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4 Must-Read Strategy Masterpieces for Creatives

These are four masterpieces on strategy that has given guidance to strategic thinking throughout centuries. Today, you can get them here, for free.

Even though these books are about military strategy, they only work metaphorically for what a Creative is trying to accomplish in the market. War is about destruction, Creative enterprise is about construction. These two are very different to say the least. Reading strategy is not about planning war, its more about understanding the principles behind leadership, discipline, risk, patience and innovation. With this mindset these 4 masterpieces can really improve your business thinking.

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by Chanakaya

Chanakya was an an adviser, strategist, author and politician. The Arthashastra of Chanakya is a compendium consisting of 15 books that lead you through military strategy and economic policy.

Read Arthashastra here:

The Prince

by Niccolo Machiavelli

The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli has become a must-read for every Creative. In this work, Machiavelli gives you a straightforward how-to guide on becoming a leader who, with strategy principles, can not be overthrown.

Read the Prince here:

Art of War

by Sun Tzu

Sun Tzu, a military strategist, wrote down his principles in his book, the Art of War. Here, he leads you through leadership & managing your team, facing your opponents and how to act in certain critical situations. This work is an elementary step to understanding strategic thinking.

Read the Art of War here:

The Book of Five Rings

by Musashi Miyamoto

The Book of Five Rings is a treatise written by samurai warrior, Musashi Miyamoto, on strategy.

Read the Book of Five Rings here:

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