The Mind of a Leader 1: Lessons in Management from Niccolò Machiavelli's The Prince (26-part series - Enhanced DVD)
The duplicity of Machiavelli's sixteenth century, The Prince (1513) is both description and proscription of a third term to leadership in Medieval Europe. Agitating for ascension of natural ambition over ecclesiastical authority, Machiavelli contradicts the Papacy of Alexander VI in the Vatican, in open provocation in a Janus faced politics of blasphemy.
Speaking against Borgia rule with the forthrightness of true heresy, Machiavelli exemplifies his belief in Roman Republican rule and the right to commission violence on behalf of the state. The imposition of the order of modern governance where reprehensible actions may be justified in their effects, Machiavelli’s Prince claims authoritarian right to sovereign dominion of conquered territory outside the rule of the Church.
Judicious governance is key say top executives. Machiavelli’s critical insight into the tacit consent of the masses, and the modern state in the face of dissenting Venetian and Reformation polities was innovative in style. Much like Machiavelli’s bid to win favoritism of the Medici family before his final attack of their reputation, timing is essential to the dynamics of the thought leadership behind modern takeovers.
Part of a 26 film series, this eye opening history of peril and deceit is critical for any executive involved in merger and acquisition takeover strategy. The film features insights from top business leaders known for attaining strategic goals under considerably challenging circumstances.
The Mind of a Leader 1: Lessons in Management from Niccolò Machiavelli's The Prince