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The Principles of Success: How Great Leaders From Julius Caesar to Bill Gates Triumphed

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Book Cover
Book Cover
Edited by: Yara Sameh
The Principles of Success explicates the principles great leaders follow to attain their objectives. The book examines: these leaders’ great resolve; their methods of thinking، formulating their objectives، and studying their rival; their striking the rival’s vital points; their striking swiftly at the critical time; their striking in combination; their creating or exposing vital points in the rival; and، their parrying the rival’s strikes. These principles are as frequently applied as they are rarely discussed.

Paperback: 348 pages
Author: Robert W. Sweet
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 5، 2017)
Language: English
Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches

About the Author
Robert W. Sweet earned a BA from Emory University and an MBA and MA from the University of Texas at Austin. He studied history and literature at Oxford University as an English Speaking Union Scholar and Arabic and history in Syria as a Fulbright Scholar. He is a Senior Advisor to the Aga Khan University.

Editorial Reviews
"Sweet has managed، using a few key historical leaders، to uncover critical leadership principles that have great relevance for contemporary business leaders. These principles are equally relevant for those in sports، public policy، and contemporary political life، as well as those engaged in mentoring and coaching. In his writing are echoes of Daniel Kahneman، Clayton Christensen، and Simon Sinek. These echoes are woven together beautifully، reminding us that the study of history remains richly rewarding."

Dr. Philip B. Breitfeld، Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer، Champions Oncology

"Sweet's book is wonderful and should be savored. He offers countless insights and observations not only on his subjects، but also on life and human conduct in general. It boggles the mind how he acquired so much knowledge and wisdom in the space of a single life، much less one still only half lived. I think anyone aspiring to become CEO would profit greatly from reading his book."

Needham B. Whitfield، Former Chairman and CEO، Brenco، Incorporated

"Sweet's book is excellent. He makes a strong argument for the selfishness of human nature and its origins in our evolutionary past. Caesar، Richelieu، Napoleon، Talleyrand، and Gates rose to preeminence through a mixture of genius، hard work، and ruthlessness، and Sweet shows us what we can all learn from their examples."

Timothy W.J. O'Brien، Partner and General Counsel، Pine River Capital Management

"I have become an avid reader of The Principles of Success. I have found it to be sublime، erudite، and، above all، inspirational. It certainly stands out among the crowd for its level of depth، scholarship، and profundity. While Sweet's work may require more of the reader intellectually than other works of a similar class، such as Robert Greene's، its lessons stay and take root (for instance، his incisive explication of Caesar's Gallic campaign is a wonderful illustration of 'do or die')."

Clayton W. Chan، Esq.

"The breadth of Sweet's references in history and literature is staggering."

Rebecca Smithson، Philanthropist

The Principles of Success "is fascinating. It has much sage advice and is immensely erudite and fluid. I have never seen writing so good."

A Reviewer with Stanford University Press

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