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When two business cultures come together, more often than not it's a failure. If you don't stop people hankering for the old days, that failure's definite.
Act like a man ofthought – think likea man of action.
~ THOMAS MANN
Machiavelli was a republican. He had lived in a republic, he wrote admiringly about republics in other books, and he believed that a republic offered the best opportunity for the maximum number of people to be happy and virtuous. But he was primarily a realist, and he knew that republics in his age didn't tend to last.
The most admired attribute of a state is strength, he writes. So he spends some time in the fifth chapter of The Prince discussing what happens if you annex a state ...