Niccolo Machiavelli

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Noun1.Niccolo Machiavelli - a statesman of Florence who advocated a strong central government (1469-1527)Niccolo Machiavelli - a statesman of Florence who advocated a strong central government (1469-1527)
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To appreciate the absurdity of the War on Terror in general, and such tragicomic episodes as the bombing of "Khorasan" in particular, one needs an encyclopedic knowledge not only of Islamic history and eschatology, but also a certain familiarity with the strategic thought of such intellectual heavyweights as Sun Tzu, Machievelli, Pere Ubu, Henry Kissinger, and Bugs Bunny.
Many people speak poorly about Niccolo Machievelli, but who can question his results?
The management thinkers that make up the first section of this book, over 45 in total, consist of most of the world's most influential management gurus and writers, ranging from Peter Drucker to Tom Peters, Sun Tzu to Machievelli.