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The Art of War, Sun Tzu (I recommend the Samuel B. Griffith translation)

I like the mindset that Sun-Tzu advocates when it comes to conflict: victory is best achieved not through brute force, but through cunning, finesse, and foresight and with a minimum cost of blood or treasure to either side. Plan ahead, pick your battles, and take care of your people.

The Strategy of Conflict, Thomas Schelling

Nobel Prize Winner Schelling’s seminal tome on game theory. It’s not an easy read (to be honest, I have yet to finish it), nor does it have a lot of flavor, but it’s a pioneering effort.

Thinking Strategically: The Competitive Edge in Business, Politics, and Everyday Life (Norton Paperback), Avinash Dixit and Barry Nalebuff

Another meaty tome of game theory knowledge, but much more approachable than The Strategy of Conflict. If you’re completely new to game theory, this is a good place to start.