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Seller: ancientgifts (4,597) 100%, Location: Ferndale, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 382334876989 Alexander The Great’s Art of Strategy: The Timeless Leadership Lessons of History’s Greatest Builder by Partha Bose. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Softcover: 301 pages. Publisher: Gotham Books; (2003). A rousing biography that shows how to put the tactics and insights of history's greatest conqueror to work for you. Throughout the ages, Alexander the Great has been celebrated for building an empire that spanned from Greece to India by the time he was thirty-three. Today he continues to inspire business, government, and military magnates, and leaders from Ted Turner to Norman Schwarzkopf have brought his techniques and vision to boardrooms and battlefields in achieving their success. In “Alexander the Great's Art of Strategy”, Partha Bose follows Alexander's life and military campaigns and shows how you can employ his leadership lessons to conquer today's challenges in commerce, politics, and life. Bose combines his preeminent knowledge of the business world with his passionate study of Alexander to bring to life case studies of winning corporations, such as Dell, General Electric, and Wal-Mart that have followed the example of one of history's greatest leaders. CONDITION: NEW (but not entirely unblemished). Pages are crisp, clean, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, and unambiguously unread. Book is entirely without blemish except that there is a crumple/crease to the upper open corner of the front cover, as if the cover got bumped or caught against a shelf or another book. It's purely superficial, just a half-moon shaped crease along the upper edge of the front cover near the open corner. The pages beneath are entirely unaffected, it's just a minor tweak (no tears, etc.). Condition is entirely consistent with new stock from an open-shelf book store (such as Barnes & Noble, or B. Dalton for instance) wherein patrons are permitted to browse open stock, and so otherwise "new" books often have become slightly blemished and/or show a little handling/shelf/browsing wear. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! #1850.2a. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: Alexander the Great endures as one of the most admired and emulated leaders in world history. In our time, his example of unprecedented and unparalleled success has inspired leaders of business and government, from media mogul Ted Turner (who keeps a bronze bust of Alexander in his office) to Desert Storm commander General Norman Schwarzkopf (who credits Alexander's tactical innovations for his dramatic flanking maneuver against the Iraqi army in the liberation of Kuwait). In Alexander the Great’s Art of Strategy”, Partha Bose, one of the world's leading experts on business strategy, gives fresh insight into Alexander's leadership and legacy, and shows how you can use the secrets of his success to conquer today's challenges, as successful executives, politicians, and generals have. Blending insights from his years of experience in the business world with his lifelong study of Alexander, Bose interweaves a gripping biography with compelling analyses of contemporary case studies of successful corporations that have applied Alexander's lessons to their business, including Dell, General Electric, Wal-Mart, and the Washington Post company. This is a provocative and invaluable book for leaders everywhere. Author Partha Bose is marketing director of Allen & Overy, one of the world's largest law firms. He is also a former chief marketing officer and partner of the Monitor Group and has previously been a partner at McKinsey & Company. Born in India, Bose now divides his time between Boston and London. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: Indian-born strategy adviser Bose sees Alexander the Great as a paragon of strategy and leadership for contemporary businesspersons. And apparently, he's not alone: Baz Luhrman, Norman Schwarzkopf, Oliver Stone and Ted Turner all agree the ruler was onto something. Bose here takes readers through the major events of Alexander's life, inserting observations and lessons relevant to business. The history sections, covering Alexander's birth and early education under Aristotle's tutelage to his death and the dissolution of his vast empire are engaging. Bose skips deftly from the defeated Alexander trusting a shepherd to lead him through the snow to Persepolis, to Lou Gerstner's approach to trust when he arrived at IBM. Required reading for any student of strategy and organizational structures. REVIEW: The king of Macedonia from 336 until 323 B.C., Alexander influenced countless leaders in the centuries that followed, including modern times, with his ideas about strategy and education, according to the author, a seasoned expert on marketing and business strategy. This largely historical book is a showcase for the author's deep understanding of personal development, leadership, problem-solving, competition, and, of course, business strategy. The richness of these lessons cannot be overstated. Taught by Aristotle, Alexander also introduced teaching methods that revolutionized classroom learning and are still used in top schools. This is an exquisitely drawn portrait and an intellectual treasure. As inspirational reading for the managerial class, this book fits the bill. REVIEW: Part biography and part management guide, “Alexander the Great's Art of Strategy” is a compelling and insightful book that should be read by leaders everywhere. Highly entertaining. It is one of those rare books that teaches lessons but it is still fun to read. It draws parallels between his career and those of a host of figures. Bose has illuminated the ways Alexander’s ways are the ways for twenty-first century leadership. REVIEW: A fascinating analysis and application of the life and times of Alexander the Great. This is a synthesizing tome that informs and enlightens us about the way we can approach our world today. Bose does a terrific job capturing the critical value of strategic planning in politics, war, and business. Unlike many books on strategy and tactics, it is also a compelling read. If you want to know about the greatest-ever war leader’s strategy, this is a fine place to start. As a management book, it is good fun as well. REVIEW: A panoramic view of 2,500 years of political, military, and business history that challenges us to reflect on the way that past strategic actions have shaped the way we solve problems and address issues today. This is a book about ancient Greece in the sense in which Machiavelli’s “The Prince” is a book about Renaissance Florence. Partha Bose uses the career of Alexander the Great as a point of departure for comparing episodes from the distant past with episodes from recent business history to elicit timeless principles of strategy and tactics. Indispensable. REVIEW: For business managers who enjoy reading about history and strategy, Partha Bose’s “Alexander the Great’s Art of Strategy” offers a serious book about both. For those who yearn to build a business and achieve greatness, Bose offers principles that worked for Alexander the Great and might enlighten modern day empire builders too. Bose allows the reader to learn from the achievements and foibles of one of the most remarkable men of all time. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: Partha Bose has crafted an impressive volume that stands equally well as a work of interpretive history or as a contemporary guide to effective business strategy. Like any lessons-of-history-applied-to-business volume, it works to find a delicate balance between past and present. Its practical business examples range from Honda to IBM to the war in Afghanistan (a land which Alexander was the last to conquer successfully). Fortunately, Bose avoids the temptation to give the facts of history short shrift. Do not expect to find an answer about whether to do that big acquisition deal. (You’ll never establish your own business empire if you get too caught up in the details!) Instead, this volume brings to life the classic lessons of leadership that march across the eons, unstoppable, unchanging, unchallenged, like the Macedonian legion itself. We highly recommend this book to executives, strategists, history buffs and all those who harbor a secret desire to rule the world! REVIEW: An excellent analysis of a young Macedonian leader whose leadership skills is still being practiced in modern times. A fine piece of journalism, in which Partha weaves a perfect bridge between two eras. A must read for young aspiring strategists for all walks of life. An exhaustive bibliography sets the bar for fine research and documentation which enables one to understand the analysis. I highly recommend this book. A fun read too. REVIEW: The flow of this book is in alignment with the thought process of business executives. The USP of this book is it has historical pieces coupled along with strong analysis to churn out wisdom for leaders as well as strategists in every sphere. May be a few historical points are not spot on in this book. However, the readers of this book should not be in pursuit of history but wisdom acquisition from the life of the greatest conqueror of all time, Alexander the Great, who never lost a war. This book makes a close analysis into what made Alexander so special. Apart from being gifted with special traits of a natural leader, Alexander was able to make huge magnitude of impact during his short life due to his forward thinking father, Philips of Macedonian. Aristotle, mentor of Alexander, helped him develop a strong analytic framework of mind and appreciation for looking at issues from various perspectives. The book mentions that the "think global act local" approach was first promulgated by Alexander. As one reads on, one will understand how and why many leaders/strategists (in various spheres) over the centuries have been inspired by Alexander the Great. REVIEW: Like ancient history and business as well? Then this is for you. While working on the WEF competitive reports with Besife Tonwe, we got into a discussion about how despite all the technology advances human nature has changed little in 3000 years. I thought not. Besife's claim was that read Niall Ferguson's “House of Rothschild” and you pretty much have the narratives of the 1929 crash and the 2000 tech wreck, except they take place between 1798 and 1848. Bose's book was the test and confirms his theory. Rats. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. 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Culture: Ancient Greece Greek, Material: Paper, Title: Alexander The Great’s Art of Strategy, Subtitle: The Timeless Leadership Lessons, Format: Softcover

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