By Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove
The twenty-first century has more than its fair share of self-improvement books. Publications promising the secrets of time management, stunning presentations and interviews fill countless bookshelves, not to mention the blogs, tweets and much more. Just over five hundred years ago, the first publication of its type was produced. Nicolo Machiavelli’s The Prince is the sixteenth-century equivalent of Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People. Embedded beneath details of Alexander VI’s tribulations lie a ready supply of aphorisms and insights which are . . .
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