The Prince, Machiavelli's famously controversial work, is a leadership classic. This was the first book of its type to promise secrets of time management, presentations, change management and interview skills. With simple prose and straightforward logic Machiavelli's study of attaining power is relevant for any modern reader seeking to make their way in the world.
This deluxe edition includes: Original commentary offering new research and analysis by self-help literature guru Tom Butler-Bowdon Ideas for how Machiavelli's teachings can be used for our self-development in the present day A biography of Niccolo Machiavelli and chronology of his life and the events surrounding publication of the book
Today, The Prince remains vital reading for anyone in business or politics and continues to win new fans.
I Of the Various Kinds of Princedom, and of the Ways in Which They Are Acquired.
II Of Hereditary Princedoms.
III Of Mixed Princedoms.
IV Why the Kingdom of Darius, Conquered by Alexander, Did Not, on Alexander's Death, Rebel Against His Successors.
V How Cities or Provinces Which Before Their Acquisition Have Lived Under Their Own Laws Are To Be Governed.
VI Of New Princedoms Which a Prince Acquires With His Own Arms and by Merit.
VII Of New Princedoms Acquired By the Aid of Others and By Good Fortune.
VIII Of Those Who By Their Crimes Come to Be Princes.
IX Of the Civil Princedom.
X How the Strength of All Princedoms Should Be Measured.
XI Of Ecclesiastical Princedoms.
XII How Many Different Kinds of Soldiers There Are, and of Mercenaries.
XIII Of Auxiliary, Mixed, and National Arms.
XIV Of the Duty of a Prince In Respect of Military Affairs.
XV Of the Qualities In Respect of Which Men, and Most of all Princes, Are Praised or Blamed.
XVI Of Liberality and Miserliness.
XVII Of Cruelty and Clemency, and Whether It Is Better To Be Loved or Feared.
XVIII How Princes Should Keep Faith.
XIX That a Prince Should Seek to Escape Contempt and Hatred.
XX Whether Fortresses, and Certain Other Expedients to Which Princes Often Have Recourse, are Profitable or Hurtful.
XXI How a Prince Should Bear Himself So As to Acquire Reputation.
XXII Of the Secretaries of Princes.
XXIII That Flatterers Should Be Shunned.
XXIV Why the Princes of Italy Have Lost Their States.
XXV What Fortune Can Effect in Human Affairs, and How She May Be Withstood.
XXVI An Exhortation to Liberate Italy from the Barbarians.