e385c15d079bb77c2d98ad53004fee80“The virtue of strategy is that, if it is properly taught, it is useful in all things” -The Scroll of Earth

Often referred to as Japan’s Art of War, Miyomoto Musashi’s Book of Five Rings is now considered a classic of strategic theory. Undefeated both in battle and in nearly sixty duels, the aging samurai retreated to the sacred mountain Iawto and recorded a lifetime of strategic insight onto five scrolls. As relevant to the boardroom as the battlefield, Musashi proposed that his ruthlessly elegant approach applies to all confrontations.

Now Musahsi’s timeless lessons are available in their most readable translation yet, each section featuring a full-color Japanese woodprint from the Tokugawa or Meiji era.

Translation by Jon Han-Sun