The Art of Victory (Hardcover)

Strategies for Personal Success and Global Survival in a Changing World

By Gregory R. Copley

Threshold Editions, 9781416524700, 336pp.

Publication Date: October 3, 2006

Other Editions of This Title:
Compact Disc (11/1/2006)
MP3 CD (11/1/2006)
Compact Disc (11/1/2006)
Paperback (9/4/2007)

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Description

In a changing world, conflict is inevitable -- but defeat is not. In fact, by understanding how civilizations and societies naturally evolve, one can not only adapt but flourish, and emerge better than ever in any sphere: personal, professional, or global.

Award-winning historian and global strategist Gregory R. Copley draws from decades of experi-ence advising political and military leadership to offer a holistic and balanced view of simple success strategies, with 28 maxims for survival and prosperity in the advancing wave of social, technological, and environmental change we now face. Not since Sun-tzu's The Art of War has a blueprint for success offered so much to so many, with lessons that speak to every walk of life. In The Art of Victory, we learn that victory itself begins with a single act. . . is the principal goal of a society...is beyond the power of any individual. . . is never created or sustained by weakness. . . can never be total, and this is its beauty. . . cannot be bought or sold; it can only be won. . . and much more.

From the halls of political power to the corporate boardroom to the living room, the timeless lessons in The Art of Victory will ensure that individuals and societies not just survive but thrive in the new century.


About the Author

Gregory R. Copley has worked internationally at the highest levels of government advising on strategies to achieve economic and political success. He is the founder and editor
of the Global Information System intelligence service used by governments, and the Defense & Foreign Affairs series of publications, including the Defense & Foreign Affairs Handbook, hailed as "indispensable" by President Ronald Reagan's National Security Advisor, William Clark; and author of thousands of articles, classified papers, speeches, and books on strategy, defense, and aviation. He lives in Washington, D.C.


Praise For The Art of Victory: Strategies for Personal Success and Global Survival in a Changing World

"A masterful, thought-provoking look at conflict and the critical grand strategy of winning." -- W. E. B. Griffin

"I know what it takes to get on top and to stay there, and Copley shows how it's done at every level of society, and why it's the critical skill we must all understand. The Art of Victory is the tour-de-force on leadership and success which every business leader should read." -- Fred Turner, former CEO and current honorary Director, McDonald's Corporation

"I know what it takes to get on top and to stay there, and Copley shows how it's done at every level of society, and why it's the critical skill we must all understand. The Art of Victory is the tour-de-force on leadership and success which every business leader should read." -- Fred Turner, former CEO and current honorary Director, McDonald's Corporation

"The Art of Victory is an eye-opening study of the strategic realities of man's eternal challenges. . . . Gregory Copley, our only conscious grand strategist and exponent of psychological strategy, provides vital new insights into the key challenges facing us today: terrorism and globalism. If Sun-tzu's The Art of War is the marshal's baton in the knapsack of every soldier, then the beautifully written The Art of Victory should be the secret strength of all who wish to lead society." -- Yossef Bodansky, author of the New York Times bestsellers Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America and The Secret History of the Iraq War

"Gregory Copley has defined in this unique and important book the scope of what victory really is, and how it can be sustained and nurtured." -- General Alexander M. Haig, Jr., former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, and former U.S. Secretary of State