text that filled with teachings that still apply in business, political and social situations today. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it.

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

By W. Y. Evans-Wentz
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn Code : 0199839514
  • Number of Pages : 354
  • Category : Religion
  • Reviews : 101
  • Pdf File: the-tibetan-book-of-the-dead.pdf

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The Tibetan Book of the Dead is one of the texts that, according to legend, Padma-Sambhava was compelled to hide during his visit to Tibet in the late 8th century. The guru hid his books in stones, lakes, and pillars because the Tibetans of that day and age were somehow unprepared for their teachings. Now, in the form of the ever-popular Tibetan Book of the Dead, these teachings are constantly being discovered and rediscovered by Western readers of many different backgrounds--a phenomenon which began in 1927 with Oxford's first edition of Dr. Evans-Wentz's landmark volume. While it is traditionally used as a mortuary text, to be read or recited in the presence of a dead or dying person, this book--which relates the whole experience of death and rebirth in three intermediate states of being--was originally understood as a guide not only for the dead but also for the living. As a contribution to the science of death and dying--not to mention the belief in life after death, or the belief in rebirth--The Tibetan Book of the Dead is unique among the sacred texts of the world, for its socio-cultural influence in this regard is without comparison. This fourth edition features a new foreword, afterword, and suggested further reading list by Donald S. Lopez, author of Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West. Lopez traces the whole history of the late Evans-Wentz's three earlier editions of this book, fully considering the work of contributors to previous editions (C. G. Jung among them), the sections that were added by Evans-Wentz along the way, the questions surrounding the book's translation, and finally the volume's profound importance in engendering both popular and academic interest in the religion and culture of Tibet. Another key theme that Lopez addresses is the changing nature of this book's audience--from the prewar theosophists to the beat poets to the hippies to contemporary exponents of the hospice movement--and what these audiences have found (or sought) in its very old pages.

Seven Classics on War and Politics

By Sun Tzu,Confucius,Chanakya,Kautilya,Marcus Aurelius,Niccolo Machiavelli,Miyamoto Musashi,Yamamoto Tsunetomo
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  • Publisher : Classics Press
  • Isbn Code : 1938412079
  • Number of Pages : 578
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 669
  • Pdf File: seven-classics-on-war-and-politics.pdf

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This is an international collection spanning over 2,000 years of history. Two books are from China, one from India, two from Italy, and two from Japan. These works provide insight into the thinking of warlords and kings who ruled across Asia and Europe in ancient times. Some of these books are focused more on war and military science ("Art of War", "Book of Five Rings", "Hagakure"), others are more self-reflective and develop an ethical philosophy ("Analects", "Meditations"), and others still are focused more on politics and ruling ("Arthashastra", "The Prince"). Each of these books provides a unique and historical perspective regarding these topics, and they complement each other in tracing deep insight into the nature of leadership, war, politics, and statecraft.