Best Leadership Books of All Time

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The Art of War by Sun Tzu (5th century B.C.)

Dozens of notable leaders from Napoleon and General MacArthur to Marc Benioff and Bill Belichick claim to draw inspiration from this ancient Chinese military manual. Comprised of 13 sections, each dedicated to a different aspect of battle strategy, The Art of War is packed with timeless insights into how to set goals and achieve them. The basic premise: that “strategy” isn’t so much a matter of list-making as it is preparation to react swiftly and appropriately to any situation that might come up.