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