Princessa Machiavelli for Women

ISBN-10: 0440508320

ISBN-13: 9780440508328

Edition: N/A

Authors: Harriet Rubin

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A legacy of leadership for women only. For centuries men have used the lessons of Machiavelli's The Prince to gain and hold power. Today's women, struggling to succeed in a man's world, must learn a crucial lesson of their own: men and women are not equal--and that is a woman's greatest strength. From the wars of intimacy to battles of public life, whether confronting bosses, competitors, or lovers, the greatest power belongs to the woman who dares to use the subtle weapons that are hers alone. This provocative work urges women to claim what they want and deserve, offering a bold new battle plan that celebrates a woman's unique gifts: passion and intuition, sensitivity and cunning. It draws from history's legendary female divas and poets, saints and sinners, artists and activists--who, armed with a desire for justice and a spirit of outrageousness, achieved their impossible dreams. Their lasting legacy is codified in The Princessa: act like a woman, fight like a woman, and life will be yours to command.
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List price: $15.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/9/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

Women seeking empowerment in the business world will get much food for thought in Harriet Rubin's best-selling The Princessa: Machiavelli For Women (1997). Machiavelli's well known philosophy, set forth in The Prince, had powerful men engaging in ruthless conflict without conscience. Rubin's thesis has women solving conflict with compromise, cooperation and negotiation. The Prince was brutal. The Princessa needs subtle strategies and weapons. Rubin says, "For a woman to triumph, she cannot play by the rules of the game. They are not her rules, designed to enhance her strengths. She has to change the game." Harriet Rubin's other writings include articles for Inc. magazine: The Art of Going Solo, an entertaining, insightful diary of her break from big business and Peter's Principles, a provocative interview with the distinguished Peter F. Drucker. A 20-year veteran of corporate life, Rubin is familiar with women and power struggles in the workplace. She was a successful business book publisher for Doubleday/Currency for ten years but chose to leave to begin her own consultancy business in 1997.

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