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The Book of Five Rings





troyinator
Has anyone read this book?

It was written by Miyamoto Musashi, way back in feudal Japan. Essentially, it's a book of strategy (nowhere near the scale of Sun Tzu).

What's so special about it? Well, basically, it's held so highly because while the details and facts are very (I mean VERY) specific to Samurai way of life, almost 100% of these details, guides, and facts and applicable to modern, everyday life. Sounds fishy, but it's quite interesting.

I haven't completely finished the book, so I'd be hard-pressed to give an example, but I was just curious if there was anyone else who has read/heard of or is reading the book.
KungFuChris
I've read it, though it was quite a while ago now.

It definately makes for interesting reading if you're into the old traditional way of Japanese life, as well as giving some practical advice for those who are studying swordplay.

I might see if I can locate it again. Maybe I can apply some of the strategies to my customer service job. Twisted Evil
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