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WISDOM IN A NUTSHELL The 33 Strategies of War By Robert Greene Viking (Penguin Group), 2006 ISBN: 0-670-03457-6 496 pages BusinessSummaries.com is a business book summaries service. Every week, it sends out to subscribers a 9- to 12-page summary of a best-selling business book chosen from among the hundreds of books printed out in the United States. For more information, please go to http://www.bizsum.com . . Visit http://www.33strategiesofwar.com .
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The Big Idea It has been a customary perception that peace-loving people triumph more in life. Few realize that this is the very idea that acts as a barrier to realizing and identifying indispensable provisions to thrive in the challenges of day-to-day living. Day after day, you will be faced with numerous conflicts that demand the need to engage in constant struggle or battle. Bestselling author Robert Greene shares 33 effective strategies of war to guide you through the realistic battlefield called life. Self-Directed Warfare The mind indeed is so powerful that it can propel anything to action. A mind that is too emotional and clouded by past resentments may not see the world clearly and generate inappropriate strategies. 1 - Declare War On Your Enemies: The Polarity Strategy Struggle is indeed an inevitable part of life. Enemies come everywhere, sometimes explicitly but more often than not, subtly. It is important that you recognize these enemies and from there, start strategizing. Yet again, everything starts from within. You should face the world with an open anticipation of this battle. It is your responsibility to program yourself to be in battle mode most of the time. Otherwise, you may easily be overpowered and end up a loser. Discovering that you have too many enemies may entice you towards the safer side; which is to act in accordance to the enemies’ ways and be one of them. You should prevent this from happening or else, you will lose your identity. A magnet best demonstrates the polarity strategy. Opposite poles create movement. Consider your enemies as your opposites. Without enemies, you might lose your drive to go on with life. 2 - Do Not Fight The Last War: The Guerilla-War-Of-The-Mind Strategy Some people linger so much on the successes of the past, thinking that any change will hamper luck’s persistence. There is nothing wrong in celebrating
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past achievements. However, having a notion that previously effective strategies are perpetually the best is not at all beneficial. A mind that is locked up in the past gets a blurred version of reality. The past may be a good teacher but it should not be the focus and sole basis of all your thoughts and actions. Move forward and get hooked by present endeavors and their conditions. Holding on so much to past successes and resentments may indeed cause the
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2011 for the course ESPA 3102 taught by Professor Echandia during the Spring '11 term at Al Fateh University.

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