Power Ambition Glory

Power Ambition Glory

The Stunning Parallels Between Great Leaders Of The Ancient World And Today -- And The Lessons You Can Learn

Book - 2009
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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.
Publisher: New York : Crown Business, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780307408440
0307408442
Characteristics: xii, 308 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Prevas, John

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StarGladiator
Jun 14, 2016

Oh lordy, wealthy trust fund baby writes book as if he has some knowledge about something -- wealthy trust fund baby is descended from the biggest dope dealer of all time: Francis Blackwell Forbes --- which is why all should be highly skeptical.

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JP_Wright
Jun 14, 2016

Absolutely fascinating book! Steven Forbes & John Prevas team up to write about the challenges of ancient leaders compared with today’s business CEO’s and executives. I particularly loved the ancient history chapters about Cyrus, Xenophon, Alexander the Great, Hannibal, Julius Caesar, and Caesar Augustus. John Prevas actually hiked and climbed the geographic areas where Alexander’s empire reached the outskirts of India, and Hannibal’s arduous journey through the Alps. This gave him the insight to write very detailed stories about these incredible historic leaders and their endeavors. I don’t really think it does these ancient leaders any justice to compare their struggles and difficulties with those of modern day corporate CEO’s, or even people like Henry Ford and John Rockerfeller. After all, Hannibal and Alexander the Great fought major battles and led armies of tens of thousands or more at a time. I could not even imagine being in their shoes and or even being alive during that period of time. It makes me appreciate the luxuries and comforts we have today. However, I still appreciate the perspective of the book and its emphasis on leadership. If you are interested in ancient history, especially when it comes to leadership, I highly recommend this book.

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