Vital Remnants
Vital Remnants
Sep 15, 2019
3. Machiavelli's The Prince | Starting New Enterprises
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In this installment of the Vital Remnants Podcast, Dr. Gary Gregg guides listeners through chapters six and seven of Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince, identifying seven lessons for modern leaders. Those lessons include warnings about founding new enterprises, a caution to grow your enterprise slowly rather than quickly, and a core lesson for contemporary political leaders about the importance of gaining popular support and some techniques for doing it.

Target 3 Reading: Chapters 6-8, pp. 21-38 of Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince, Second Edition, Translated and with an Introduction by Harvey C. Mansfield (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998)

Download Dr. Gregg's Guide to The Prince here

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Intro: Natalie Smith, McConnell Center Civic Education Coordinator 

Host: Dr. Gary L. Gregg II, McConnell Center Director

Producer: Connor Tracy, McConnell Center SBS Coordinator 


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