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Power Ambition Glory: The Stunning Parallels between Great Leaders of the Ancient World and Today . . . and the Lessons You Can Learn Paperback – June 1, 2010
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—From the foreword by Mayor Rudy Giuliani
“An appealing read that draws a remarkable correlation between great leaders of the ancient world and highly profiled leaders of our time. It is both interesting and instructive to learn of these striking parallels and to realize that extolled leadership at any time often includes similar vision, like deployment and unconventional strategies. It is also interesting to find that notable personal failings of recent times have roots in yesterday. Those who are interested in leadership can profit greatly from reading this novel piece.”
—Larry Bossidy, coauthor of Execution and former CEO of Honeywell
“Power Ambition Glory crystalizes the commonalities of highs and lows of modern and ancient leaders. The book is, in fact, an inspiration in showing how simple tenets such as focusing, setting an example, and embracing diversity lead to true greatness. It is a book that speaks to today’s void. What we lack today, Steve Forbes and John Prevas remind us can be regained again by learning from the lessons of the classic ancient leaders and even some modern CEOs that lived by their examples.”
—Meredith Whitney, CEO and founder of Meredith Whitney Advisory Group
“Steve Forbes knows the importance of history, and this book brings that to our attention in a fascinating and pertinent way. Power Ambition Glory is a wonderful read from beginning to end, and people in all fields will learn and be inspired by it. Steve is one guy everyone should listen to!”
—Donald J. Trump
“Steve Forbes and John Prevas have brilliantly woven together the ancient world and permanent principles of effectiveness to provide guidance for today’s would-be leaders.”
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Top Customer Reviews
Xenophon (430-354 BC), was "a young scholar from Athens, and is an example of a reluctant leader who came forward in time to crisis to fill a void. He found himself in command of an army of Greek mercenaries--mostly Spartans--trapped in the middle of the Persian Empire in the region known today as Iraq. Xenophon's mission was to organize these soldiers, motivate them, and get them home alive." Upon hearing this information, one of my sons quickly volunteered, "Oh, I get it, X is famous for actually having an Exit Strategy to get his army out of Iraq!" Touché, son!
The best part of this book is the brief over-views of the cultures and eras of these leaders and learning about their exploits. That part of the book was absolutely a page-turner and fortunately most of the book is comprised of these historic profiles and the lessons that could be garnered from their styles of leadership. I very much enjoyed learning about Xenophon, who is given credit in this book for showing Alexander the Great that there was a crack in the military might of the Persian Empire and Alexander made full use of that information as soon as he could.Read more ›
As we have the roman military and the Catholic Church to thank for our current leadership model, this book truly hits the mark with its great lessons and teachings. If you do not believe the comment in the preceding sentence, consider this simple example.
Obey us completely or be:
1. Put to death (Roman Military)
2. Excommunicated (Church)
3. Terminated (Modern Business)
Power Ambition Glory: The Stunning Parallels between Great Leaders of the Ancient World and Today . . . and the Lessons You Can Learn is a remarkable historical guide that easily slips into the business arena.Read more ›
Worth every penny as this book is "Dynamite! Dynamic mind and parallels to make you think". Two thumbs up my man - you need to buy this.
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Just browse through, have finished reading it. so far so goodPublished 1 month ago by Maria Serafini
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. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rafael
To understand the present and predict the future, you should study the past! This book is fantastic!Published 20 months ago by Mohammed
I loved this book. The author does a fantastic job of telling history though modern day comparative stories. Kept me engaged the whole time. Read morePublished on July 26, 2014 by Logen
I would highly encourage anyone with any leadership aspirations of any kind no matter the field to read this. It is well worth it!Published on April 17, 2014 by gregory