The Art of War: Chopped is a translated version true to Giles work in 1905, however, without the commentary, hence the simple "chopped" version. The text is simple, clear and crisp, and easy to follow. The text does find meaning today among scholars, executives, professors, lawyers, and self-help aficionados in the 21st century. It is used practically to get the upper hand in negotiations and to win business agreements. Business-school professors assign the book to their students and even sports professionals use it to win games. People have even used the text as the subject of a self-help dating guide. Simply, this 2,500-year-old book still resonates with today's audience.