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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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INTRODUCTION

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Three very different books, written centuries apart, have proved to be highly valued sources of ideas for ambitious business people. The Art of War has for many years been a favourite title among those keen to gain the upper hand in the boardroom. While cunning and insightful, Sun Tzu is keen to stress the importance for a leader of maintaining key virtues. Not so with Niccolo Machiavelli. His The Prince promoted such notoriously underhand (and downright dastardly) tactics that even people who've never read the book understand the implications of the term ‘Machiavellian’. Samuel Smiles’ Self-help is possibly less well-known as a ...

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