What it’s about
The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the Late Spring and Autumn Period. The work, which is attributed to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu, is composed of 13 chapters. Each one is devoted to an aspect of warfare and how it applies to military strategy and tactics.
Why you should read it
The message taught in this book regarding the importance of taking in the whole is so powerful that it beggars belief that is not taught in schools, it is literally the ultimate guide in regards to how to make informed decisions. It will also give a person a far greater understanding of the way the world works.
All in all, it is virtually impossible to succeed in life without understanding the message of this text, which needless to say makes this book an absolute must read.
In regards to which version to read, there are many translations available, the best in my opinion is the Denma translation version which can be purchased via the link below.