The New Machiavelli: The Art of Politics in Business
Alistair McAlpineISBN: 0471350958;
Ignore the latest buzz about the kinder, gentler world of new age, team-based management. It?s dog-eat-dog out there, and the sooner you realize it, the better. The New Machiavelli mines Machiavelli?s The Prince for the timeless rules and stratagems that can help today?s business rulers survive and prosper in the jungle of greed and treachery that is commerce. Alistair McAlpine enriches Machiavelli?s text with scenarios from modern business, offering keen new insight into what motivates people. You?ll learn the reasons why: Loyalty is not a reliable factor in the workplace Great power is held by the "little people" in a business It is better to spread power than to centralize it You should never believe your own publicity Fail to read it at your peril. "For most of my lifetime politicians have been trying to tell businessmen how to go about their tasks ... Both groups, however, will enjoy this shrewd...
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