Lao-tzu, whose name means “Old Master,” was, according to legend, a contemporary of Confucius in the sixth century B.C.E. and the founder of the philosophical tradition of Taoism.
John Minford (editor/translator) is the translator of the Viking Penguin edition of the I Ching, for which he won the Australian Academy of the Humanities Medal for Excellence in Translation, as well as the acclaimed Viking Penguin edition of The Art of War. He is an emeritus professor of Chinese at the Australian National University.
The Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu is an ancient chinese text that contains ideas around striving, leadership, listening, being open, achievement, self confidence, humility, and more. It's true basis is the 'Tao' - a concept most commonly translated as the 'Way... SEE MORE