What can you learn from a 17th century samurai? Plenty, if that samurai happens to be Miyamoto Musashi, the master strategist who started fighting at age 13 and never lost a fight in his sixty match career. His insights on how to defeat any opponent are still relevant 400 years later in a world where winning isnt just a resume builder, but an absolute necessity. Musashis expertise extends beyond the technical how-to of swordplay into the deeper philosophy of successful combat. His emphasis on mastering not only your environment but yourself ultimately empowers you in all aspects of life. Success is not a fluke; it is a way of being. No matter what obstacles you face or enemies you encounter, youll be able to emerge victorious once you understand that conflict isnt just about crossing swords: its about matching wits and following through on a larger plan. A favorite among generals, businessmen and other contemporary warriors, the lavishly illustrated SmarterComics edition of The Book of Five Rings is a guide to the underlying principles of triumph. Whether youre dueling with corporate accountants or muscled muggers, this book teaches you that a great strategy trumps any cutting remark or hollow-tipped blade.