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Sonshi's 20th Anniversary and the start of a new adventure ☮❤

The date August 12, 2019 marks the 20th Anniversary of my life's work at Sonshi, a website dedicated to Sun Tzu's Art of War. 

When I first published Sonshi online in 1999, Google was a small search company contracted by Yahoo! to supplement their handpicked search results. When Yahoo! handpicked to be the top result for Sun Tzu's Art of War, I thought I died and went to heaven. However, Google was where we went to 10 years later and the rest is history.

The reason why I started Sonshi was my obsession with Sun Tzu, but the main reason why I continued for another 20 years was because of the friendships I've built. One such friendship is with Trey Davis, someone who has been a supporter of Sonshi virtually since its inception.

As I am starting a brand new chapter in my life with, I feel fortunate for the wonderful successes through the years as well as the lessons learned. Life has cycles of good times and bad times, and so I am most grateful for good friends who remind me of who I strive to be daily by being who they are themselves: geniuses of love.

Thank you everyone for the memories at Sonshi as we create new ones at Genius of Love. Let's take flight and continue the fun. ☮❤

James ready to take flight


  1. has been a beacon of light, a daymark and a light house at various times for me since I joined. The tenets, principles and lessons I have derived from the site itself as well as it’s prodigious members - much of which stems from The Art of War - in some ways taught me what to think, but more importantly how to think. The collective wisdom represented at made it clear to me that, as opposed to resisting, fighting and wrestling with life’s troubles, I am to follow the natural course and allow life to work it’s craft, to do its work, to mold, bend and form me into something stronger, better and healthier. This openness of mind has lead to a peace that is difficult to verbalize or characterize. It’s a peace that has allowed me to help others, love others and affect others positively all more profoundly. And that, my friend, is the purpose of my life.

    All of that due to the brainhild of one Thomas Huynh that is So to say I am grateful to Thomas falls embarrassingly short of my true feelings.

    1. Wow. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your feelings about our work at Sonshi. No worries, I'm simply in a different place (Genius of Love). Thomas


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