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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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7 COMETH THE HOUR

If you achieve success, you'd like to think that you would have succeeded in any job in any company. Not true, Machiavelli points out. Leaders are usually successful because they're right for the moment.

DEFINING IDEA…

More things in politics happenby accident or exhaustion thanhappen by conspiracy.

~ JEFF GREENFIELD,JOURNALIST AND NOVELIST

‘Rulers maintain themselves better if they owe little to luck,’ says Machiavelli, describing how a prince can maintain a kingdom he has won through arms and ability in Chapter 6. But he's defining luck closely. What he doesn't consider to be luck is the combination of the right time and the drive to succeed that throws forward a ruler. Indeed, he considers the spark of frustration ...

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