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Strategy Power Plays: Winning Business Ideas from the World's Greatest Strategic Minds by Karen Mccreadie, Tim Phillips

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4 NASTINESS WORKS TOO

Preparation isn't about hoping for the best: it's about having a strategy to cope with the worst, whatever that takes.

‘Cruel, treacherous and irreligious deeds increase the prestige of a new master of a country in which humanity, trustworthiness and religion have long ceased to have any force,’ Machiavelli wrote in a letter in 1506, seven years before he started writing The Prince. This shows that he didn't come up with the ideas for his book in a moment. When he was a working politician, they were already in his head.

DEFINING IDEA…

Nothing says ‘Obey Me’like a bloody head ona fence post!

~ STEWIE, FAMILY GUY

Now, a word about why we're here. We encourage others to be nice. We tell others what great people they ...

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