The present work is an attempt to answer the question, “What would The Art of War read like if it had been written in modern times”. The question is relevant because the book is generally perceived as a work of strategy and studied by decision-makers in the military, government and business for its insights. In order to make the original text relevant to modern circumstances, however, it is necessary to treat many of its maxims metaphorically. Moreover, some of its useful observations are, indeed, literal but dated. If Sun Tzu lived today, what kind of language might he use to convey his quintessential perceptions? Such a deconstruction defines the ambition of The Soul of Power.