The Ruler's Guide: China's Greatest Emperor and His Timeless Secrets of Success (Hardback)
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The Ruler's Guide: China's Greatest Emperor and His Timeless Secrets of Success (Hardback)

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Hardback 176 Pages / Published: 15/02/2017
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In the classic tradition of Sun Tzu's The Art of War, here for the first time in English is the timeless wisdom of China's greatest emperor Tang Taizong (598-649 AD), which is still being studied more than 1300 years later as an invaluable guide to leading and managing. Tang Taizong is arguably the greatest Emperor in Chinese history. In Asia, many historians rank him with such rulers as Augustus and Napoleon. When he founded the Tang dynasty, Taizong was only twenty-eight years old. Ultimately, he would open up the Silk Road, create a golden age of prosperity and culture, preside over a society in which women enjoyed higher status, and allow Christianity and Islam into China for the first time. His dynasty would last 300 years. Author Chinghua Tang presents conversations between Taizong and his gifted advisers that reveal how to appraise oneself and others, how to enhance organisational effectiveness, how to grow power and influence without losing the respect of others, and how to craft one's legacy. The Ruler's Guide reveals how Taizong's wisdom is a match for today's fastpaced, ever changing world.

Publisher: Amberley Publishing
ISBN: 9781445663784
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 246 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


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Deep, dazzling, and destined to be a long bestseller ... This is the best book of its kind since Sun Tzu's The Art of War. The Ruler's Guide is a little masterpiece, ancient in its origin but full of wisdom for the 21st century. -- Dan Rather, former anchor of CBS News and multiple Emmy and Peabody Award Winner
This brilliantly presented book is a jewel. The governing principles of one of history's most accomplished rulers and China's golden age emperor have never been seen in English - until now. And the intervening centuries have only validated the philosophy of Tang Taizong. You will be lifted and inspired by the elegant simplicity. -- Jon Huntsman, Jr, 2012 presidential candidate, former Ambassador to China
The Ruler's Guide has much to pass on to us, not the least of which is an explanation of the Chinese understanding of virtues, which gives us much to consider about how virtues, rather than harsh laws, make a vibrant society. -- James Webb, former US Senator and author of The Emperor's General
Riveting and powerful insights on leadership. It's worth reading for the boardroom or in combat. -- Barry R. McCaffrey, former US Army Four-Star General, CiC US Southern Command

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