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Samurai Strategies

42 Martial Secrets from Musashi's Book of Five Rings (the Samurai Way of Winning!)

Boye Lafayette De Mente, Michihiro Matsumoto (Commentator)


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The Book of Five Rings by Musashi Myamoto provides valuable lessons for anyone facing challenging circumstances--from business, war, and sports to fields of art, love, and politics.

Samurai Strategies has extracted the fundamentals of Musashi's martial tactics and explains them here in a context for use in the modern world. These strategies for winning are as valid today as they were in 17th century Japan and provide valuable insights for anyone in any field to endeavor.

About his new edition:
This expanded edition of Samurai Strategies features a new introduction by the author, and additional commentary in each chapter by renowned Japanese author and samurai expert Michihiro Matsumoto.

Praise For Samurai Strategies: 42 Martial Secrets from Musashi's Book of Five Rings (the Samurai Way of Winning!)

"What most pervaded the samurai philosophy and way of life was the recognition of life's fragility. Danger was omnipresent and mortal combat frequent. In the book Samurai Strategies by Boye Lafayette De Mente, the author explores the seven samurai virtues that defined their way of life, and how we can apply them to our own lives. I believe these seven virtues possess special wisdom and application for the modern entrepreneur as well."—Forbes

Tuttle Publishing, 9780804839501, 160pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2008

About the Author

Boye Lafayette De Mente has been involved with Japan, China, and Korea since the late 1940s as a member of a U.S. intelligence agency, student, trade journalist, editor, and author working out of Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He is a graduate of Jochi University in Tokyo and The American Institute for Foreign Trade (now Thunderbird: The School of Global Management). His 70-plus books include Japan's Cultural Code Words, Business Guide to Japan, and Japan Unmasked.