Almost everything I know about Machiavelli, packed into a short digital book.
This book is a collection of essays, breaking down key concepts and themes from the highly influential work, The Prince, written by Niccolò Machiavelli.
The essays are fundamentally about power: how to acquire it and then, how to keep it. They show how many of the principals documented in The Prince are still relevant today and used in the fields of business, politics and beyond.
Each of the chapters in the book explains a key idea from Machiavelli’s original writing and expands on it. In particular, they focus on power dynamics, both social and political. They include historical anecdotes (both from his text and elsewhere) and explanations on how the work still applies in a more modern context.
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A BRIEF SYNOPSIS OF THE PRINCE
CHAPTER 1 - BE PRESENT
CHAPTER 2 - DO NOT BE NEUTRAL
CHAPTER 3 - BE BOTH THE MAN AND THE BEAST
CHAPTER 4 - DESTROY, DO NOT WOUND
CHAPTER 5 - ACQUIRE WHEN YOU CAN
CHAPTER 6 - NEVER BRING OTHERS TO POWER
CHAPTER 7 - BE FEARED
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