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We don't usually inherit power. Often there's a struggle for influence, and you need to show strong leadership straight away.
When you're a prince who gains power by annexing a new territory – in our language, by taking over something else – Machiavelli tells us that you have ‘real difficulties’.
Public sentiment is everything.With public sentiment nothingcan fail; without it nothingcan succeed.
~ ABRAHAM LINCOLN
This is bad news if you're in business today. We've just been through an unprecedented era in mergers and acquisitions. Companies like networking giant Cisco have built a business on acquisition: it has purchased more than a hundred companies in the last ten years, sometimes at the rate of two ...