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The 33 Strategies of War
Author: Robert Greene Publisher: Viking (Penguin Group) Date of Publication: 2006 ISBN: 0-670-03457-6 Number of Pages: 496 pages
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. Bestselling author Robert Greene shares 33 effective strategies of war to guide you through the realistic battlefield called life. Here are the 33 Strategies that are not only helpful in war, but also in life. Self-Directed Warfare 1 - Declare war on your enemies: The polarity strategy 2 - Do not fight the last war: The guerilla-war-of-the-mind strategy 3 - Amidst the turmoil of events, do not lose your presence of mind: The counterbalance strategy 4 - Create a sense of urgency and desperation: The death-ground strategy Organizational (Team) Warfare 5 - Avoid the snares of groupthink: The command-and-control strategy 6 - Segment your forces: The controlled-chaos strategy 7 - Transform your war into a crusade: Morale strategies Defensive Warfare 8 - Pick your battles carefully: The perfect-economy strategy 9 - Turn the tables: The counterattack strategy
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About the Author

Robert Greene
Robert Greene was born in Los Angeles in 1959. He attended the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he received a degree in classical studies. He has worked in New York City as an editor and writer for several magazines, including Esquire, and in Hollywood as a story developer and writer. He lived for years in London, England; Paris, France; and Barcelona, Spain; he speaks several languages and has worked as a translator. Greene’s books include The 48 Laws of Power, The Death and Life of Philosophy, The Art of Seduction and The 33 Strategies of War. For more information, visit http://www.33strategiesofwar.c om.

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10 - Create a threatening presence: Deterrence strategies 11 - Trade space for time: The nonengagement strategy Offensive Warfare 12 - Lose battles but win the war: Grand strategy 13 - Know your enemy: The intelligence strategy 14 - Overwhelm resistance with speed and suddenness: The blitzkrieg strategy 15 - Control the dynamic: Forcing strategies 16 - Hit them where it hurts: The center-of-gravity strategy 17 - Defeat them in detail: The divide-and-Conquer strategy 18 - Expose and attack your opponent's soft flank: The turning strategy 19 - Envelop the enemy: The annihilation strategy 20 - Maneuver them into weakness: The ripening-for-the-sickle strategy 21 - Negotiate while advancing: The diplomatic-war strategy 22 - Know how to end things: The exit strategy Unconventional (Dirty) Warfare 23 - Weave a seamless blend of fact and fiction: Misperception strategies 24 - Take the line of least expectation: The ordinary-extraordinary strategy 25 - Occupy the moral high ground: The righteous strategy 26 - Deny them targets: The strategy of the void 27- Seem to work for the interests of others while furthering your own: The alliance strategy 28- Give your rivals enough rope to hang themselves: The one-upmanship strategy 29 - Take small bites: The fait accompli strategy 30 - Penetrate their minds: Communication strategies 31 - Destroy from within: The inner-front strategy 32 - Dominate while seeming to submit: The passive-aggression strategy 33 - Sow uncertainty and panic through acts of terror: The chain-reaction strategy

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