Machiavellian Intelligence

How to survive and rise in the modern corporation

By Dr Mark Powell & Jonathan Gifford
LID Publishing, 2017

Machiavellian Intelligence explores the little-discussed fact that most modern corporations are not, as people tend to assume, rational and meritocratic operations in which hard work and talent will inevitably be rewarded, but complex social systems which must be skilfully navigated to obtain power and influence. The book analyses six ‘good’ habits common amongst talented and hard-working executives that are, in fact, bad for their careers. Machiavellian Intelligence has been translated into Russian and Chinese

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