Power Ambition Glory: The Stunning Parallels between Great Leaders of the Ancient World and Today . . . and the Lessons We All Can Learn (2020)

Power Ambition Glory The Stunning Parallels between Great Leaders of the Ancient World and Today and the Lessons We All Can Learn Based on an extraordinary collaboration between Steve Forbes chairman CEO and editor in chief of Forbes Media and classics professor John Prevas Power Ambition Glory provides intriguing compariso
  • Title: Power Ambition Glory: The Stunning Parallels between Great Leaders of the Ancient World and Today . . . and the Lessons We All Can Learn
  • Author: Steve Forbes John Prevas
  • ISBN: 9780307408440
  • Page: 164
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Based on an extraordinary collaboration between Steve Forbes, chairman, CEO, and editor in chief of Forbes Media, and classics professor John Prevas, Power Ambition Glory provides intriguing comparisons between six great leaders of the ancient world and contemporary business leaders Great leaders not only have vision but know how to build structures to effect it CyrusBased on an extraordinary collaboration between Steve Forbes, chairman, CEO, and editor in chief of Forbes Media, and classics professor John Prevas, Power Ambition Glory provides intriguing comparisons between six great leaders of the ancient world and contemporary business leaders Great leaders not only have vision but know how to build structures to effect it Cyrus the Great did so in creating an empire based on tolerance and inclusion, an approach highly unusual for his or any age Jack Welch and John Chambers built their business empires using a similar approach, and like Cyrus, they remain the exceptions rather than the rule Great leaders know how to build consensus and motivate by doing what is right rather than what is in their self interest Xenophon put personal gain aside to lead his fellow Greeks out of a perilous situation in Persia something very similar to what Lou Gerstner and Anne Mulcahy did in rescuing IBM and Xerox Character matters in leadership Alexander the Great had exceptional leadership skills that enabled him to conquer the eastern half of the ancient world, but he was ultimately destroyed by his inability to manage his phenomenal success The corporate world is full of similar examples, such as the now incarcerated Dennis Kozlowski, who, flush with success at the head of his empire, was driven down the highway of self destruction by an out of control ego A great leader is one who challenges the conventional wisdom of the day and is able to think out of the box to pull off amazing feats Hannibal did something no one in the ancient world thought possible he crossed the Alps in winter to challenge Rome for control of the ancient world That same innovative way of thinking enabled Serge Brin and Larry Page of Google to challenge and best two formidable competitors, Microsoft and Yahoo A leader must have ambition to succeed, and Julius Caesar had plenty of it He set Rome on the path to empire, but his success made him believe he was a living god and blinded him to the dangers that eventually did him in The parallels with corporate leaders and Wall Street master of the universe types are numerous, but none salient than Hank Greenberg, who built the AIG insurance empire only to be struck down at the height of his success by the corporate daggers of his directors And finally, leadership is about keeping a sane and modest perspective in the face of success and remaining focused on the fundamentals the nuts and bolts of making an organization work day in and day out Augustus saved Rome from dissolution after the assassination of Julius Caesar and ruled it for than forty years, bringing the empire to the height of its power What made him successful were personal humility, attention to the mundane details of building and maintaining an infrastructure, and the understanding of limits Augustus set Rome on a course of prosperity and stability that lasted for centuries, just as Alfred Sloan, using many of the same approaches, built GM into the leviathan that until recently dominated the automotive business.From the Hardcover edition.
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    One Reply to “Power Ambition Glory: The Stunning Parallels between Great Leaders of the Ancient World and Today . . . and the Lessons We All Can Learn”

    1. Power Ambition Glory, published last June, reflects Steve Forbes s quieter qualities the introverted intellectual with a taste for history lessons Forbes took a BA in history at Princeton In Power Ambition Glory, Steve and co author John Prevas examine the leadership styles of the ancients, such as Cyrus the Great of the 6th century BC, whom we learn was the first to recognize basic human rights and ruled his vast empire accordingly On the Cyrus Cylinder , the Persian King inscribed in cuneiform [...]

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    3. Absolutely fascinating book Steven Forbes John Prevas team up to write about the challenges of ancient leaders compared with today s business CEO s and executives I particularly loved the ancient history chapters about Cyrus, Xenophon, Alexander the Great, Hannibal, Julius Caesar, and Caesar Augustus John Prevas actually hiked and climbed the geographic areas where Alexander s empire reached the outskirts of India, and Hannibal s arduous journey through the Alps This gave him the insight to writ [...]

    4. As a brief analysis of great leaders and their management styles, this is a good book As a business management title this book falls short of the mark Although the book has Steve Forbes listed as the main author, the bulk of the book was actually written by historian John Prevas It reads mostly as a historical overview of the lives of the greatest leaders in history from Hannibal to Alexander the Great After discussing their lives Steve Forbes adds comparisons to modern corporate heads He compar [...]

    5. reduce taxes 180 squeegee men jaywalked, see things for yourself defy conventional motivate don t ignore history conquer self, greeks small independent city states, leaders confident articulate modest vision direction motivation character courageous honest ask right question seek to understand opposing ideas, self control foundation of success, fannie and Freddie corruption never prosecuted like Enron and others, Alexander beloved own propaganda conquer though no manage, Carthage sacrificed infa [...]

    6. This was miserable Forbes is a great man, but a terrible author The parts by Prevas were nice well written summaries of the great leaders and included all of the pertinent details The section on modern leaders by Forbes was sketchy and vague They should have been equally as long if not longer when covering multiple parallels and not made nearly as many assumptions about the readers knowledge of centuries old corporate America Further the parallels actually drawn like crossing the Rubicon were si [...]

    7. disregard the social wealth status of Forbes, this is a decent book about the parallel world between modern successful failure business leaders and their practices relative by using ancient Western histories Yes, history repeat itself over and over and over againbut guess what Seldom do we have leaders politicians are learning from the past and from previous mistakesForbes narrates a few empires people such as the Greek, Spartans, Persian, Hannibal the Punic Carthaginian , Alexander the Great, t [...]

    8. This excellent book serves as a wonderful reminder of Aristotle s dictum that it is important for a leader to conquer himself than to conquer others As the authors sequentially compare the leaders of the past to today s leaders, the same issues come up self discipline, ambition, and success This book does an excellent job of showing that The ugly stepsister of success is often a loss of discipline , and it serves as a testimony to character as the bedrock of lasting leadership Well worth the ti [...]

    9. I felt like the books was written by two people which is was I really liked the sections that covered the historical figures The sections about the business leaders of today didn t really give great detail I felt like the guy who wrote the current sections read the really good stuff the historian wrote and then googled some similar stories from the business world of today So a 5 star for the historic stuff and a 2 star for the rest.

    10. Is this a business book or a history book I believe it is both, but that it emphasizes history and leadership There are moments of fast forward from ancient figures such as Julius Ceasar and Alexander the Great, throw in a few additional leaders such as Hannibal and Cyrus, to modern business executives who have used some of the same leadership techniques.I admit that I had the most fun learning about some of the details and bad character traits of the heroes.I recommend this.

    11. Well written and researched book Insights in to the leadership styles of great leaders who laid the foundations for western civilization Would have been nice if we had few Asian leaders from ancient India and China There is always a learning process involved in their life which results in their success Rightly said, the leaders main tradeoff is to balance Power, ambition and glory Great book for learning overall.

    12. This book sounded so interesting and I loved the concept of connecting the ancient leaders with the current world issues However, the book reminded me very much of reading my high school history text book I was dissapointed that it wasn t organized in a interesting way I woulnd t tell you to avoid it, just be aware that its academic than the publisher implies.

    13. this is a cool book it is mostly a history book about ancient leaders and how they lead their empires or troops How it worked or didnt work then how it relates to how modern corporate leaders used the same types of styles and how it worked for them All together informative, and cool book for management self help, or business help.

    14. Love the history but the modern lessons could have been almost entirely discarded Correlation between past leaders and current felt weak and very contrived forced Further, seemed as if they briefly skim over many current issues that would have made for some great insights upon a detailed investigation Worth the read, nonetheless.

    15. An interesting book if you like to learn from history The book definitely delivers lesson s learned from historical figures.

    16. Listened to this book good stories of ancient leaders, and moderate stories of modern day business folks however, the links between the two were somewhat strained.

    17. I have to say that I was interested in the history of the ancient leaders than our current ones It was interesting to see what modern day leader would be a Caesar or who would a Xenophon.

    18. Very interesting Rulers from the past and how present companies use there practices It was facinating to read I learned a great deal Terrific read Quick Read

    19. Thoroughly enjoyed this book Facinating parallels between great leaders from antiquity and leaders of all kinds in the world today.

    20. Today s world business leaders would benefit greatly from the lessons taught by some of those of the ancient world.

    21. Very good look at key historical figures and their leadership traits how those traits were a great asset even when used selfishly.

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