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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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Power is the ability to change things. So if you have power, but don't use it, you're wasting it.

In his 1506 letter, written seven years before he started work on The Prince itself, Machiavelli wrote that ‘everyone should act as his spirit moves him, and audaciously’.

DEFINING IDEA…

Some people want it tohappen, some wish itwould happen, othersmake it happen.

~ MICHAEL JORDAN

One of the many remarkable aspects of The Prince is that it was written as a gift for the rulers from the Medici family, who had only recently had Machiavelli tortured for a couple of weeks after he was implicated in a conspiracy against them. His torture had involved being hoisted into the air by his hands, which were tied behind his back. ...

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