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Future Squared with Steve Glaveski - Helping You Navigate a Brave New World.

Aug 12, 2018

As I’ve gone deeper and deeper into entrepreneurship and leaership roles in the past few years, I’ve develoepd an interest in learning from juxtaposed fields - whether it be sports, the arts or military strategy. I was just about to get out  Having grown up reading about the likes of Alexander the Great, the Viking Age and Sun Tzu and having enjoyed novels such as the Iliad and the Odyssey, I had already started to develop an appreciation for how military strategy can be applied to reaching your personal and professional goals.

I was just about to burn a small hole in my pocket buying a number of military strategy books online when, as I was scanning the shelf at the Melbourne Airport bookstore on route to Los Angeles a couple of months ago, I stumbled upon Robert Greene’s 33 Strategies of War. You might be familiar with Robert Greene from his classic business and personal development book, the 48 Laws of Power.

The 33 Strategies of War is is described as a "guide to the subtle social game of everyday life informed by the ... military principles in war" It is composed of discussions and examples on offensive and defensive strategies from a wide variety of people and conditions, applying them to social conflicts such as family quarrels and business negotiation.

In this book summary, I aim to bring you some of my key take-aways, but please, don’t leave it there, the 33 Strategies of War is a must have for any bookshelf devoted to developing a better understanding of the world and how to best navigate in it to achieve desired outcomes.


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