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Book Review - The Art of War by Sun Tzu

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The Art of Warby Sun Tzu
Book Review

The Art of War is a collection of teachings on warfare, military strategies and tactics. Sun Tzu, a Chinese general, strategist and philosopher, born in 544 BC, wrote about philosophy and politics of warfare. His teachings have helped many a wars around the globe over 25 centuries. The Art of War is a classic that gives you a sense of the Chinese culture, ancient military strategies, and history of combat over many centuries. Even after all this time, his book on military strategies is hitting the best selling charts, and his teachings are being used world wide, not only by historians but also millennial in their respective fields including business and legal.
The book is divided into 13 chapters on different aspects that lead up to a war; from charting a plan, to attacking, using resources, and maneuvering along the way. As you would expect, the military strategies are straight-forward, practical and harsh. The book gives a background on the refineme…

Book Review - 359° - Worker, Writer, World traveller by Stephan Thiemonds

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Book Review
359° is Stephan Thiemonds, a German author’s travelogues from around the globe working for a German manufacturer of industrial machines. Stephan is a service engineer who has travelled the world extensively for the last 14 years representing his work and company. Experiencing different cultures, networking, and making memories along the way. 359° is a collection of short stories from his travels to India, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Iran, Colombia, Antarctica, Denmark, Turkey, Sweden, Finland, Great Britain, and of course, Germany.
Starting as an inexperienced traveller on a bicycle, Stephan is introduced to the chaotic yet basic culture of India, which ignited the traveller in him and made him more appreciative of life in general. The shock of different cultures, some funny anecdotes makes this a light read. He takes you in each of these region with the perspective of a worker, writer and world-traveller, with majority stories and lessons coming out of India and China, and eve…