Machiavelli never went away… and St. Benedict has a point or two to make!

From 1531 till now some behaviors haven’t changed…not in the corporate world and not in politics. The word ‘Machiavellian’  has become synonymous with  heartless, selfish manipulation of others, controlling outcomes at any cost. New corporate wisdom it seems still flows equally from Machiavelli, The Prince and Sun Tzu, The Art of War.

Corporate survival lesson from a monk and a fifth century Christian saint….just goes to show that most human wisdom and certainly the best of it last a very long long time because it is rooted in real life experiences. Too much intellectual cogitation may not be that good for business!


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