Every now and then I decide to fill one of the many gaps in my education by reading a well-known book.
Some were washouts. I will never finish Moby Dick. Others were time well spent. Thank you Hemingway for A Farewell to Arms. Thank you F. Scott for The Beautiful and Damned.
I recently picked up a short book that is chock full of practical advice for a young man or woman on the way up.
The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli will prove itself invaluable should you find yourself charged with ruling a City-State or a small Principality. If that’s not your present situation, there are still lessons to be learned to help guide your way through the working world.