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  • The Strategy of Musashi
  • By: Miyamoto Musashi
  • Narrated by: Alec Sand
  • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (79 ratings)

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A Book of Five Rings

By: Miyamoto Musashi
Narrated by: Alec Sand
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Legendary 17th century swordsman Miyamoto Musashi’s exposition of sword fighting, strategy and Zen philosophy. Required reading for any martial artist, business person or student of strategy. Includes the one hour Zen inspired soundtrack The Mysterious Sound of Wind in the Bamboo. Performed on authentic Japanese instruments.

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Quick read, simple to understand.

As above but impossible to understand without conviction. You can understand what the words represent but he walked the path.

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Worth a listen

Although some parts of the writing pertain to combat only I firmly believe that some parts maybe drawn onto many characteristics of one's life.

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Gained nothing from it

mostly twoddle in the modern era, the art of war is much better in my opinion

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awesome

loved it.
highly held in regard.
can't suggest this book enough.
do yourself a favour

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A truly great thinker

Although the book focusses on 'Bushido', in its pure sense Musashi's way of strategy is ever applicable to modern leadership.

The narration matches the content well.

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