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Power ambition glory [electronic resource] : the stunning parallels between great leaders of the ancient world and today -- and the lessons you can learn / Steve Forbes & John Prevas.

Forbes, Steve, 1947- (Author). Prevas, John. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780307452290 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 0307452298 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xii, 308 p.) : ill., maps.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown Business, c2009.

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General Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: The Persian Empire : cultural diversity, self-determination, and the art of making money -- Cyrus the Great : lessons in tolerance and inclusion -- Classical Greece : do thinkers make good leaders? -- Xenophon : building consensus and finding direction -- Alexander the Great : the Price of Arrogance -- Carthage: a business man's paradise -- Hannibal of Carthage : thinking out of the box -- The Roman Republic : the ultimate multinational -- Julius Caesar : ego and ambition -- Augustus : stability and moderation.
Summary, etc.: A collaboration between the chairman and CEO of Forbes Media and a classics professor compares six great leaders of the ancient world to contemporary business leaders to evaluate their successes and their failures.
Source of Description Note: Description based on print version record.
Subject: Leadership > Case studies.
Power (Social sciences) > Case studies.
Civilization, Classical.
Genre: Electronic books.

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