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Friday, June 29, 2018

Tao Teh King - Lao Tzu

The Tao Teh King literally translates to "The Book of the Way", which aptly and simply describes what this small book is about. This book of rules will guide a person, whether they are building a business, leading a group, or seeking to master oneself.

I wanted to re-read this book and it turned out this particular translation was free on Amazon. Like many books of its kind, translators have all taken their own ideas and placed them upon this piece, so depending on which version you read, you may get a different impressions of what this book is about. This particular translation seems to cater more to viewing this through a lens of self-improvement.

Depending on your goals in reading this, it may not be the best translation for you.

Other popular translations:
Translation by Stephen Mitchell
Translation by Gia-Fu Feng
Translation by Red Pine

Recommended Reads:
The Art of War - Sun Tzu
The Book of Five Rings - Miyamoto Musashi
The Prince - Niccolò Machiavelli

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