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Strategy Power Plays: Winning Business Ideas from the World's Greatest Strategic Minds

Book Description

Based on the success of the distinctive Infinite Success series, Infinite Ideas has now brought together some of the best ideas from that series to form a themed compendium. In Strategy power plays, Karen McCreadie and Tim Phillips combine some of the greatest political and military stategic concepts from their interpretations of these two classics - Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince; Sun Tzu's The Art of War. Here, in one handy volume McCreadie and Phillips interpret the key ideas in these classics for the modern world of business and life.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. Introduction
  6. Qualities of a successful Leader
    1. 1.   All or nothing
    2. 2.   Winning over resistance
    3. 3.   Big business and big businessmen
    4. 4.   Nastiness works too
    5. 5.   Get real
    6. 6.   Caress or crush
    7. 7.   Cometh the hour
    8. 8.   Buy a big hat
    9. 9.   Be a practical dreamer
    10. 10.  Toughen up
    11. 11.  Stop being so nice
    12. 12.  Mercy is overrated
    13. 13.  Be beastly
    14. 14.  It’s your time now
    15. 15.  Nothing fails like success
    16. 16.  Strategic rigidity is dangerous
    17. 17.  Run with the opportunities
    18. 18.  Into the unknown
    19. 19.  You make your own luck
    20. 20.  Say what you mean
    21. 21.  Foster leadership virtues
    22. 22.  Do the maths
    23. 23.  Risky business
    24. 24.  Be decisive
    25. 25.  Turn misfortune into gain
    26. 26.  Getting back on the horse
    27. 27.  Avoid the five faults of leadership
    28. 28.  Beware the ego
  7. Dealing with the opposition
    1. 29.  Be prepared to change your strategy
    2. 30.  Use it or lose it
    3. 31.  Stand up for yourself
    4. 32.  Share power to get power
    5. 33.  Your enemy’s enemy
    6. 34.  Not invented here
    7. 35.  You make the difference
    8. 36.  Learn to deceive your audience
    9. 37.  Bait the trap
    10. 38.  Remove emotion from strategy
    11. 39.  Size does matter
    12. 40.  GO Where there is no competition
    13. 41.  Conceal your plans
    14. 42.  Unite in adversity
    15. 43.  Choose your alliances carefully
    16. 44.  When the enemy falters go for the jugular
    17. 45.  Go for the throat
    18. 46.  Do your due diligence
    19. 47.  Gather information carefully
  8. Getting the most out of your workforce
    1. 48.  Get out there
    2. 49.  Aim high
    3. 50.  They do it your way
    4. 51.  We hate suckers
    5. 52.  It’s a dirty job
    6. 53.  Cut out the middle man
    7. 54.  The buck stops here
    8. 55.  If you want something done well, do it yourself
    9. 56.  Leaders lead
    10. 57.  Lead from the front
    11. 58.  Better feared than loved
    12. 59.  The common touch
    13. 60.  It’s a wonderful world
    14. 61.  They work for you
    15. 62.  Get over yourself
    16. 63.  Yes or no
    17. 64.  Your philosophy matters
    18. 65.  Integration is essential
    19. 66.  Ensure your ‘big picture’ is possible
    20. 67.  Employ the right people for the job
    21. 68.  Control through division
    22. 69.  Harness the power of teams
    23. 70.  Reward your people
    24. 71.  Talk to each other
    25. 72.  Unite as one
    26. 73.  Stop the whispers
    27. 74.  Excesses spell trouble
    28. 75.  Balance reward and punishment
    29. 76.  Show confidence in your people
    30. 77.  Instill some order
    31. 78.  Regard your employees as your children
    32. 79.  Don’t be too soft
    33. 80.  Study the well-being of your people
    34. 81.  Strength and strength of character
    35. 82.  Put your back against the wall
    36. 83.  Acknowledge emotions
  9. The public face
    1. 84.  Never again
    2. 85.  People power
    3. 86.  The establishment rules
    4. 87.  Put it away
    5. 88.  Be a miser
    6. 89.  Lie to me baby
    7. 90.  Keep your mouth shut
    8. 91.  Pants on fire
    9. 92.  The mug’s eyeful
    10. 93.  The voice of authority
    11. 94.  Know your environment
    12. 95.  Act fast
    13. 96.  Pick your battles
    14. 97.  Never be afraid to admit when you’re wrong
    15. 98.  Never underestimate your opponent
    16. 99.  Silence is not always golden
    17. 100.  It’s your story
  10. Index