Sun Tzu Was a Sissy
Stanley Bing
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Sun Tzu Was a Sissy: Conquer Your Enemies, Promote Your Friends, and Wage the Real Art of War
Stanley Bing
Collins
Hardcover
240 pages
October 2004
rated 2 of 5 possible stars
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With a title like Bingís, one would expect a little more punch and a little less fluff. Arranged into nine parts, the table of contents leads one to believe that Bing, a well-known name in the corporate world, will deliver a bit more than cheesy graphs that donít even make sense and flaccid comments like, ďPhysical size is not an insignificant consideration in contests between human beings. Let me tell you a little story. I donít think itís all that unusual.Ē This does not grab a readerís attention, at least not in a positive way.

If one wants to engage in tiresome and difficult-to-follow points about how Bingís theories coincide with certain Sun Tzu ideas, this is the book to pick up. Bingís point in penning this book (I believe) is to illuminate Sun Tzuís failings and attempt to create a modern Art of War for our corporate lives. Excellent premise, but the delivery is, at best, meek.

I found myself flagging after having read one-quarter of this bloated little volume. Next time, perhaps Bing will consider a ghost writer, or devote more of his time to his corporate endeavors. A concise and gifted writer he is not.



Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at www.curledup.com. © Anne Pepper, 2005

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