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Hagakure (Kyūjitai: 葉隱; Shinjitai: 葉隠; meaning Hidden by the Leaves or hidden leaves), or Hagakure Kikigaki is a practical and spiritual guide for a warrior, drawn from a collection of commentaries by the samurai Yamamoto Tsunetomo, the third ruler of what is now Saga prefecture in Japan. Tsuramoto Tashiro compiled these commentaries from his conversations with Tsunetomo from 1709 to 1716. It is also known as The Book of the Samurai, Analects of Nabeshima or Hagakure Analects.
In the movie The Matrix, the protagonist Neo has a choice: he can swallow a blue pill and remain peacefully asleep and blissfully ignorant, or he can swallow the red pill and embrace the painful truth of reality. Ctrl Alt Delete, a new book from Mitch Joel, a leading marketing expert who also authors the popular blog Six Pixels of Separation, offers readers a similar choice.