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Chess and racial persecution in a novel that you will read all in one go!
Paolo Maurensig - translated by Jon Rothschild - Owl Books - 1998 - 144 pages

The Lüneburg Variation

2024 May 21 | by Arduino Mancini Chess - Conflict and Games Theory - Historical Fiction

A gunshot ends the life of a wealthy German businessman. Is it an accident? A suicide? A murder? The execution of a sentence? And for what fault? The genuine answer is surprising: it is a chess move! Behind that move lies a hell shaped like a chessboard. Going back in time, move by move, we […]

A brief history of humankind
Yuval Noah Harari - Harper Perennial - 2018 - 578 pages


2023 January 25 | by Arduino Mancini Change management - Conflict and Games Theory - Education

This book is essential for anyone who wants to understand who we are and where we are going, drawing inspiration from the history of humankind. As you understand, we are not talking about minor issues. Sapiens, A brief history of humankind is the summary of an immense study conducted over the years by Yuval Noah […]

Want to learn the best game on earth?
Yuri Averbakh, Mikhail Beilin - Chess Evolution - 2014 - 284 pages

Journey to the Chess Kingdom

2022 February 24 | by Arduino Mancini Conflict and Games Theory

Why have I decided to present you this chess manual? Simply because learning how to play chess will be extremely important for your professional and personal growth: more important than a course on strategy or conflict management; critical in reinforcing in a short time frame your ability to think intentionally in problem-solving. More than other […]

A book that many would like you NOT to read
Different authors and editions

The Thirty-Six Stratagems

2022 January 13 | by Arduino Mancini Conflict and Games Theory - Negotiation - Resilience

Some preliminary information about the book A book you are unlikely to be recommended because, like The Art of War, those who have read it tend to keep to themselves what they learned. The book is an ancient masterpiece of Chinese thinking and probably dates back to the end of the Ming era (1368-1644); since […]

The strategy book for power people that everyone must read. Want to know why?
Sun Tzu – translation by Thomas Cleary - Shambhala Publications, Inc.- 1988 - 484 pages

The Art of War - Complete Texts and Commentaries

2021 June 22 | by Arduino Mancini Conflict and Games Theory - Effective thinking - Leadership

Sun Tzu’s Art of War, compiled more than two thousand years ago, is a study of the behaviour of organizations in conflict: it is perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world. Sun Tzu’s Art of War, or Sun-Tzu pìng-fa, was written in the Warring States Period (453-221B.C.) by a mysterious Chinese […]