If you remember that this book is a satire, then you’ll be okay. I did find myself mentally yelling at him “hello, that’s what Sun Tzu said!” when he gets persnickity about certain things. His quotes are good. He’s more of a Machiavelli than a Sun Tzu and it shows. I think the biggest problem that I have with the book is that fact that the main conceit is out of place. Business isn’t war, it’s court politics. That being said, he has a few good chapters, and some amusing lines. And he has to admit that Sun Tzu did get it right sometimes. All in all though, I’ll take Dogbert’s Guide to Management first.
Sun Tzu Was a Sissy by Stanley Bing